Remaining Deer Permits Available in October

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Licensed deer hunters are reminded that an antlerless deer permit and accompanying tag are required for all antlerless deer taken during the 2002 archery, shotgun and muzzleloader seasons. License holders who applied for a permit through the drawing system have been sent notification cards either advising of their selection for their Deer Management Zone (DMZ) of choice or offering a permit in an alternate DMZ. Remaining permits will be made available over the counter at MassWildlife offices beginning October 2. Check the website at www.MassWildlife.org in late September for the list of DMZs for which permits will be sold.

The live deer import ban remains in effect for Massachusetts as a deterrent to the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. No live deer may be imported for deer farms, holiday displays or other purposes. Licensed hunters may bring dead deer, legally harvested and reported in other states, home to Massachusetts without restrictions. Contact Kris McCarthy, 508.792.7270 x142.