CONCORD, N.H. — Sales will begin soon for special permits allowing hunters to take additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit L during the fall hunting seasons. Hunters should note the specific details about the purchasing this permits, as follows:
Up to 750 hunters will be allowed to purchase Special Antlerless Deer Permits for Unit L this year. These permits will all come with 1 deer tag at a cost of $26. Only one Unit L permit can be issued per sportsperson. Unit L permits will be sold online ONLY at www.nhfishandgame.com.
Sales will begin on July 11 at 6:00 p.m. Note that if you start your online purchase session before 6:00 p.m. on that date, the Unit L permit may not show up in the list of licenses available, and you will need to start over.
Due to the high demand for the limited number of Unit L permits, be aware that even if you start applying right at 6:00 p.m., you may not get a permit.
Have your documentation ready! You will need your current New Hampshire hunting license (required for purchase), New Hampshire driver’s license number, and credit card.
The credit card information that you enter must match the name and address on file with your issuing bank, as this is a requirement of the credit card processor.
Because network volume increases during the sale, which lasts about 15 minutes, customer service will be unable to confirm license purchases during this period.
About the Permit
Unit L permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must hold a current New Hampshire hunting or archery license.
Archery, muzzleloader and firearms hunters may use these special permits on any day during those seasons for which they are legally licensed. Youth hunters are eligible to buy Unit L permits.
Special Unit L permits have been made available since 2014. These permits reflect a long-term objective, outlined in the state’s Game Management Plan, to reduce deer numbers in southeastern New Hampshire in order to sustain regional herd health and to minimize deer-human conflicts, such as vehicle collisions and destructive browsing of agricultural and ornamental plants. High human densities and associated levels of development in southeastern New Hampshire result in greater potential for deer-human conflicts and complicate deer population control efforts.
Specific boundaries for Unit L and more information on the special permits can be found at:
Unit L: www.huntnh.com/hunting/deer-ul-permits.html
For more information on hunting deer in New Hampshire, visit www.huntnh.com/hunting/deer.html.