Two authorizations will be auctioned by NMDGF with the assistance of the Wild Sheep Foundation—one for desert bighorn sheep and one for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep—during their convention January 13–15, 2022, in Reno, Nevada.
Two authorizations will be raffled by NMDGF with the assistance of the New Mexico chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation (NMWSF)—one for desert bighorn sheep and one for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.
Raffle tickets can be ordered by contacting NMWSF President Bryan Bartlett: (575) 635-3499 or email@example.com. Tickets will be on sale from April 1–June 20, 2022. Tickets cannot be paid by telephone or email. Tickets are $20 each, and there are no volume discounts. Hunt dates are August 1–December 31, 2022, except in GMU 53 (Wheeler Peak), where the dates are August 1–15, 2022 and September 1–December 31, 2022.
The successful auction bidder for desert bighorn sheep will choose their exclusive hunt area from the desert bighorn hunt area list on page 93, and the successful auction bidder for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep will do the same from the hunt area list on page 92 (excluding Unit 58, Dry Cimarron). Each successful auction bidder must select their exclusive hunt area by June 30, 2022. Raffle winners for desert bighorn sheep and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep must do the same by July 29, 2022, however, they may not choose the same exclusive area declared by the successful auction bidders. The units remaining after both the auction and raffle winners have chosen their hunts may be hunted by either or both enhancement license holders.