Deer Management Assistance Permits on Sale Now

Hunting licenses and Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) permits for the 2022-2023 hunting season go on sale starting Monday, June 13, 2022. For the 2022-2023 season, nine DMAP units are available in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) and three DMAP units are available in the Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative (KQDC).

The KQDC units available for the 2022-2023 season:

  • DMAP Unit 135 – Conservation Forestry and a portion of the ANF (440 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 1996 – Bradford Watershed/Collins Pine (800 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 1981 – a portion of the ANF (641 DMAP permits)

Outside of the KQDC, the ANF has these units available for the 2022-2023 hunting season:

  • DMAP Unit 2211 – a portion of the Marienville Ranger District within Forest County (1,235 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 2288 – a portion of the Marienville Ranger District within Elk County (1,000 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 2501 – a portion of the Bradford Ranger District within Warren and Forest Counties (900 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 2637 – a portion of the Bradford Ranger District within Warren and Forest Counties (700 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 2824 – a portion of the Bradford and Marienville Ranger Districts spanning parts of Warren, McKean, Elk and Forest Counties (600 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 3373 – a portion of the Bradford and Marienville Ranger Districts within McKean County (650 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 3593 – a portion of the Marienville Ranger District within Forest and Elk Counties (868 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 4102 – a portion of the Bradford Ranger District within Warren and McKean Counties (800 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 4820 – a portion of the Marienville Ranger District within Forest County (250 DMAP permits)

Maps of each of the units are available online at DMAP Maps.

Hunters can purchase up to two permits per DMAP unit on the ANF or KQDC. Permits must be purchased from either a license-issuing agent or by visiting HuntFishPA.

A coupon is not needed to purchase a permit for DMAP units on the ANF or KQDC. The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s DMAP Participating Properties website (https://www.pgcapps.pa.gov/Harvest/DMAP) is regularly updated to show how many permits are available for each DMAP unit.

Hunters on DMAP properties may hunt antlerless deer in any deer season, using the sporting arm and/or implement allowed during that season. The hunter must be properly licensed for the season; for example, archery or muzzleloader licenses are required to take antlerless deer with DMAP permits during those seasons.

Reporting on harvest success is mandatory for all DMAP permit holders, regardless of whether a deer is taken. Reporting can be completed by clicking report harvest on the PA Game Commission website, calling 1-800-838-4431, or by sending in the postage-paid report card found in the “Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest”.

For more information on DMAP and Pennsylvania’s hunting regulations, please read the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s 2022-2023 “Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest”.