Prudence archery deer permits available
The state Department of Environmental Management's Division of Fish and Wildlife is accepting requests for applications for 2006 Prudence/Patience Island archery deer reservations. The applications must be postmarked no later than Aug. 30.
A reservation must be obtained in order to hunt deer with bow and arrow on Prudence and Patience islands' management areas during the first two weekend and weekday periods of the special season, which begins on Oct. 20.
Some 110 reservations for each weekend and weekday segment are available and will be issued via a computer-generated
lottery system. Applicants will receive their reserved dates by mail in early September. Others may hunt during the remainder of the season, beginning on Nov. 4.
Reservation applications can be obtained in person from the DEM Office of Boat Registration and Licensing at DEM headquarters, 235 Promenade St., in Providence, at the Fish and Wildlife Division's main office at the Stedman Government Center in Wakefield, and the Great Swamp Field Office in West Kingston. Applications are also available online at www.dem.ri.gov/index.htm.