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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 31, 2012:

LOTS OF YOUTH ELK LICENSES, LEFTOVER DEER, JAVELINA LICENSES STILL AVAILABLE

SANTA FE – Eager to go big-game hunting but were unsuccessful in New Mexico’s annual license drawing? The Department of Game and Fish still has plenty of Youth Encouragement elk licenses and leftover deer and javelina licenses for the upcoming season.

The licenses are available online only, accessed through hunters’ online accounts on the Department website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

Youth antlerless elk licenses

Young hunters – resident or nonresident – who did not draw an elk license for the upcoming seasons can purchase one of more than 1,500 Youth Encouragement Elk Licenses available Aug. 2.

The special licenses – all for antlerless elk -- will be available to any hunter younger than 18 who did not draw a 2012-13 elk license, whether they applied or not. The licenses previously were available only to resident youths who had applied but were unsuccessful in drawing any big-game license. Sales were suspended for 24 hours beginning at 10 a.m. MDT Aug. 1, and will be reopened at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.

Under state law, youths younger than 18 must have passed an approved hunter education course before applying or purchasing a hunting license. More information and a list of available classes are available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us under the “Education” tab.

Available elk licenses include hunts for all weapon types in some of the most popular areas in the state.

Here is a list of hunts available as of July 31:

 

Antlerless elk -- Any legal weapon

Unit

Hunt Code

 Hunt Dates

Licenses

6A

ELK-1-402

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

2

6A

ELK-1-403

Dec. 26-30

23

6C

ELK-1-404

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

44

6C

ELK-1-405

Dec. 26-30

46

10

ELK-1-408

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

33

16A

ELK-1-413

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

33

16A

ELK-1-414

Dec. 26-30

66

16C

ELK-1-415

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

59

16C

ELK-1-416

Dec. 26-30

67

16D

ELK-1-417

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

39

16D

ELK-1-418

Dec. 26-30

66

16E

ELK-1-419

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

71

16E

ELK-1-420

Dec. 26-30

68

34

ELK-1-423

Dec. 26-30

18

36

ELK-1-424

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

42

36

ELK-1-425

Dec. 26-30

42

49

ELK-1-426

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

35

50

ELK-1-427

Dec. 26-30

54

51

ELK-1-428

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

51

51

ELK-1-429

Dec. 26-30

44

53 except Cerro

ELK-1-431

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

59

53 except Cerro

ELK-1-432

Dec. 26-30

59

Antlerless elk -- Muzzleloader or bow

Unit

Hunt Code

 Hunt Dates

Licenses

9

ELK-3-406

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

72

9

ELK-3-407

Dec. 26-30

75

13

ELK-3-409

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

56

13

ELK-3-410

Dec. 26-30

59

15

ELK-3-411

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

57

15

ELK-3-412

Dec. 26-30

69

17

ELK-3-421

Nov. 30-Dec. 4

56

17

ELK-3-422

Dec. 26-30

60

 

 

Leftover deer, javelina licenses

More than 3,000 deer and javelina licenses left over from the annual drawing are still available on the website. Hunters of all ages – residents and nonresidents – who did not draw a license for that species are eligible to purchase one of the licenses, although a few are designated as “youth-only.” Licenses are available for all weapon types.

For more information and to view available licenses, please log in to an existing customer account or create a new account on the Department website. For personal assistance, please call toll-free (888) 248-6866.

Available leftover licenses:

Deer -- Any legal weapon

Unit

Hunt Code

 Hunt Dates

Description

Bag Limit

Licenses

23

DER-1-213

Nov 10-14

except the Burro Mountains hunt area

FAMD

47

24

DER-1-230

Nov 17-21

except the Fort Bayard Management Area

FAWTD

9

30

DER-1-264

Oct 27-31

Youth Only

FAD

108

30

DER-1-265

Nov 10-14

Youth Only

FAD

165

Deer -- Archery

Unit

Hunt Code

 Hunt Dates

Description

Bag Limit

Licenses

12

DER-2-166

Sep 1-22

 

FAD

16

18

DER-2-193

Sep 1-24 & Jan 1-15, 2013

 

FAD

1

21

DER-2-204

Sep 1-24 & Jan 1-15, 2013

 

FAD

197

22

DER-2-209

Sep 1-24 & Jan 1-15, 2013

 

FAD

67

23

DER-2-221

Sep 1-24 & Jan 1-15, 2013

except the Burro Mountains hunt area

FAMD

197

23

DER-2-222

Sep 1-24 & Jan 1-15, 2013

except the Burro Mountains hunt area

FAWTD

174

24

DER-2-236

Sep 1-24 & Jan 1-15, 2013

except the Fort Bayard Management Area

FAWTD

50

25

DER-2-241

Sep 1-24 & Jan 1-15, 2013

 

FAD

58

26

DER-2-245

Sep 1-24 & Jan 1-15, 2013

except the Big Hatchets Management Area

FAD

17

27

DER-2-253

Jan 1-15, 2013

 

FAWTD

35

29

DER-2-260

Sep 1-22 & Jan 1-15, 2013

 

FAD

120

32

DER-2-276

Sep 1-22 & Jan 1-15, 2013

 

FAD

12

39

DER-2-306

Sep 1-22 & Jan 1-15, 2013

 

FAD

7

40

DER-2-310

Sep 1-22 & Jan 1-15, 2013

 

FAD

38

56

DER-2-370

Sep 1-22

 

FAD

1

58

DER-2-384

Sep 1-22

 

FAD

10

Deer -- muzzleloader

Unit

Hunt Code

 Hunt Dates

Description

Bag Limit

Licenses

15

DER-3-178

Nov 22-25 & Dec 1-2 & Dec 8-9

Youth Only

FAD

31

20

DER-3-200

Oct 27-31

 

FAD

43

21

DER-3-205

Oct 27-31

 

FAD

216

22

DER-3-210

Oct 27-31

 

FAD

63

23

DER-3-225

Oct 27-31

except the Burro Mountains hunt area

FAMD

321

23

DER-3-226

Oct 27-31

except the Burro Mountains hunt area

FAWTD

89

24

DER-3-237

Oct 27-31

except the Fort Bayard Management Area

FAMD

236

24

DER-3-238

Oct 27-31

except the Fort Bayard Management Area

FAWTD

86

25

DER-3-242

Oct 27-31

 

FAD

20

26

DER-3-246

Oct 27-31

except  Big Hatchets Management Area

FAD

79

29

DER-3-261

Oct 20-24

 

FAD

29

30

DER-3-267

Oct 20-24

 

FAD

179

33

DER-3-281

Oct 20-24

 Restricted Muzzleloader Only

FAD

23

31/33

DER-3-282

Nov 22-25

Brantley and Huey WMAs Only; Youth NM Residents Only

A

4

31/33

DER-3-283

Dec 29-Jan1, 2013

Brantley and Huey WMAs Only; Youth NM Residents Only

A

5

39

DER-3-307

Oct 20-24

 

FAD

2

40

DER-3-311

Oct 20-24

 

FAD

14

Javelina

Unit

Hunt Code

 Hunt Dates

Description

Bag Limit

Licenses

Statewide

JAV-1-104

Jan 16-Mar 31, 2013

Statewide (except Units 19 & 23-27)

ES

148

19 & 23-27

JAV-2-101

Jan 16-31, 2013

 

ES

21

Statewide

JAV-2-103

Jan 1-15, 2013

Statewide (except Units 19 & 23-27)

ES

240

 

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