New Mexico Leftover Elk, Deer and Javelina Tags Available in August

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Youth and adult hunters who missed a shot at a big-game hunting license during this year's annual drawing will have another chance this August when the Department of Game and Fish puts more than 5,000 deer, elk and javelina licenses up for sale on the agency Web site.

The online sales will be first-come, first-served and will be conducted in two parts on different days. The first sale will be Aug. 4 for elk licenses reserved only for youths younger than age 18. The second sale will be Aug. 11 for deer and javelina hunts available to youth and adults. Both sales will begin at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

Here are some details about the sales:

Youth Encouragement Hunts on sale 10 a.m. Aug. 4 at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

  • Licenses available: Approximately 1,900 elk licenses, including about 1,700 for any legal sporting arm and 200 for muzzleloaders. All of the muzzleloader hunts are for elk of either sex. All but 100 of the any legal sporting arm hunts are for cow elk. A complete list of available hunts, including dates and unit numbers, will be announced soon on the Department Web site.
  • Eligibility: Only hunters younger than 18 who were unsuccessful in the regular drawing for any big-game species and whose applications were not rejected for reasons such as lack of funds, incorrect forms or failure to file a harvest report are eligible to purchase a youth encouragement license. Youth also must have successfully completed an approved hunter safety course before purchasing a license.

Available hunts:

Any legal sporting arm:

  • Unit 5B, Nov. 26-30, 20 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 6A, Nov. 26-30, 50 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 6A, Dec. 26-30, 50 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 6C, Nov. 26-30, 50 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 6C, Dec. 26-30, 50 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 10, Nov. 26-30, 35 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 13, Nov. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 13, Dec. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 15, Nov. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 15, Dec. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 16-A, Nov. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 16-A, Dec. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 16-C, Nov. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 16-C, Dec. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 16-D, Nov. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 16-D, Dec. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 16-E, Nov. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 16-E, Dec. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 17, Nov. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 17, Dec. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 34, Dec. 26-30, 80 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 36, Nov. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 36, Dec. 26-30, 60 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 49, Nov. 26-30, 50 either-sex licenses.
  • Unit 50, Dec. 26-30, 80 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 51, Nov. 26-30, 90 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 51, Dec. 26-30, 90 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 52, Nov. 26-30, 50 antlerless licenses.
  • Unit 53, Nov. 26-30, 40 either-sex licenses.
  • Unit 53, Dec. 26-30, 100 either-sex licenses.

Muzzleloader and bow:

  • Unit 9, Nov. 26-30, 150 either-sex licenses.
  • Unit 9, Dec. 26-30, 50 either-sex licenses.

Leftover deer, javelina licenses on sale 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

  • Licenses available: Approximately 430 javelina licenses and 2,760 deer licenses. Available deer licenses include about 259 hunts for any legal weapon, 1,668 archery hunts and 838 muzzleloader hunts. A complete list of available hunts, including dates and unit numbers, will be announced soon on the Department Web site.
  • Eligibility: Residents and nonresidents of any age who meet youth hunter safety requirements and filed a mandatory harvest report if they held a deer or elk license for the 2009-2010 seasons.

Available deer hunts:

Youth-only, any legal sporting arm:

  • Unit 30, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 61 licenses.
  • Unit 30, Nov. 13-17, 179 licenses.
  • Unit 58, Dec. 4-8, 3 licenses.
  • Unit 59, Nov. 25-28, 1 license.
  • Unit 59, Dec. 4-8, 15 licenses.

Archery only:

  • Unit 2B, youth-only, Sept. 1-22, 9 licenses.
  • Unit 13, Sept. 1-24, 70 licenses.
  • Unit 13, Jan. 1-15, 65 licenses.
  • Unit 15, Jan. 1-15, 46 licenses.
  • Unit 16, Jan 1-15, 74 licenses.
  • Unit 17, Sept. 1-24, 64 licenses.
  • Unit 18, Sept. 1-24, 37 licenses.
  • Unit 18, Jan. 1-15, 9 licenses.
  • Unit 20, Sept. 1-24, 25 licenses.
  • Unit 21, Sept. 1-24, 128 licenses.
  • Unit 22, Jan. 1-15, 7 licenses.
  • Unit 22, Sept. 1-24, 15 licenses.
  • Unit 23, except Burro Mountains, mule deer, Sept. 1-24, 65 licenses.
  • Unit 23, except Burro Mountains, white-tailed deer, Sept. 1-24, 72 licenses.
  • Unit 23, except Burro Mountains, white-tailed deer, Jan. 1-15, 15 licenses.
  • Unit 24, mule deer, Sept. 1-24, 15 licenses.
  • Unit 24, white-tailed deer, Sept. 1-24, 48 licenses.
  • Unit 24, white-tailed deer, Jan. 1-15, 21 licenses.
  • Unit 25, Sept. 1-24, 47 licenses.
  • Unit 25, Jan 1-15, 20 licenses.
  • Unit 26, except Big Hatchets, Sept. 1-24, 24 licenses.
  • Unit 26, except Big Hatchets, Jan. 1-15, 13 licenses.
  • Unit 27, white-tailed deer, Jan. 1-15, 3 licenses.
  • Unit 29, Sept. 1-22 and Jan. 1-15, 93 licenses.
  • Unit 32, Sept. 1-22 and Jan. 1-15, 18 licenses.
  • Unit 39, Sept. 1-22 and Jan. 1-15, 12 licenses.
  • Unit 40, Sept. 1-22 and Jan. 1-15, 38 licenses.
  • Unit 43, Sept. 1-22, 11 licenses.
  • Unit 47, Sept. 1-22, 8 licenses.
  • Unit 48, Sept. 1-22, 5 licenses.
  • Unit 50, Sept. 1-22, 1 license.
  • Unit 56, Sept. 1-22, 5 licenses.
  • Unit 58, Sept. 1-22, 13 licenses.
  • Unit 59, Sept. 1-22, 10 licenses.

Muzzleloader and archery:

  • Unit 13, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 131 licenses.
  • Unit 15, youth-only, Sept. 25-Oct. 3, 51 licenses.
  • Unit 18, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 31 licenses.
  • Unit 20, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 64 licenses.
  • Unit 21, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 288 licenses.
  • Unit 22, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 50 licenses.
  • Unit 23, except Burro Mountains, mule deer, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 204 licenses.
  • Unit 23, except Burro Mountains, white-tailed deer, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 38 licenses.
  • Unit 23, Burro Mountains, white-tailed deer, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2 licenses.
  • Unit 24, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, mule deer, 103 licenses.
  • Unit 24, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, white-tailed deer, 42 licenses.
  • Unit 25, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 43 licenses.
  • Unit 26, except Big Hatchets, Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 59 licenses.
  • Unit 30, Oct. 23-27, restricted muzzleloader, 200 licenses.
  • Unit 33, Oct. 23-27, restricted muzzleloader, 4 licenses.
  • Unit 37, Oct. 23-27, restricted muzzleloader, 24 licenses.
  • Unit 40, Oct. 23-27, 15 licenses.

Available javelina hunts:

  • Statewide, except Units 19 and 23-27, Jan. 16-March 31, 141 licenses.

Archery:

  • Units 19 and 23-27, Jan. 16-31, 52 licenses.
  • Statewide, except Units 19 and 23-27, Jan. 1-15, 241 licenses.

Hunters are strongly advised to obtain or review an online customer account, including a Customer Identification Number, user name and password before the sales begin. Popular hunts sell out minutes, sometimes seconds after the sales begin.

For more information and updates about the leftover license and Youth Encouragement license sales, please check the Department Web site, www.wildlife.state.nm.us.