Deer hunters in East Hampton can start applying for the town lottery to hunt on town-owned lands starting on Dec. 5, and have until Dec. 21 to return their applications to the town clerk’s office.
The town board approved the lottery at its meeting N
The state gun hunting season opens Jan. 9 and runs through Jan. 31, and applicants for the lottery must have a valid state license. Last year, about 60 local hunters applied for the lottery.
Under town rules, winners must sign in each day, and if they fail to do so, their town spot can be taken by another town hunter on a first-come, first serve basis.