- Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Media Contact for Apply for your Antlerless Deer Permit by July 16, 2020
Marion Larson, MassWildlife
If you want to hunt antlerless deer in 2020, you need an antlerless deer permit. 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 on a computer or smartphone. You need a valid hunting or sporting license to apply for an antlerless deer permit.There is no fee to apply; a $5 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.