Bonus DMPs will be available in WMUs 1C, 3S, 4J, 8C and 9A during the 2012-2013 hunting seasons.
Bonus DMPs are issued to increase hunter participation and antlerless deer harvest in areas with abundant deer. Bonus DMPs are available to hunters who take an antlerless deer on a Deer Management Permit (DMP) or a Bonus DMP in one of the units listed above. Bonus DMPs may be used only in the WMU for which they are issued and may be valid for antlerless deer only or deer of either sex, as indicated on the permit. Bonus DMPs that are used to take an antlerless deer may be replaced with another Bonus DMP. Bonus DMPs used to take an antlered deer will not be replaced. No fee will be charged for the Bonus DMP.
To obtain a Bonus DMP, hunters must comply with the following application requirements:
- The head (NOT frozen) or whole carcass of an antlerless deer taken on a Deer Management Permit or Bonus DMP for one of the above WMUs, and the completed DMP Report Tag (the smaller part) must be brought by the successful hunter to the appropriate checking location listed below.
- Upon completion of a biological check and collection of harvest information, a Bonus DMP for the same unit will be issued.
Bonus Deer Management Permits for WMU 1C are available to hunters who take antlerless deer on any Unit 1C DMPs (original or Bonus DMPs), during either the Suffolk County regular (bowhunting-only) or firearm season. Bonus DMPs are valid only in WMU 1C during both the regular season and the special January firearms deer season.
There are six locations available to obtain "Bonus DMPs" for Unit 1C
Ridge Hunter Check Station
Randall Rd. & Rt. 25, Ridge
|October 1 thru 31; Tues., Thurs. & Sun.||2:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
|November 1 thru December 31; Daily, except November 23 and December 25||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|December 24 and December 31; Closing early||9:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
|January 7 thru 31, 2012 Weekdays only||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
SUNY Stony Brook, 50 Circle Road
Do not bring carcasses into the building; all animals must be left in the parking lot.
|By Appointment Only - Call Ahead (631) 444-0270 or (631) 444-0310
Office coverage subject to staff availability.
|9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
Shelter Island Landfill
Menantic Rd., Shelter Island for confirmation of deer harvest, then Shelter Island Town Hall, 38 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, for issuance of Bonus DMP.
|October 1 thru December 31, 2011 and January 7 - 31, 2012;
Weekdays, except October 8, November 12 and 22, December 22, January 1 and 14
|9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
East Hampton Check Station at Hither Hills State Park
Old Montauk Hwy, 1/2 mile east of Montauk Hwy, East Hampton
|January 9 - 31, 2012; Weekdays only||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
Peconic Recreation Center
970 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY 11958
For additional information, contact Southold Town DPW at (631) 765-1283.
|Week days in October||8:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|Weekends in October||12:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
|Weekdays in November||8:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|Sundays in November||12:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
|Weekdays in December||8:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|Sundays in December||8:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
East Hampton Town Hall
159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY
|October 1 - December 31, Monday - Friday||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
There are two locations available to obtain "Bonus DMPs" for Unit 3S
Westchester Check Station at Amato's Meat Processing
121 Route 100 in Somers
Please contact DEC at (845)-256-3098 with any questions.
|Tuesday, October 9||3:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Monday, October 15||3:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Monday, October 22||3:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Saturday, October 27||3:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Saturday, November 3||3:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Saturday, November 10||3:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday, November 21||3:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
|Monday, November 26||4:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
|Monday, December 3||4:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
New Paltz DEC Office
21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz
DEC Wildlife Staff will generally be available to check WMU 3S deer and issue "Bonus" WMU 3S permits at the Region 3 Office in New Paltz on weekdays (except holidays) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. commencing on Monday October 17. It is strongly advised that an appointment be made by calling (845)256-3098 prior to arrival to ensure that staff are available to check your deer.
There are two locations available to obtain "Bonus DMPs" for Unit 4J
Schenectady DEC Office
1130 North Westcott Road in Rotterdam near the intersection of Broadway and Curry Rd
Wildlife staff will be available at the Region 4 Office to check WMU 4J deer and issue "Bonus" 4J permits as listed below. After November 14th, deer will be checked at the Schenectady Office by appointment only. For an appointment, call Wildlife Staff at the Schenectady office at (518)-357-2154.
|Wednesday, October 3||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday, October 10||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday, October 17||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday, October 24||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday, October 31||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday, November 7||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday, November 14||3:00 PM - 4:30 PM|
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
108 Game Farm Road, Delmar
A check station will also be operated by Region 4 Wildlife Staff at Five Rivers as listed below. (The check station will be at the Vehicle Repair Garage.) Look for Check Station signs when you arrive.
|Saturday, October 13||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Saturday, October 10||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Saturday, October 27||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Friday, November 2||2:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
|Saturday, November 9||2:00 PM - 4:00 PM|
All "Bonus DMPs" for WMU 8C will be issued at the Region 8 DEC Office in East Avon.
Avon DEC Office
The Deer Check Station at the Avon Regional Office is located on Route 5/20 (6274 East Avon-Lima Road), about 1½ miles east of Interstate 390, Exit 10.
|During the Early Archery Season||weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|First 3 days of Regular Season:
Saturday, November 17 through Monday, November 19
|8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|During all the remaining Southern Zone Deer Seasons
(check station and DEC office closed Thanksgiving)
|weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
Buffalo DEC Office
270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo
DEC Wildlife Staff will be available to issue "Bonus" WMU 9A permits at the Region 9 Office in Buffalo. Bonus DMPS will be available weekdays (except holidays) during all southern zone deer seasons from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is strongly advised that you call 716-851-7010 prior to arrival to ensure that staff are available to check your deer.