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, AUG. 9, 2010:

YOUTH ELK LICENSES STILL AVAILABLE;
LEFTOVER DEER LICENSES GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY


SANTA FE – More than 1,000 youth-only elk licenses for the 2010 season are still available on the Department of Game and Fish Web site, and online sales will open to all hunters Wednesday for more than 2,700 deer licenses and 430 javelina licenses left over from the regular drawing.

The online sales are first-come, first-served and are available only on the Department Web site, www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Youth Encouragement Hunt sales opened Aug. 4 for elk licenses reserved only for eligible youths younger than age 18. Sales will close 10 days before the beginning of the hunts. Deer and javelina license sales, available to youths and adults, will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11.

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.

For more information and updates about the leftover license and Youth Encouragement license sales, please check the Department Web site, www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

Here are some details about the sales:

Youth Encouragement Hunts

  • On sale: 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Log in or create an account, click on “Online License System,” and then select “Secondary sales.”
  • Licenses available: Approximately 1,400 elk licenses, including about 1,350 for any legal sporting arm and 50 for muzzleloaders, were still available Aug. 9. All of the muzzleloader hunts are for elk of either sex. All but 100 of the any legal sporting arm hunts are for cow elk. A complete list of available hunts, including dates and unit numbers, is available on the Online License System.
  • Eligibility: Only hunters younger than 18 who applied and were unsuccessful in the regular drawing for any big-game species, 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.

 Leftover deer, javelina licenses

  • On sale: 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Log in or create an account, click on “Online License System,” and then select “Secondary sales.”
  • Licenses available: Approximately 430 javelina licenses and 2,760 deer licenses. Available deer licenses include about 259 hunts for any legal weapon, 1,668 archery hunts and 838 muzzleloader hunts. A complete list of available hunts, including dates and unit numbers, will be announced soon on the Department Web site.
  • 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 2009-2010 seasons.

Available deer hunts:

Youth-only, any legal sporting arm:

  • Unit 30, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 61 licenses.
  • Unit 30, Nov. 13-17, 179 licenses.
  • Unit 58, Dec. 4-8, 3 licenses.
  • Unit 59, Nov. 25-28, 1 license.
  • Unit 59, Dec. 4-8, 15 licenses.

Archery only:

  • Unit 2B, youth-only, Sept. 1-22, 9 licenses.
  • Unit 13, Sept. 1-24, 70 licenses.
  • Unit 13, Jan. 1-15, 65 licenses.
  • Unit 15, Jan. 1-15, 46 licenses.
  • Unit 16, Jan 1-15, 74 licenses.
  • Unit 17, Sept. 1-24, 64 licenses.
  • Unit 18, Sept. 1-24, 37 licenses.
  • Unit 18, Jan. 1-15, 9 licenses.
  • Unit 20, Sept. 1-24, 25 licenses.
  • Unit 21, Sept. 1-24, 128 licenses.
  • Unit 22, Jan. 1-15, 7 licenses.
  • Unit 22, Sept. 1-24, 15 licenses.
  • Unit 23, except Burro Mountains, mule deer, Sept. 1-24, 65 licenses.
  • Unit 23, except Burro Mountains, white-tailed deer, Sept. 1-24, 72 licenses.
  • Unit 23, except Burro Mountains, white-tailed deer, Jan. 1-15, 15 licenses.
  • Unit 24, mule deer, Sept. 1-24, 15 licenses.
  • Unit 24, white-tailed deer, Sept. 1-24, 48 licenses.
  • Unit 24, white-tailed deer, Jan. 1-15, 21 licenses.
  • Unit 25, Sept. 1-24, 47 licenses.
  • Unit 25, Jan 1-15, 20 licenses.
  • Unit 26, except Big Hatchets, Sept. 1-24, 24 licenses.
  • Unit 26, except Big Hatchets, Jan. 1-15, 13 licenses.
  • Unit 27, white-tailed deer, Jan. 1-15, 3 licenses.
  • Unit 29, Sept. 1-22 and Jan. 1-15, 93 licenses.
  • Unit 32, Sept. 1-22 and Jan. 1-15, 18 licenses.
  • Unit 39, Sept. 1-22 and Jan. 1-15, 12 licenses.
  • Unit 40, Sept. 1-22 and Jan. 1-15, 38 licenses.
  • Unit 43, Sept. 1-22, 11 licenses.
  • Unit 47, Sept. 1-22, 8 licenses.
  • Unit 48, Sept. 1-22, 5 licenses.
  • Unit 50, Sept. 1-22, 1 license.
  • Unit 56, Sept. 1-22, 5 licenses.
  • Unit 58, Sept. 1-22, 13 licenses.
  • Unit 59, Sept. 1-22, 10 licenses.

Muzzleloader and archery:

  • Unit 13, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 131 licenses.
  • Unit 15, youth-only, Sept. 25-Oct. 3, 51 licenses.
  • Unit 18, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 31 licenses.
  • Unit 20, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 64 licenses.
  • Unit 21, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 288 licenses.
  • Unit 22, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 50 licenses.
  • Unit 23, except Burro Mountains, mule deer, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 204 licenses.
  • Unit 23, except Burro Mountains, white-tailed deer, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 38 licenses.
  • Unit 23, Burro Mountains, white-tailed deer, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2 licenses.
  • Unit 24, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, mule deer, 103 licenses.
  • Unit 24, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, white-tailed deer, 42 licenses.
  • Unit 25, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 43 licenses.
  • Unit 26, except Big Hatchets, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 59 licenses.
  • Unit 30, Oct. 23-27, restricted muzzleloader, 200 licenses.
  • Unit 33, Oct. 23-27, restricted muzzleloader, 4 licenses.
  • Unit 37, Oct. 23-27, restricted muzzleloader, 24 licenses.
  • Unit 40, Oct. 23-27, 15 licenses.

Available javelina hunts:

Any legal sporting arm:

  • Statewide, except Units 19 and 23-27, Jan. 16-March 31, 141 licenses.

Archery:

  • Units 19 and 23-27, Jan. 16-31, 52 licenses.
  • Statewide, except Units 19 and 23-27, Jan. 1-15, 241 licenses.

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