Cornell University Deer Hunting ANTLERLESS DEER PERMITS

Cornell University Deer Hunting
How to get antlerless deer tags:
For hunting in the Campus program, DEC's Deer Management Focus Area (DMFA) program is
back again for the 2014/15 season (DEC website pending). DMFA provides for a late January
antlerless deer season and downloadable antlerless deer tags with a 2 deer/day limit. Most, but
not all, of Campus lands fall within the DMFA. Zone F1 east of Hanshaw Road and Zone F2 fall
outside of the DMFA.
For hunting in the Arnot Forest program, hunters must apply for at least one DEC antlerless Deer
Management Permit (DMP) for Region 7R and use it BEFORE being eligible to use DEC Deer
Management Assistance Permits (DMAP), if available from Arnot staff. Please note that the
Arnot Forest falls outside the DMFA zone. Thus, DMFA permits may NOT be used at the Arnot
In sum, Cornell hunters must be familiar with the following 3 DEC permits: 1) DMFA, 2) DMP,
and DMAP. Information for each of these permits is available at the NYSDEC website. These
DEC permits do not give a hunter permission to hunt on Cornell lands. To hunt Cornell lands,
you need to apply for a Cornell University hunting permit.