This is a good thing… Basically, they want to move the draw dates before April 1st so you don’t have to buy two separate licenses; this will save you some money. This will also be nice so you will know sooner what unit you will be hunting… Good Job Game and Fish..
|New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004
Public contact: (505) 476-8000
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 31, 2009:|
|COMMENTS SOUGHT ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO DEER LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS
SANTA FE — The Department of Game and Fish is asking for public comments about proposals to change the way hunters apply for deer licenses. The State Game Commission will consider the proposals at its Sept. 24 meeting in Las Cruces.
The proposals include simplifying the deer licensing process by eliminating the current deer hunting permits. Successful applicants would be issued a deer license, similar to the way elk, antelope and other big-game licenses currently are issued.
Other proposals include giving hunters who are successful in the drawing the opportunity to buy discounted licenses, including junior, senior and combination licenses, which are available after March 31 annually; and expanding youth hunting opportunities for quality and high-demand deer hunts.
Comments can be submitted to Barry Hale, the Department’s deer program manager, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail at New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87505.