Currently, the Doe Hunting Permits CAN be purchased at the Dukes County Administration Building (9 Airport Road, Edgartown. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
The antlerless permits are available to purchase by home computer on the MassFishHunt system on a first-come, first-serve basis (see link below). In person, you can buy one at any license vendor. Currently, there are three licensed vendors on Martha's Vineyard: Dukes County Administration Building (at the Parking Clerk Window), West Tisbury Town Clerk and Chilmark Town Clerk.
The County is a licensed vendor.
Thank you and have a safe Hunting Season.
Links to MassFishHunt system:
The sale of doe permits started on October 9th
Archery Oct. 15 – Nov 24
Shotgun Nov. 26 –Dec 8
Rifle Dec 10-31
The check-in stations are the same as last year. No on-line check-ins are available this year.
NEW DEER POSSESSION LIMITSON
Effective October 12, 2012, the possession limit of unchecked deer in Wildlife Management Zones (WMZ) 13 and 14 (Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands) has been increased from 2 to 4 deer. Antlerless deer permit allocations in Wildlife Management Zones 13 and 14 are very high, due to high deer population densities. As an effort to increase the deer harvest in these zones, increasing the possession of a larger number of unchecked deer within 48 hours will give hunters more time in the field.
Island deer hunters are reminded that all deer harvested on the islands must be taken to a game check station on the islands within 48 hours of harvest before transport off-island. Deer hunters who hunt on the islands (WMZ’s 13 and 14) may purchase up to four antlerless deer permits per zone per day for Zones 13 and 14 available online and at any license agent location. Hunters are encouraged to purchase their permits well ahead of their planned hunting dates.