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, JULY 20, 2011:

YOUTH ELK LICENSES, LEFTOVER DEER, JAVELINA, MOBILITY IMPAIRED ELK LICENSES GO ON SALE IN AUGUST

SANTA FE – Hunters who were unsuccessful in this year’s annual drawing for big-game licenses will have another shot in August when the Department of Game and Fish puts almost 3,500 deer, elk and javelina licenses up for sale on the agency website.

The online sales will be first-come, first-served and will be conducted in two parts on different days. The first sale will be Aug. 10 for antlerless elk licenses reserved for youths younger than age 18 who successfully applied but were unsuccessful in drawing any big-game license this year. The second sale will be Aug. 17 for deer, elk and javelina hunts available to youths and adults.

Both sales will begin at 10 a.m. MDT. Hunters are strongly advised to obtain or review an online customer account, including a Customer Identification Number, user name and password before the sales begin. Popular hunts sell out minutes, sometimes seconds after the sales begin.

Here are some details about the sales:

Youth Encouragement Hunts

  • On sale: 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.
  • Licenses available: 1,955 antlerless elk licenses, including 1,395 for any legal sporting arm and 560 for muzzleloaders or bows and arrows.
  • Eligibility: Only hunters younger than 18 who were unsuccessful in the regular drawing for any big-game license and whose applications were not rejected for reasons such as lack of funds, incorrect forms or failure to file a harvest report are eligible to purchase a youth encouragement license. Youths also must have successfully completed an approved hunter safety course before purchasing a license.

Available Youth Encouragement Hunts:

Antlerless elk; any legal sporting arm:

Unit 5B, Nov. 25-29, 20 licenses.
Unit 6A, Nov. 25-29, 50 licenses.
Unit 6A, Dec. 26-30, 50 licenses.
Unit 10, Nov. 25-29, 35 licenses.
Unit 16A, Nov. 25-29, 60 licenses.
Unit 16A, Dec. 26-30, 60 licenses.
Unit 16C, Nov. 25-29, 60 licenses.
Unit 16C, Dec. 26-30, 60 licenses.
Unit 16D, Nov. 25-29, 60 licenses.
Unit 16D, Dec. 26-30, 60 licenses.
Unit 16E, Nov. 25-29, 60 licenses.
Unit 16E, Dec. 26-30, 60 licenses.
Unit 34, Dec. 26-30, 80 licenses.
Unit 36, Nov. 25-29, 60 licenses.
Unit 36, Dec. 26-30, 60 licenses.
Unit 49, Nov. 25-29, 50 licenses.
Unit 50, Dec. 26-30, 80 licenses.
Unit 51, Nov. 25-29, 90 licenses.
Unit 51, Dec. 26-30, 90 licenses.
Unit 52, Nov. 25-29, 50 licenses.
Unit 53, Nov. 25-29, 40 licenses.
Unit 53, Dec. 26-30, 100 licenses.

Antlerless elk, muzzleloader or bow and arrow:

Unit 9, Nov. 25-29, 150 licenses.
Unit 9, Dec. 26-30, 50 licenses.
Unit 13, Nov. 25-29, 60 licenses.
Unit 13, Dec. 26-30, 60 licenses.
Unit 15, Nov. 25-29, 60 licenses.
Unit 15, Dec. 26-30, 60 licenses.
Unit 17, Nov. 25-29, 60 licenses.
Unit 17, Dec. 26-30, 60 licenses.

Leftover deer, elk, javelina licenses

On sale: 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.
Licenses available: 254 youth-only, any legal weapon deer licenses; 1,072 bow and arrow deer licenses, some reserved for youth only; 1,619 muzzleloader and archery deer licenses, some reserved for youth only; 15 elk licenses; and 484 javelina licenses.
Eligibility: Residents and nonresidents of any age who meet youth hunter safety requirements and filed a mandatory harvest report if they held a deer or elk license for the 2010-2011 seasons.

