I got mine and a buddies in last week when they first opened up the on line application. I do have to give them a call, I looked at my hunting license and it is a 365 day license from the date of purchase so it will expire before next October. It's no biggie since I get one every year but I could get stuck in limbo land if I need a hunting license along with the hunting tag if I do draw my deer tag and don't decide to do the spring hunts.
I know that it usually isn't needed on the javelina but good luck on the draw.
The best advise is the same that I gave you for your hunt in NM. Get up high and glass. Watch the draws and if you are hiking then get down into them near the bottom and hike slowly as you watch up ahead of yourself. If there are two of you place a hunter on both sides of the draw and hike slowly watching the bottom and each other. If there are a lot of sandy washes then look for tracks. if you see some continue in the wash and see if they are cutting back and forth traveling or feeding before seeing if you want to go after them.
We also drew our HAM season tags for 37B again this year and will be down there in February having fun again.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...