Thu. Feb 29th, 2024


NEW MEXICO (KSMX) – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is reminding hunters that the deadline to apply for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, Oryx, ibex, bighorn sheep, javelina and Barbary sheep licenses is tomorrow March 20th. The department expects more than 200,000 applicants for about 60,000 licenses. Hunters who are interested must submit their applications before 5 p.m. tomorrow. All applicants are required to create an online account at ttps:// prior to applying. For those without computer access or need help applying they can call a department representative at 1-888-248-6866. Information about rules, seasons, fees and more is available in the2018-19 Hunting Rules & Information booklet. Hunters are advised to review new rules regarding tagging their harvested game as a separate tag is now required in addition to the printed license and all big game turkeys must be tagged at the time of harvest.

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