Antlerless Deer Permits are issued via a multi-phased process including "Application", "Instant Award", and "Surplus Sales". Specific instructions for participating in these separate phases are provided via the links below:
Antlerless Deer Permit Instructions
- Antlerless Deer Permit Application Instructions
Step-by-step instructions for applying for an Antlerless Deer Permit via the MassFishHunt licensing system.
- "Instant Award" Antlerless Deer Permit Instructions
Step-by-step instructions for participating in "Instant Award" Antlerless Deer Permit sales via the MassFishHunt licensing system.
- Surplus Antlerless Deer Permit Instructions
Step-by-step instructions for purchasing Surplus Antlerless Deer Permits via the MassFishHunt licensing system.
Antlerless Deer Permit Requirements
To harvest an antlerless deer in Massachusetts, a hunter must possess a valid hunting or sporting license as well as an Antlerless Deer Permit for the Wildlife Management Zone (WMZ) where they intend to hunt. The Antlerless Deer Permit allows the harvest of ONE antlerless deer in the specified WMZ during any deer hunting season. Hunters must have their Antlerless Deer Permits in their possession while hunting and must be able to produce them for law enforcement officials if requested.