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News Apply for your Antlerless Deer Permit by July 16

An antlerless deer permit (sometimes called a doe permit or doe tag) is required for those who want to hunt antlerless deer this fall.
6/30/2022
  • Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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If you want to hunt antlerless deer this fall, you need an Antlerless Deer Permit (ADP). If you apply for a permit by the July 16 deadline, you then must check back after August 1 to find out if you have been awarded the ability to purchase the permit. Hunters can apply online using MassFishHunt. You need a valid hunting or sporting license to apply for an ADP. There is no fee to apply; a $10 fee is charged only if you are awarded a permit during the instant award period.

The instant award period begins August 1st at 8 a.m. and ends on December 31. Your odds of being awarded a permit are the same regardless of when you check your permit status. You can check the status of your permit through MassFishHunt.

New this year:

  • If you have already applied for an ADP, you can change your application zone any time before the July 16 deadline.
  • There is no cap on available ADPs in zones 10, 11, 13, and 14.

 Get details about these changes and learn how to apply for an Antlerless Deer Permit.

Media Contact for Apply for your Antlerless Deer Permit by July 16

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife 

MassWildlife is responsible for the conservation of freshwater fish and wildlife in the Commonwealth, including endangered plants and animals. MassWildlife restores, protects, and manages land for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.
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