Massachusetts Antlerless Deer Apps Due July 16th

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Deer hunters, don't wait in line; apply on time! Deer hunters are reminded that in order to take antlerless deer during any deer hunting season, they must possess an antlerless deer permit. The July 16 antlerless deer permit application deadline is fast approaching.

Antlerless deer permit applications are found on paper licenses bought over the counter. Internet license buyers need to access the MassOutdoors website at and apply on-line. Only online license holders may apply for a permit through MassOutdoors. Antlerless deer permit applications delivered to the Field Headquarters after 4:30 PM or postmarked after July 16 will not be accepted.

Due to decreases in the permit allocation in most zones, MassWildlife encourages all hunters to apply for a permit because there will likely be very few zones where permits will be available for purchase over the counter. A table with the number of permits allocated for the 2009 season for each Wildlife Management Zone is posted on the agency website,