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Bonus DMPs

Bonus DMPs will be available in WMUs 1C, 3S, 4J and 8C.

All Bonus DMPs will be Antlerless-Only.

Bonus Deer Management Permits (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 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. All Bonus DMPs will be valid only for antlerless deer. There is no fee for Bonus DMPs.

How to Apply

To obtain a Bonus DMP, hunters may apply in either of the following ways:

  1. By e-mail or mail (address information is listed below):
    • Submit a photocopy, photo, or scanned copy of both sides of a completed DMP for the appropriate Bonus WMU.
      [Note: An original completed DMP carcass tag may be submitted if the carcass has already been prepared for consumption (butchered)].
    • Include your name, hunter ID number (backtag number), mailing address and phone number to receive your bonus permit by mail within 2 business days (delivery times may vary).
  2. In person. Bring one of the following to a check station location listed below:
    • the unfrozen head or whole carcass and completed DMP tag of an antlerless deer;
      [Note: Some locations do not accept carcasses.This is specified per location below].
    • the completed and signed DMP tag; or,
    • a photocopy, photo, or scanned image showing both sides of the original completed and signed DMP tag for the appropriate Bonus WMU.

WMU 1C Bonus DMP Issuance

All deer taken on DEC managed properties must be physically checked at either the Ridge or Hither Hills deer check stations.

Mail or Electronic Application

Hunters may send, or present in person, clear photocopies, photos, or scanned images of both sides of their completed 1C DMPs or1C Bonus tags to:

  • NYS DEC Bureau of Wildlife, 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790; Attention: 1C Bonus
  • Or send electronic images to wildlife.r1@dec.ny.gov with "1C Bonus" in the subject line

Be sure to include your name, hunter ID number (backtag number), mailing address, and phone number to receive Bonus permits by mail.

In Person Application

Hunters may bring qualifying antlerless carcasses to the Ridge or Stony Brook deer check station during bow and firearms seasons or Hither Hills deer check station during the firearms season. Qualifying copies of completed 1C DMP tags may be taken to any of the following deer check stations in Suffolk County.

Ridge Hunter Check Station; Randall Rd. & Rt. 25, Ridge

Dates Hours
October 1 thru 31; Tues., Thurs. & Sun. 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
November 1 thru December 31; Daily, except November 24 and December 25 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
December 24 and December 31; Closing early 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 2 thru 31 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

DEC Office in Stony Brook; 50 Circle Road, Stony Brook
Do not bring carcasses into the building; all animals must be left in the parking lot.

Dates Hours
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 Town Hall; Town Clerks Office, 38 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island
No carcasses; completed DMPs or copies of completed DMPs only.

Dates Hours
October 1 - January 31
Weekdays Only, Closed Holidays
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

Dates Hours
January 3 - 31; Weekdays only 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Peconic Recreation Center; 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic
No carcasses; completed DMPs or copies of completed DMPs only. For additional information, contact Southold Town DPW at (631) 765-1283.

Dates Hours
Weekdays in October 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Weekends in October 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Weekdays November 1 - January 31 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sundays November 1 - December 31 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Holidays Closed

East Hampton Town Hall; 159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton
No carcasses; completed DMPs or copies of completed DMPs only.

Dates Hours
October 1 - December 31; weekdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Holidays Closed

Southampton Town Hall Clerk's Office; 116 Hampton Road, Southampton, NY 11968
No carcasses; for information call 631-287-5740

Dates Hours
Weekdays 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Holidays Closed

Town Clerk Annex; 25 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
No carcasses.

Dates Hours

Mondays & Tuesdays, October 1 - January 31

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday & Thursdays, October 1 - January 31

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Holidays Closed

North Haven Village Hall; 335 Ferry Rd, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

Dates Hours
Mondays & Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WMU 3S Bonus DMP Issuance

Mail or Electronic Application

Hunters may send, or present in person, clear photocopies, photos, or scanned images of both sides of their completed 3S DMPs or 3S Bonus tags to:

  • NYS DEC Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561; Attention: 3S Bonus
  • Or send electronic images to Wildlife.R3@dec.ny.gov with "3S Bonus" in the subject line.

Be sure to include your name, hunter ID number (backtag number), mailing address, and phone number to receive Bonus permits by mail.

In Person Application

Hunters may bring qualifying antlerless carcasses or qualifying copies of completed 3S DMP tags to the deer check station at the DEC Office in New Paltz.

DEC Office in New Paltz; 21 South Putt Corners Road
Appointments recommended (call 845-256-3098)

Dates HOURS
Oct 1 - Dec. 31 (weekdays only) 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

WMU 4J Bonus DMP Issuance

Mail or Electronic Application

Hunters may send, or present in person, clear photocopies, photos, or scanned images of both sides of their completed 4J DMPs or 4J Bonus tags to:

  • NYS DEC Region 4 Office, 1130 North Wescott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306-2014; Attention: 4J Bonus
  • Or send electronic images to Wildlife.r4@dec.ny.gov with "4J Bonus" in subject line.

Be sure to include your name, hunter ID number (backtag number), mailing address, and phone number to receive Bonus permits by mail.

In Person Application

Hunters may bring qualifying antlerless carcasses or qualifying copies of completed 4J DMP tags to the Regional Office in Schenectady.

DEC Office in Schenectady; 1130 N. Wescott Road near the intersection of Broadway and Curry Rd.

Dates HOURS
Wednesday, October 5 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 12 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 19 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 26 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, November 2 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, November 9 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, November 16 2:30 - 4:00 PM
after November 16 Appointment Only; call 518-357-2154

WMU 8C Bonus DMP Issuance

All Bonus DMPs for WMU 8C will be issued through the Region 8 DEC Office in East Avon.

Mail or Electronic Application

Hunters may send, or present in person, clear photocopies, photos, or scanned images of both sides of their completed 8C DMPs or 8C Bonus tags to:

  • NYS DEC Bureau of Wildlife, 6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414; Attention: 8C Bonus
  • Or send electronic images to R8Wildlife@dec.ny.gov with "8C Bonus" in the subject line.

Be sure to include your name, hunter ID number (backtag number), mailing address, and phone number to receive Bonus permits by mail.

In Person Application

Hunters may bring qualifying antlerless carcasses or qualifying copies of completed 8C DMP tags to the deer check station at the Avon Regional Office.

DEC Office in Avon; Route 5/20 (6274 East Avon-Lima Road), about 1½ miles east of Interstate 390, Exit 10.

Dates HOURS
During the Early Archery Season weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
First 3 days of Regular Season:
Saturday, November 19 through Monday, November 21
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.