Massachusetts Antlerless Deer Permit Deadline-July 16, Permit Drawing Event-July 31

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Massachusetts Antlerless Deer Permit Deadline-July 16, Permit Drawing Event-July 31Deer hunters, don’t wait in line; apply on time! Deer hunters are reminded that in order to take antlerless deer during any deer hunting season, they must possess an antlerless deer permit. The July 16 antlerless deer permit application deadline is fast approaching. Antlerless deer permit applications are found on paper licenses bought over the counter. Internet license buyers need to access the MassOutdoors website and apply on-line. Only online license holders may apply for a permit through MassOutdoors. Antlerless deer permit applications delivered to the Field Headquarters after 4:30 PM or postmarked after July 16 will not be accepted. MassWildlife cautions deer hunters to refrain from assuming large quantities of over-the-counter permits will be available after permits are sent out.

Every year MassWildlife holds a public drawing to determine who will receive an Antlerless Deer permit for particular hunting zones throughout the state.  The Antlerless Deer Permit Drawing will take place on July 31 beginning at 5 PM at the Lenox Sportsman’s Club, 258 New Lenox Rd, Lenox. For the first time, the Gun Owner’s Action League is partnering with MassWildlife on a new format for this event which includes a Game Recipe Contest, a presentation on deer management in Massachusetts, drawing the Antlerless Deer Permit numbers and announcing the Game Recipe Contest Winners.  Proceeds from the Game Recipe Contest will benefit the Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp. For more details on the event including Recipe Contest registration, visit the Gun Owner’s Action League Website at