Nuisance Deer Management

Deer can have significant impacts to agricultural producers. The Department of Natural Resource and Energy Development (DNRED) is working with the Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (DAAF) to help reduce local deer densities in a manner that is safe, effective and acceptable to most residents. Allowing hunters to harvest extra deer is an efficient approach to address the issue while allowing public benefit from the resource.

The Nuisance Deer Management Assistance Program (NDMAP) will allow Registered Professional Agricultural Producers (RPAP) who have experienced economic loss due to deer damage to receive special permits authorizing hunters to harvest ONE antlerless deer. The permits are issued to hunters who are chosen by the producer to harvest deer on their property.

Information on the 2022 Nuisance Deer Management Assistance Program coming soon!