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Hunting in New Jersey: Ten Things to Know About Urban Deer Hunting in Cities and Suburbs

By    |   Friday, 29 May 2015 12:24 PM

Urban deer populations can be troubling for many reasons. For example, deer graze on various crops, gardens, trees, and landscaping plants. In addition, according to the Telegraph, deer may spread diseases. Deer are infamous for running right in front of cars, causing accidents that are often fatal to the deer and sometimes vehicle passengers, too. Often, these accidents cause hundreds of dollars worth of damage to vehicles.

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The deer population in New Jersey has risen quickly due to quick deer population growth and lack of predators. The only way to alleviate the problems associated with urban deer is to purposely lower the deer population around the area. The first step New Jersey areas often enact to help lower the deer count in an area is to change regional ordinances concerning deer hunting. However, if this is ineffective their next step is to establish the area as a Deer Management Zone (DMZ). Whether you live in a DMZ or are merely an interested hunter, here are 10 things to know about urban deer hunting in New Jersey.
  1. Only DMZs with antlerless bag limits may participate in New Jersey's Deer Management Assistance Program.

  2. In order to hunt for deer on property under the Deer Management Assistance Program, (DMAP) hunters must apply for a separate permit.
  3. The Division of Fish and Wildlife is not responsible for matching hunters with DMZs. The applicants from those DMZs pick their hunters from the pool of applications.
  4. License agents do not sell DMAP permits.
  5. DMAP permits may only be paid for by check or money order written to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.
  6. A DMAP permit only provides for a hunter to harvest two extra deer than the antlerless bag limit in the specified DMZ.
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  8. Farmers who live in a DMZ can receive one free DMAP permit.
  9. A hunter may not use their DMAP permit before they have filled the season bag limit.
  10. As of 2015 and according to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, DMAP permits will cost $28 each for adults. For youth hunters they will only cost $12. A hunter may be issued two DMAP permits per season.
  11. Any unused DMAP permit is still viable the next permit season.
This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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