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: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004
Public contact: (505) 476-8000



SANTA FE -- A total of 350 cow elk licenses will be available online at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, to hunters who did not already hold an elk license this season.
Licenses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, only on the Department of Game and Fish Web site, . Hunters are encouraged to visit the Web site before the sale date to review hunts available and to create or verify an online account, user name and password. Every second counts once the licenses appear on the Web site, as the licenses usually sell out in minutes.
The licenses are for antlerless elk in five game management units. All hunts are for any legal sporting arm. Two hunts are limited to portions of units. Maps for those hunts are available on the Department Web site.

The special late-season cow elk hunts are designed to achieve harvest goals and provide additional elk hunting opportunities. License fees are $62 for residents, $337 for nonresidents. License fees will be charged at the time of successful online application.

Only hunters who did not hold elk licenses for hunts this season are eligible for the late-season hunts. It is illegal for any hunter to hold more than one elk license in the same license year.

To be eligible for the late-season hunts, applicants who held 2008-09 deer or elk hunting licenses must have submitted mandatory harvest reports. Those who did not submit harvest reports still may do so for an $8 late fee. Late reports may be filed at Department offices in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Raton, Roswell or Las Cruces, or by calling (505) 476-8038.
Licenses will be mailed to successful applicants as soon as possible after Nov. 10.

Licenses available (online only,
Any legal sporting arm:

  • Unit 9 -- Dec. 12-16, 100 licenses.
  • Unit 34 -- (portions of unit open;), Jan. 1-31, 100 licenses.
  • Unit 51 -- (portions of unit open;), Jan. 2-10, 50 licenses.
  • Unit 52 -- Dec. 5-9, 50 licenses.
  • Unit 53 -- Dec. 5-9, 50 licenses.

For more information about the late-season cow elk hunts, please call (505) 476-8000.


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