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DMP Availability and Probability of Selection

DMP Application Deadline is October 1

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DMP Selection Probabilities Remain the Same through the Entire Application Period.

See Wildlife Management Units for WMU boundary descriptions.

WMU Area (mi2) DMP Target Target DMPs
per mi2
Average DMP
Success
Chances of DMP Selection
Residents Non-Residents
1st DMP 2nd DMP 1st DMP 2nd DMP
1C 903.3 Max. with Bonus DMPs 12.2% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
3A 694.3 0 0.0 NONE NONE NONE NONE
3C 316.1 2,000 6.3 13.3% MED NONE NONE NONE
3F 331.7 5,500 16.6 8.9% HIGH MED HIGH NONE
3G 457.1 2,300 5.0 11.8% MED NONE NONE NONE
3H 554.1 1,300 2.3 23.3% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
3J 355.6 5,200 14.6 11.7% HIGH LOW HIGH NONE
3K 381 550 1.4 18.0% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
3M 749.2 36,200 48.3 9.9% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
3N 222.8 2,800 12.6 8.3% HIGH LOW HIGH NONE
3P 125.1 700 5.6 6.4% LOW NONE NONE NONE
3R 206.1 2,300 11.2 7.3% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
3S 430.8 Max. with Bonus DMPs 9.5% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
4A 430.1 2,700 6.3 23.6% HIGH NONE NONE NONE
4B 161.5 2,900 18.0 10.9% HIGH MED HIGH NONE
4C 164.8 1,400 8.5 22.1% MED NONE NONE NONE
4F 1,161 15,700 13.5 19.7% HIGH PP REQ HIGH NONE
4G 370.5 2,100 5.7 20.6% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
4H 289.8 1,300 4.5 22.0% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
4J 148.9 Max with Bonus DMPs 9.2% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
4K 255.9 1,500 5.9 18.4% MED NONE NONE NONE
4L 220.8 200 0.9 34.5% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
4O 760.5 1,200 1.6 30.1% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
4P 361.4 1,200 3.3 23.5% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
4R 290.2 1,400 4.8 17.9% LOW NONE NONE NONE
4S 220 900 4.1 24.8% MED NONE NONE NONE
4T 131.8 4,100 31.1 10.6% HIGH MED HIGH NONE
4U 127 225 1.8 23.9% LOW NONE NONE NONE
4W 443.2 900 2.0 21.8% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
4Y 176.5 2,900 16.4 13.1% HIGH LOW HIGH NONE
4Z 250.7 800 3.2 18.3% MED NONE NONE NONE
5A 609.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA
5C 1125.7 NA NA NA NA NA NA
5F 1328.3 NA NA NA NA NA NA
5G 1112.6 NA NA NA NA NA NA
5H 3046.5 NA NA NA NA NA NA
5J 674.3 NA NA NA NA NA NA
5R 373 12,600 33.8 8.5% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
5S 421.9 2,200 5.2 25.0% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
5T 223.4 0 0.0 NONE NONE NONE NONE
6A 1471.7 0 0.0 NONE NONE NONE NONE
6C 976.7 2,000 2.0 20.0% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
6F 1213 NA NA NA NA NA NA
6G 933.2 16,000 17.1 15.2% HIGH HIGH HIGH NONE
6H 172.6 700 4.1 10.2% MED NONE NONE NONE
6J 1576.3 NA NA NA NA NA NA
6K 1161.2 5,500 4.7 19.9% LOW NONE NONE NONE
6N 491.4 NA NA NA NA NA NA
6P 203 5,500 27.1 7.6% HIGH HIGH HIGH NONE
6R 541.8 5,800 10.7 13.8% HIGH PP REQ HIGH NONE
6S 589.1 6,000 10.2 17.8% HIGH LOW HIGH NONE
7A 544.9 7,200 13.2 15.0% HIGH LOW HIGH NONE
7F 687.2 28,000 40.7 7.7% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
7H 357.2 13,800 38.6 9.5% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
7J 838.9 33,700 40.2 10.1% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
7M 1242.3 25,600 20.6 15.2% HIGH MED HIGH NONE
7P 484.8 2,700 5.6 17.1% LOW NONE NONE NONE
7R 739.3 24,300 32.9 9.4% HIGH HIGH HIGH NONE
7S 662.7 10,400 15.7 13.3% HIGH LOW HIGH NONE
8A 419 19,200 45.8 12.2% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
8C 138.1 Max. with Bonus DMPs 18.3% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
8F 733 33,500 45.7 12.8% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
8G 686.2 38,500 56.1 12.4% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
8H 574 27,200 47.4 16.3% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
8J 711.9 21,800 30.6 12.5% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
8M 307.4 9,600 31.2 18.7% HIGH HIGH HIGH NONE
8N 314.3 31,500 100.2 9.8% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
8P 356.2 2,500 7.0 15.9% MED NONE NONE NONE
8R 270 16,500 61.1 13.6% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
8S 256.2 4,100 16.0 16.0% HIGH MED HIGH NONE
8T 385.2 2,300 6.0 26.6% LOW NONE NONE NONE
8W 439.5 3,200 7.3 16.9% MED NONE NONE NONE
8X 400.5 9,000 22.5 16.4% HIGH LOW HIGH NONE
8Y 354.2 5,500 15.5 15.0% HIGH LOW HIGH NONE
9A 461.6 17,600 38.1 6.4% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
9F 277 16,700 60.3 7.1% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
9G 229.9 8,500 37.0 9.8% HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH
9H 973.1 26,500 27.2 14.6% HIGH MED HIGH NONE
9J 693.6 18,600 26.8 15.6% HIGH HIGH HIGH NONE
9K 446.4 6,800 15.2 22.0% HIGH NONE PP REQ NONE
9M 329.7 7,400 22.4 15.3% HIGH NONE HIGH NONE
9N 207.1 5,900 28.5 13.6% HIGH MED HIGH NONE
9P 581.5 2,500 4.3 27.6% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
9R 217.6 500 2.3 17.1% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
9S 91.5 250 2.7 13.5% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
9T 248.4 550 2.2 18.4% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
9W 250.1 3,300 13.2 16.5% MED NONE NONE NONE
9X 219.1 600 2.7 26.2% PP REQ NONE NONE NONE
9Y 124.8 3,000 24.0 13.2% HIGH NONE NONE NONE

Statewide Total: 645,375 excluding units without DMP targets.

High = more than 2/3 of applicants receive a DMP.
Medium = between 1/3 & 2/3 receive a DMP.
Low = less than 1/3 of applicants will receive a DMP.
PP Req = only applicants with preference points have a chance of receiving a DMP. May require 1, 2, or 3 preference points to be selected.
LO/DV = only qualifying landowners (greater than 50 acres) and veterans with disabilities will receive a DMP.
None = No DMPs are available.
NA = DEC is not authorized to issue DMPs in these units.

Notes:

  • WMU 1C is bowhunting-only from October - December. A special permit is Required during the January Firearms Season.
  • WMUs 3S, 4J, and 8C are bowhunting-only during all deer seasons.
  • Antlerless-only Bonus DMPs are available in WMUs 1C, 3S, 4J, and 8C for hunters who fill a DMP in these units.
  • Preference points increase the chances of selection but do not guarantee issuance. Preference points are won and lost on the 1st DMP selection. If preference points are required on the 2nd permit, only applicants who were denied a 1st permit are eligible.
  • Qualifying landowners and veterans with disabilities will receive their 1st choice DMP in all open WMUs.

To learn how DMP quotas and probabilities are determined, see Understanding DMPs: Quota Setting and Permit Selection.