The Nuisance Deer Management Assistance Program (NDMAP) will allow landowners
within the Kennebecasis Valley area to receive special permits authorizing hunters to
harvest one antlerless deer on their property. The permits are issued to hunters chosen
by the landowner to harvest deer on their property. Permits will be provided to harvest
only antlerless deer, as removal of those deer will have the greatest effect on controlling
The number of available permits will be determined by the Department
of Energy and Resource Development (ERD) on a case-by-case basis.
Deer numbers have increased in the Kennebecasis Valley area since the mid-2000’s and
have become a significant nuisance to the local communities. ERD is working
cooperatively with the Towns of Rothesay, Quispamsis, Hampton and local communities
to lower the deer numbers in a manner that is safe, effective and acceptable to most
residents. Allowing hunters to harvest extra deer from this area is an efficient approach to
address the issue while allowing public benefit of the resource.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A NUISANCE DEER MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE PERMIT:
STEP 1 Contact your local Town Office to express your interest in obtaining a NDMAP
permit – Property Identification Numbers (PIDs) are required to apply, and will be
submitted to ERD for assessment.
STEP 2 Site Assessment – Properties greater than 1 acre with potential for NDMAP permits may
receive a site visit by ERD staff to assess for any potential safety concerns and the
number of permits to be issued. Hunting will NOT be allowed within 100 meters of
neighboring houses. Discharge distances for archery may be reduced from the
landowners dwelling, with the landowner’s permission.
STEP 3 Approval – Qualifying landowners will receive notification from ERD of the number of
permits that will be issued for their property (PID) and any restrictions that may be applied.
STEP 4 Mobilization of Hunters – Most landowners desire some control over who accesses their
property. It will be the responsibility of the landowner to select hunters to hunt deer on
their property under a NDMAP permit. Landowners will provide each hunter’s name,
address and 2017 deer hunting license number to the Hampton ERD office (832-6055) to
apply for NDMAPs. Once approved, eligible hunters can pick up their permit at the
Hampton ERD office.