The USDA Forest Service announced that hundreds of Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) permits for the 2023-2024 hunting season are still available. For the 2023-2024 season, there are nine DMAP units in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) and three DMAP units in the Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative (KQDC).
Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative units available for the 2023-2024 season:
• DMAP Unit 135 – Conservation Forestry and a portion of the ANF
• DMAP Unit 1996 – Bradford Watershed, Collins Pine
• DMAP Unit 1981 – a portion of the ANF
Allegheny National Forest units for the 2023-2024 hunting season:
• DMAP Unit 2211 – in Forest County
• DMAP Unit 2288 – in Elk County
• DMAP Unit 2501 – in Warren and Forest Counties
• DMAP Unit 2637 – in Warren and Forest Counties
• DMAP Unit 2824 – in Warren, McKean, Elk, and Forest Counties
• DMAP Unit 3373 – in McKean County
• DMAP Unit 3593 – in Forest and Elk Counties
• DMAP Unit 4102 – in Warren and McKean Counties
• DMAP Unit 4820 – in Forest County
Maps of each of the units are online at DMAP Maps.
Hunters can purchase up to two permits per DMAP unit on the ANF or KQDC. Permits are available from license-issuing agents or by visiting HuntFishPA. A coupon is not required to purchase a permit for DMAP units on the ANF or KQDC. The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s DMAP Participating Properties webpage 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 or implement allowed during that season. The hunter must have a license for the current season; for example, archery or muzzleloader licenses are required to take antlerless deer with DMAP permits during those seasons.
For information on Pennsylvania’s hunting regulations, please read the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s 2023-2024 “Pennsylvania Hunting & Trapping Digest”.
Reporting on harvest success is mandatory for all DMAP permit holders, regardless of whether a deer is harvested. Complete reporting by clicking Report a 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 Allegheny National Forest DMAP units, please contact Forest Wildlife Biologist, Linda D. Ordiway at Linda.Ordiway@usda.gov or 814-728-6170