ANF Deer Management Assistance Program

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – June 24, 2020 – The Allegheny National Forest (ANF) and the Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative (KQDC) will have eleven Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) units available for the 2020 – 2021 hunting season.

Hunting licenses and DMAP permits went sale Monday, June 22, 2020.

The KQDC has three DMAP units available for the 2020 – 2021 season:

  • DMAP Unit 135 – Conservation Forestry and a portion of the ANF (417 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 1996 – Bradford Watershed/Collins Pine (800 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 1981 – a portion of the ANF (300 DMAP permits)

Outside of the KQDC, the ANF has eight additional DMAP units available for the 2020-2021 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 (650 DMAP permits)  ***please note the western boundary of this unit has changed since last year***
  • DMAP Unit 2637 – a portion of the Bradford Ranger District within Warren and Forest County (450 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 2824 – a portion of the Bradford and Marienville Ranger Districts spanning parts of Warren, McKean, Elk and Forest County (400 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 3373 – a portion of the Bradford and Marienville Ranger Districts within McKean County (600 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 3593 – a portion of the Marienville Ranger District within Forest and Elk County (868 DMAP permits)
  • DMAP Unit 4102 – a portion of the Bradford Ranger District within Warren and McKean County (450 DMAP permits)

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

DMAP Unit Maps

DMAP Unit 135, 1981, 1996
DMAP Unit 2211
DMAP Unit 2288
DMAP Unit 2501
DMAP Unit 2637
DMAP Unit 2824
DMAP Unit 3373
DMAP Unit 3593
DMAP Unit 4102

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 28-December 4 – 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 of 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 2020-2021 Hunting and Trapping Digest (https://www.pgc.pa.gov/HuntTrap/Law/Pages/HuntingandTrappingDigest.aspx).