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Deer Hunting Tag Descriptions

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Tag Can Be Used In

Tag is Valid For

Regular Season Deer Tag — Only you may hunt with this tag. No transferring tag to another hunter.

Regular Season
Northern Zone Oct 22–Dec 4

Southern Zone Nov 19–Dec 11

Westchester County
Regular (bowhunting only) Oct 15–Dec 31

Suffolk County
Regular (bowhunting only) Oct 1–Dec 31

Special Firearms Jan 9–31, 2012
(weekdays only—special permit)

Late Season Bowhunting (privilege required)
Southern Zone Dec 12–20

Late Season Muzzleloading (privilege required)
Northern Zone Dec 5–11
(check open areas and dates on map)
Southern Zone Dec 12–20

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Antlered Deer Only

Except: May be used for Antlered or Antlerless Deer as follows:

  • In Westchester County (WMU 3S).
  • In Suffolk County (WMU 1C).
  • In areas restricted to bowhunting only. (WMUs 4J and 8C)
  • In late seasons (with bowhunting or muzzleloading privilege).
  • Next Fall, September 27–30, 2012 in the Northern Zone bowhunting season with 2011/12 bowhunting privilege.

Bow/Mz Season Either Sex Tag — Only you may hunt with this tag. No transferring tag to another hunter.

Bowhunting Season (privilege required)
Northern Zone Oct 1–21*

Southern Zone Oct 15–Nov 18, Dec 12–20

Muzzleloading Season (privilege required)
Northern Zone Oct 15–21, Dec 5–11
(check open areas and dates on map)

Southern Zone Dec 12–20

Westchester County
Regular (bowhunting only) Oct 15–Dec 31

Suffolk County
Regular (bowhunting only) Oct 1–Dec 31

Special Firearms Jan 9–31, 2012
(weekdays only—special permit)

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Antlered or Antlerless Deer

Bowhunting OR Muzzleloading seasons only (including the regular season in Westchester County and any season in Suffolk County).

Junior Bowhunters will receive this tag, which will be valid in the special bowhunting seasons and during the regular season.

Except:

  • May be used for antlered deer only during muzzleloading seasons
    in certain Northern Zone WMUs (see map).
  • Next Fall, may be used for antlered or antlerless deer, September 27–30, 2012
    in the Northern Zone bowhunting season with 2011/12 bowhunting privilege.

Bow/Mz Season Antlerless Tag — Only you may hunt with this tag. No transferring tag to another hunter.

Bowhunting Season (privilege required)
Northern Zone Oct 1–21*

Southern Zone Oct 15–Nov 18, Dec 12–20

Muzzleloading Season (privilege required)
Northern Zone Oct 15–21, Dec 5–11
(check open areas and dates see map)

Southern Zone Dec 12–20

Westchester County
Regular (bowhunting only) Oct 15–Dec 31

Suffolk County
Regular (bowhunting only) Oct 1–Dec 31
Special Firearms Jan 9–31, 2012
(weekdays only—special permit)

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Antlerless Deer Only

Bowhunting OR Muzzleloading seasons only (including the regular season in Westchester County and any season in Suffolk County).

Except:

  • May not be used during muzzleloading seasons in certain Northern Zone WMUs that are Antlered Deer Only areas (see map).
  • Next fall, may be used for antlerless deer only, September 27–30, 2012 in the Northern Zone bowhunting season with 2011/12 bowhunting privilege.

Deer Management Permit Deer Tag

Regular Season
Northern Zone Oct 22–Dec 4

Southern Zone Nov 19–Dec 11

Bowhunting Season (privilege required)
Southern Zone Oct 15–Nov 18, Dec 12–20

Muzzleloading Season (privilege required)
Northern Zone Dec 5–11
(check open areas and dates on map)

Southern Zone Dec 12–20

Westchester County
Regular (bowhunting only) Oct 15–Dec 31

Suffolk County
Regular (bowhunting only) Oct 1–Dec 31

Special Firearms Jan 9–31, 2012
(weekdays only—special permit)

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Antlerless Deer OnlyValid ONLY for the WMU specified and printed on the DMP Deer Tag (Deer Management Permit). See map on page 30.

This is the only tag that can be transferred to another hunter (see How to Transfer a DMP Deer Carcass Tag).

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