Late-season archery elk licenses available Oct. 31

Late-season bull elk archery hunting licenses will go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 31 on the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website.

The 275 first-come, first-served available licenses include: Game Management Unit 12, Nov. 17-21, 25 licenses; Unit 34, Dec. 15-19, 200 licenses; and Unit 37, Dec. 1-5, 50 licenses. Special restrictions for elk harvested in Unit 34 can be found on page 85 of the current New Mexico Hunting Rules and Information booklet.

The first 24 hours of the sale will only be available to residents, after which any remaining licenses will be available to everyone. Only hunters who did not hold a 2018-2019 elk licenses are eligible. The bag limit for the late-season hunts is one bull elk with antlers having at least six points on one side.

Hunters are advised to obtain an online customer account or review their existing account, including username and password, before the sale begins. The sale is online-only and hunts normally sell out seconds after becoming available. Please review the New Mexico Hunting Rules and Information booklet for additional rules and regulations.