ANF Deer Management Assistance Program

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – June 7, 2019 – Allegheny National Forest (ANF) and the Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative (KQDC) will have 10 Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) units available for the 2019 – 2020 hunting season.

Hunting licenses and DMAP permits go on sale Monday, June 17, 2019.

The KQDC has three DMAP units available for the 2019-2020 season:

  • DMAP Unit 1996 – Bradford Watershed/Collins Pine (500 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 135 – Conservation Forestry and a portion of the ANF (417 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 1981 – a portion of the ANF (200 DMAP permits)

Outside of the KQDC, the ANF has seven additional DMAP units available for the 2019-2020 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 County (600 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 2637 – a portion of the Bradford Ranger District within Warren and Forest County (400 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 2824 – a portion of the Bradford and Marienville Ranger Districts spanning parts of Warren, McKean, Elk and Forest County (775 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 3373 – a portion of the Bradford and Marienville Ranger Districts within McKean County (500 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 3593 – a portion of the Marienville Ranger District within Forest and Elk County (700 DMAP permits)

See the attached maps for DMAP units. Additional maps of these units can be found online at www.kqdc.com and at www.fs.usda.gov/activity/allegheny/recreation/hunting/?recid=6083&actid=54

Purchasing Information

Hunters can purchase up to two DMAP permits per DMAP unit. DMAP permits must be purchased from either a license issuing agent or through The Outdoors Shop (www.pa.wildlifelicense.com). A DMAP permit costs $10.90 for a resident,

$35.90 for a nonresident. When a DMAP unit has sold out of available permits, it is removed from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s DMAP Participating Properties webpage (www.pgcapps.pa.gov/PGCNet_DMAP_Internet/startpage.aspx).

With a DMAP permit, hunting may take place during all seasons for the taking of antlerless deer by 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 during those seasons. Antlerless deer may also be taken on DMAP units during the antlered-only firearms season – November 30-December 6 – by hunters with DMAP permits for the property on which they take their antlerless deer.

All DMAP antlerless deer permit holders are required to file a harvest report, regardless harvest success. To report your DMAP harvest report, visit The Outdoor Shop (www.pa.wildlifelicense.com) or send in the postage-paid report card that can be found in the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s 2019-2020 Hunting and Trapping Digest

(www.pgc.pa.gov/HuntTrap/Law/Pages/HuntingandTrappingDigest.aspx).