The Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) was initiated statewide during the 1981-82 deer hunting season in an effort to provide additional opportunity to private landowners wishing to manage deer populations occuring on their land. Under DMAP, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Biologists work with participating hunting clubs and private landowners to accomplish their specific goals and objectives.
Antlerless deer tags are issued to cooperators for use during the entire deer season. Harvest quotas for antlerless deer are recommended by biologists along with buck harvest strategies and habitat management recommendations. Cooperators keep records of deer harvested and biologists use this information to evaluate herd health and to make future recommendations.