New Mexico Offers Refund to Hunters
The Jemez Mountains in New Mexico is home to thousands of elk. This area has some of the best deer and elk habitat in New Mexico. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has closed 20% of unit 6C this year due to the Las Conchas Fire.
Department of Game and Fish is offering to return the hunters their license fees for this area. If a hunter chooses to get a refund they must send in their hunting license to the department. If they decide to hunt they will have to share a smaller area, due to the closure.
Unit 6C is a very popular hunting area. More than 1,000 hunters buy licenses for the unit each year. Last year, hunters bagged 174 bull elk and 108 cow elk in the area. From SantaFeNewMexican.com.
Visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us for more information.