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Unit L Antlerless-only Deer Permits

Each year, hunters in New Hampshire have the opportunity to purchase special permits to take additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit L. See WMU L Boundaries.

 

NOTICE: Proposed Changes to WMU L Permits for the 2018/19 seasons:

  • Starting with the 2018 season WMU L Permits will be issued via an online lottery.
  • A two week application period will open in July and will be administered ONLINE ONLY.
  • A current NH hunting license number will be required before you can enter the lottery.
  • Applicants will then be randomly drawn and notified through email if they are selected.
  • After email notification winners may then visit the NHFG licensing site to purchase their WMU L permit.
  • The number of WMU L permits will increase from 750 to 2,000.

 

More information with specific dates, times, and application instructions will be posted when available.  Please check back at a later date.

 

About Unit L Permits

  • The Unit L Permit and tag are valid for an antlerless deer taken in Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) L only.  You may use the Unit L permit before or after filling any other deer tag you possess, such as archery or firearm; you may not take a second deer until the first deer is legally registered.
  • An antlerless deer may be taken during the entire Unit L season with this permit.  You can use this permit during the archery, muzzleloader or firearms season by any legal method as follows:
    • A current New Hampshire archery license is required to take a deer with a bow and arrow during the archery season.  The archery season for Unit L Permit holders is September 15 - December 15.
    • A current New Hampshire muzzleloader license and a regular hunting (firearm) license are required to take a deer with a muzzleloader during the muzzleloader season.
    • A current New Hampshire regular hunting (firearm) license is required to take a deer with a firearm during the regular firearm season (you can use the Unit L Permit for the entire firearm season, through December 9, 2018).
  • A Unit L Antlerless Deer Permit is required for hunters of all ages, including minors less than 16 years of age and hunters holding permanent licenses such as Lifetime, Over Age 68, Disabled Veteran or Paraplegic.  Minors under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult.
    • NOTE: To purchase for a minor, make sure you enter the minor’s information  (you will probably have to enter them as new customer unless he/she has a previous bear or turkey license) and the parent’s driver’s license #  if a resident of New Hampshire.
    • Fis 301.01(a) “Antlered deer” means a deer which has at least one antler 3 inches long measured from the tip of the main beam along the distal edge of the antler to the base of the antler burr at the skull.
  • Youth hunters (under age 16) may buy the special permits (read more about youth hunting).
Permit is valid ONLY in Wildlife Management Unit L. Boundaries are described below.

 

Why are Special Unit L Antlerless Only deer permits offered?
Special Unit L antlerless-only permits are being issued by Fish and Game in an effort to stabilize the size of the deer herd in southeastern New Hampshire and minimize deer-human conflicts such as vehicle collisions and destructive browsing of ornamental plants. High deer densities and development make potential deer-human conflicts of greater concern in this region.

 

Boundaries of Wildlife Management Unit L* are as follows:
Unit L: From the junction of I-93 & I-393 in Concord, east on I-393 to Rte. 4, east on Rte. 4 to Rte. 202 in Northwood, north on Rte. 202 to NH/ME state line, south along the NH/ME state line to Little Bay, south along the Rockingham/Strafford County line in Little & Great Bay to the Squamscott River, south along the Squamscott River to Rte. 101, west along Rte. 101 to I-93 in Manchester, south on I-93 to I-293, north on I-293 to I-93 to I-393 in Concord.

 

*as listed in the New Hampshire Hunting and Trapping Digest