2022 Deer Management Assistance Permit Program Lottery

September 19, 2022

The Deer Management Assistance Permit (DMAP) Program provides antlerless tags to hunters to assist DEP with managing the impact of deer on watershed lands. We receive DMAP tags from the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for select areas around New York City reservoirs and make them available to the public, allowing hunters the chance to collect an additional antlerless tag for the permitted area. We use an online lottery to distribute the tags.

2022 DMAP Lottery

The 2022 DMAP lottery opens on September 21, 2022 and ends on September 28, 2022. To participate in the lottery and enter for your chance to be selected for a DMAP area, please use the online DMAP Lottery Registration Form.

We will notify selected hunters shortly after the lottery closes via email and we will send the tags in the mail.

2022 DMAP Areas and Maps

West of Hudson

East of Hudson

Harvest Reporting

Tag recipients are required to report their harvest to both DEP and DEC. For more information on reporting and program rules, download 2022 Deer Management Program Rules and Reporting.

Questions and Feedback

Please email dmp@dep.nyc.gov with any questions or feedback.