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Hunting New Mexico 2012….What's New?

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Valles Caldera Bull

Nice Jemez Buck

Much is new for hunting in New Mexico for 2012. First and foremost the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is going paperless for all draw applications. The paper application no longer exists.

All hunters must purchase a new license. All hunters wishing to purchase or apply for any big game or turkey license, must first purchase an annual Game hunting (small game) License or combination Game-hunting and Fishing License. By itself, a Game-hunting License is valid for hunting all small game and both upland and migratory game birds. The purchase of a Game-hunting and Fishing License is valid for fishing in addition to hunting small game.

Applications will only be accepted on-line or via the telephone (888-248-6866). Application deadline is March 28, 2012. The application fee and full license fee will be charged at the time the application is submitted. Credit cards, debit cards and “electronic checks” are acceptable forms of payment. If requested at time of application, refunds will be offered for the Game-hunting License, but not the combination Game-hunting and Fishing License. Refunds will be issued in May. Hunters who are unsuccessful in the draw are encouraged to keep their Game-hunting License and use it for hunting small game during open seasons.

For full information on all that is new please stop by Amanda’s for a new proclamation available now, or here.

The good news is that it appears that their will be no increase in license fees this year for the sixth straight year. Over the counter Game-hunting, Combination Game-hunting and Fishing and Fishing Licenses will be available for purchase at Amanda’s March 28, 2012.