New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004
Public contact: (505) 476-8000
dan.williams@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DEC. 22, 2010:

PLAN YOUR HUNTS: 2011-12 BIG-GAME RULES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

SANTA FE -- The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has just published the new Big Game and Trapper Rules and Information Booklet for 2011-2012. It is available online now at www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Printed versions will be available by Jan. 1 at license vendors across the state and any of the Department’s five offices.

New information for the 2011-2012 hunting season includes:

  • Feb. 2 is the deadline to apply for oryx draw licenses, oryx population management hunts, bear WMA permits and turkey draw permits.
  • March 28 is the deadline to apply for public deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, ibex, Barbary sheep, javelina, bighorn sheep draw licenses and all population management hunts except oryx.
  • Application fees have been reduced to $8 for residents and $20 for nonresidents.
  • All Antelope Management Units (AMUs) have been replaced with Game Management Units (GMUs).
  • Hunts for bighorn ewes (females) will be held in the Latir Mountains.
  • Legal shooting hours have been increased to 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset for all big game and turkey hunts.

Online applications will be available after Jan. 5.

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