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Thousands of DMAP doe tags available

Most hunters are happy to get one deer in a season.

The Deer Management Assistance Program provides a way for hunters to get more than one antlerless deer license and for landowners to receive some help trimming the herds on their lands.

“It’s a win-win situation,” Warren County Treasurer Denny Munksgard said. “It’s an opportunity for people to obtain antlerless deer licenses. For those that want the extra deer and need it to feed their families, it’s a good opportunity. And, the landowners are allowing their land to be open for hunting.”

DMAP licenses went on sale on Monday and some smaller units have already sold out, according to Munksgard.

The Allegheny National Forest and Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative issued a release on Wednesday regarding the availability of DMAP permits on those lands.

Combined, those two entities enfold 11 DMAP areas with thousands of permits available. Four of the areas are partially in Warren County.

DMAP permits may be used in any of the antlerless deer seasons using the arms appropriate to the season and during the antlered-only firearm season, ANF Public Affairs Officer Chris Warner said.

A list of DMAP properties can be found at the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s website.

“Hunters can get up to two DMAP harvest permits per unit,” according to the game commission.

DMAP permits may be purchased through licensing agents or the Outdoors Shop and cost $10.90 for residents and $35.90 for nonresidents.

“All DMAP antlerless deer permit holders are required to file a harvest report, regardless of harvest success,” according to Warner.

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