Mule Deer Raffle Tickets On Sale

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The Mule Deer Foundation's San Juan chapter now is selling raffle tickets for one New Mexico mule deer license authorization. Tickets cost $20 and may be purchased by calling (505) 793-8476.

The San Juan chapter administers the raffle ticket sales for the Department of Game and Fish and coordinates the raffle and auction with the Mule Deer Foundation's national convention Feb. 13-15 in Reno, Nev.

The raffle drawing will be held July 23 at the chapter's annual banquet in Farmington - after the public drawing for deer licenses. The raffle winner's deer license is authorized to be used with any legal sporting arm from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2004. The license is valid on any public land where deer hunting is allowed, including Wildlife Management Areas or private lands with the landowner's permission. The winner also may sell, barter or give the license authorization to another party. Revenue received from the raffle and auction go into game protection funds for mule deer habitat and management projects.

Tickets will be sold by mail as well as by phone and personal checks and major credit cards are accepted. The address is P.O. Box 12841, Flora Vista, NM 87415. More information is available at or by calling the organization's toll-free number, (888) 375-3337.