November 28, 2022

Unit M Special Deer Permits Now Available For New Hampshire

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CONCORD, N.H. — Hunters who want the chance to take one additional
antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M in southeastern New
Hampshire during the fall hunting season can buy a special permit online from
the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department starting July 3, 2006.

Interested hunters can visit to purchase a
permit online; visit for a
print-and-mail application; or buy a permit from Fish and Game headquarters in
Concord (stop in or call 603-271-3422 to request an application by mail).

Fish and Game will issue a total of 5,500 permits this year, an
increase from 2005, when 3,250 Unit M permits were issued. The increase
reflects a long-term objective to reduce deer numbers in this urbanized area
of the state.

Unit M permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and cost
$13. Applicants must hold a current New Hampshire hunting or archery
license. Hunters may not buy more than one Unit M permit each year.
Hunters may use this permit on any day during those seasons for which they
are legally licensed — including the archery, muzzleloader and regular
firearms seasons — to take one additional antlerless deer in Unit M.
Youth hunters are eligible to buy a Unit M permit.

The special Unit M permits have been issued by Fish and Game since 1997
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. Unit M has the highest
deer density in New Hampshire.

For specific boundaries for Unit M and more information on the special
permits visit, or
consult the N.H. Hunting Digest.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the
state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.

Tom Remington