The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says it received fewer permit applications for deer hunting this year than it expected in several regions.

The DEC is issuing a new round of deer permits, sending about 35,000 deer management licenses to hunters who didn't get them during the first application period.

The permits allow the harvesting of antlerless deer and are being directed at specific Wildlife Management Regions to control deer populations.

Permits are now being mailed to selected applicants with leftover permits being made available to hunters in the selected Wildlife Management Units beginning November 1st.