Please don't shoot the messenger... just passing along this information.
For those interested in deer hunting on the ridge, here is the one-stop information website for forms, maps, guidelines, etc., for Minnewaska State Park, Sam's Point, and the Mohonk Preserve: Gunks Deer Program
Lack of predators have helped the deer population to swell above sustainable levels for the ridge's forest undercover. Anyone applying for a hunting (bow and/or gun) permit from any (or all!) of these three organizations gets a doe permit.
If you don't like venison, you can donate your deer to help feed the hungry. This processor
will butcher your venison for free and give it to the needy.