Youth only deer, any legal weapon:

Unit 22, Nov. 24-27, Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11, 6 licenses.
Unit 23 except Burro Mountains hunt area, Nov. 24-27, Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11, 12 licenses.
Unit 30, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 52 licenses.
Unit 30, Nov. 12-16, 184 licenses.

Deer, bow and arrow:

Unit 2, youth only, Sept. 1-22, 12 licenses.
Unit 20, Sept. 1-24 and Jan. 1-15, 8 licenses.
Unit 21, Sept. 1-24 and Jan. 1-15, 227 licenses.
Unit 22, Sept. 1-24 and Jan. 1-15, 74 licenses.
Unit 23 except Burro Mountains hunt area, Sept. 1-24 and Jan. 1-15, mule deer, 170 licenses.
Unit 23, except Burro Mountains hunt area, Sept. 1-24 and Jan. 1-15, white-tailed deer, 183 licenses.
Unit 24 except Fort Bayard Management Area, Sept. 1-24 and Jan. 1-15, white-tailed deer, 58 licenses.
Unit 25, Sept. 1-24 and Jan. 1-15, 68 licenses.
Unit 26 except Big Hatchets Management Area, Sept. 1-24 and Jan. 1-15, 32 licenses.
Unit 27, Jan. 1-15, white-tailed deer, 24 licenses.
Unit 29, Sept. 1-22 and Jan. 1-15, 51 licenses.
Unit 32, Sept. 1-22 and Jan. 1-15, 50 licenses.
Unit 38, Sept. 1-22 and Jan. 1-15, 14 licenses.
Unit 39, Sept. 1-22 and Jan. 1-15, 15 licenses.
Unit 40, Sept. 1-22 and Jan. 1-15, 39 licenses.
Unit 47, Sept. 1-22, 6 licenses.
Unit 48, Sept. 1-22, 16 licenses.
Unit 56, Sept. 1-22, 3 licenses.
Unit 58, Sept. 1-22, 12 licenses.
Unit 59, Sept. 1-22, 10 licenses.

Deer, muzzleloader and bow and arrow:

Unit 15, youth only, Nov. 24-27, Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11, 45 licenses.
Unit 13, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 21 licenses.
Unit 18, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 30 licenses.
Unit 20, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 56 licenses.
Unit 21, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 281 licenses.
Unit 22, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 64 licenses.
Unit 23, except Burro Mountains hunt area, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, mule deer, 305 licenses.
Unit 23, except Burro Mountains hunt area, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, white-tailed deer, 83 licenses.
Unit 24, except Fort Bayard Management Area, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, mule deer, 241 licenses.
Unit 24, except Fort Bayard Management Area, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, white-tailed deer, 86 licenses.
Unit 25, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 32 licenses.
Unit 26 except Big Hatchets Management Area, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 82 licenses.
Unit 27, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, mule deer, 15 licenses.
Unit 27, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, white-tailed deer, 5 licenses.
Unit 29, Oct. 22-26, 12 licenses.
Unit 30, Oct. 22-26, 147 licenses.
Unit 33, Oct. 22-26, 64 licenses.
Units 31/33, youth only, Brantley, Seven Rivers and Huey Wildlife Management Areas only, Nov. 24-27, 6 licenses.
Units 31/33, youth only, Brantley, Seven Rivers and Huey Wildlife Management Areas only, Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 11 licenses.
Unit 36 including Fort Stanton, youth only, Oct. 22-26, 2 licenses.
Unit 38, Oct. 22-26, 1 license.
Unit 39, Oct. 22-26, 8 licenses.
Unit 40, Oct. 22-26, 22 licenses.

Elk, mobility impaired:

Any legal weapon, mobility impaired: Unit 52, Nov. 19-23, antlerless, 5 licenses.
Muzzleloader or bow and arrow, mobility impaired: Unit 52, Oct. 8-12, mature bull, 10 licenses.

Javelina:

Any legal weapon: statewide except Units 19 and 23-28, Jan. 16-March 31, 182 licenses.
Bow and arrow: Unit 19 and 23-27, Jan. 16-31, 51 licenses.
Bow and arrow: statewide except Units 19 and 23-28, Jan. 1-15, 251 licenses.

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