DMAP permits available for 11 local units | News, Sports, Jobs

There are 11 Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) units in Allegheny National Forest and Kinzua Deer Quality Cooperative this year.

DMAP is intended to help landowners manage deer populations.

For hunters, this means a chance to catch more deer.

A DMAP Harvest Permit allows a hunter to take an antlerless deer on designated property and hunters can have up to two permits per unit.

The permit can be used in any season, but “The hunter must be duly licensed for the season”, according to an ANF press release. And, the hunter must follow all other rules that apply. For example, a hunter licensed to hunt during the muzzle loader season can use a DMAP permit during that season, but can only take antlerless deer with a muzzle loader.

There are 11 DMAP units on Allegheny National Forest and Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative lands this year.

Locations can be found at or by clicking on “big game hunting” at

For these units, hunters interested in DMAP permits can be purchased directly through a licensing agent (or the Outdoors Shop).

Private owners may or may not distribute coupons. They receive coupons at a rate of up to one per five acres of cultivated land or up to one per 50 acres of uncultivated land.

Hunters who receive a coupon from a landowner can present it to a licensing agency to purchase a DMAP license.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, “Hunters are responsible for acquiring the landowner information needed to participate in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). “

There is a list of participating owners on the Gaming Commission DMAP Participating Properties webpage.

Hunting permits and DMAP permits went on sale on Monday, June 14.

A DMAP applicant must have the number of the unit for which he wishes to purchase a permit.

The cost of a DMAP resident permit is $ 10.90. For non-residents, the cost is $ 35.90. DMAP permit holders are required to file a harvest report whether or not they catch a deer.

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