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Bonus DMPs

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

CHANGE FOR 2013-2014: 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. For 2013-14 all Bonus DMPs will be valid only for antlerless deer, not either-sex deer as in the past. Bonus DMPs that are used to take an antlerless deer may be replaced with another Bonus DMP. No fee will be charged for the Bonus DMP.

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

  1. Submit by mail, e-mail or in person (see address information below), a photocopy, photo, or scanned copy of both sides of a completed DMP for the appropriate Bonus unit. An original completed DMP carcass tag for one of the four units may be submitted as proof of kill, but hunters are reminded that the actual carcass tag must remain affixed to the carcass until it is prepared for consumption (butchered).
  2. In person, bring to one of the checking locations listed below: (1) the unfrozen head or whole carcass and completed DMP tag of an antlerless deer; (2) the completed and signed DMP tag; or (3) a photocopy, photo, or scanned image showing both sides of the original completed and signed DMP tag for an antlerless deer taken in the appropriate Bonus unit.

Hunters who submit a qualifying carcass, a completed DMP tag, or a copy of a completed DMP tag in person will be issued a Bonus permit at that time. Those submitting copies or tags by mail or e-mail will be sent Bonus permits by regular mail within two business days (delivery times may vary).

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 r1wildlife@gw.dec.state.ny.us (please put 1C 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 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 the deer check stations in Suffolk County.

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

2013-14 Dates Hours
October 1 thru 31; Tues., Thurs. & Sun. 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
November 1 thru December 31; Daily, except November 28 and December 25 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
December 24 and December 31; Closing early 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 6 thru 31, 2014 Weekdays only 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.

2013-14 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.

2013-14 Dates Hours
October 1, 2013 thru December 31, 2014;
Weekdays except: October 14, November 11 and 28, December 25, January 1 and January 20
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

2013-14 Dates Hours
January 6 - 31, 2014; 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.

2013-2014 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.

2013-2014 Dates Hours
October 1 - December 31; weekdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 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 R3wildlife@gw.dec.state.ny.us (please put 3S 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 3S DMP tags to the deer check station at the DEC Office in New Paltz or Amato's Meat Processing in Somers.

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

2013-14 Dates HOURS
Oct 1 - Dec. 31 (weekdays only) 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Westchester Check Station at Amato's Meat Processing; 121 Route 100 in Somers
Contact DEC at (845)-256-3098 with any questions.

2013-2014 Dates Hours
Thursday, October 10 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, October 24 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, November 7 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, November 21 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, December 5 1:00 PM - 6:00 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 r4wildlife@gw.dec.state.ny.us (please put 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 Regional Office in Schenectady or the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar.

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

2013-14 Dates HOURS
Wednesday, October 2 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, October 9 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, October 16 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, October 23 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, October 30 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, November 6 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, November 13 3:00 - 4:30 PM
November 14 - December 17 Appointment Only; call 518-357-2154

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center; Wildlife Resources Center (brick building), 108 Game Farm Road, Delmar

2013-14 Dates HOURS
Friday, October 4 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, October 11 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, October 18 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, October 25 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, November 1 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, November 8 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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@gw.dec.state.ny.us (please put 8C 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 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.

2013-14 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 16 through Monday, November 18
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.