Massachusetts Antlerless Deer Drawing Results Available
The Antlerless Deer Permit Drawing took place on July 30, 2009 at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club, Sturbridge. Results from the drawing are posted here. Winning numbers are based on the last digit of the hunting or sporting license number. If the last digit of the hunting or sporting license matches any of the numbers listed in the zone for which a hunter applied, the hunter will be awarded a permit for that zone. For partial numbers, there will be a random selection from the total number of applicants with that number Not every applicant with the partial number will receive a permit. The number of random selectees for these partial digits is indicated in parentheses in the antlerless deer permit drawing results table.
All selected applicants will be notified with a yellow postcard in mid-August. This postcard is not a permit. To obtain the antlerless deer permit by the beginning of the archery season, the postcard and $5 fee must be returned by September 3, 2009 to "MassWildlife FHQ, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581." Permits will be sent out in a mass mailing in mid-September to those hunters who returned the yellow postcard and fee by the September 3rd deadline.
Applicants who were NOT selected through the drawing will receive a pink re-application postcard (also in mid-August). Hunters receiving a pink postcard will have the option to re-apply for a permit in a Wildlife Management Zone for which permits are still available. Re-application postcards will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so re-applicants should mail in postcards as soon as possible.
Over the counter sales of any remaining permits will commence October 5th. This will be the final opportunity to acquire antlerless deer permits in those zones for which permits remain. These permits will be available at select locations across the state on a first come first served basis. Please check the antlerless deer permit home page for future details regarding over-the-counter sales.