New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Archive News Releases 2007-2013

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Lance Cherry, (505) 476-8003 or Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004
Public contact: (505) 476-8000



SANTA FE – In response to a day of intermittent email service, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will extend the deadline for applications for 2009-2010 oryx licenses, bear Wildlife Management Area permits, population reduction hunts and special spring turkey permits to Friday, Feb. 6. Online applications must be made before 5 p.m. Mountain Time on the deadline day. Paper applications must be delivered or postmarked on or before the deadline day. The Department expects email service to be restored prior to the deadline.

For more information about big-game hunting in New Mexico, please consult the 2009-2010 Big Game & Trapper Rules and Information Booklet, available at all license vendors, Department offices, and online at Information also is available by calling (505) 476-8000.

To be eligible for the drawing, all hunters must obtain a Customer ID Number -- online at or by visiting a Department office in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Raton, Las Cruces or Roswell. Customer ID Numbers are free and are required whether applications are made online or on paper applications.

Hunters who held deer permits or elk licenses for the 2008-2009 season must have reported their harvest results before applying.


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