The 2011-12 Big-Game and Trapper Rules & Information booklet is now available online. Printed copies will be available soon at license vendors and Department offices. Online applications will be accepted beginning Jan. 5, 2011.
It is a 3.02MB file and is directly downloadable at http://www.wildlife.state.nm.u...me_RIB_Optimized.pdf
What’s New in 2011-2012
- This booklet contains information valid from April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012. All dates refer to 2011 unless otherwise noted.
- Full Fee At Application Deadline. Applicants will be charged an application fee at the time they submit their application. The full license fee will be charge during the week immediately following the application deadline. Please ensure the funds are available on your credit/debit card immediately following the application deadline. If the Department is unable to charge your credit/debit card, your application will not be successful. Your application fee will not be refunded.
- March 28 is the deadline to apply for public deer, elk, pronghorn
antelope, ibex, Barbary sheep, javelina, bighorn sheep draw licenses and
all population management hunts except oryx.
- Online applications must be made BEFORE 5 p.m. MDT.
Reduced Application Fees
Application fees have been reduced to $8 for residents and $20 for nonresidents.
Bighorn Ewe Hunts Established
Hunts for bighorn ewes (females) will be held in the Latir herd.
Crossbow Use Allowed
Crossbows and bolts may now be used in “Any Legal Sporting Arm” or “Muzzleloader” hunts unless otherwise restricted.
June 8: Results of drawings for public land deer draw licenses, Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 4 and 5A private land-only deer licenses, elk, pronghorn antelope, ibex, Barbary sheep, javelina and
bighorn sheep available on the Department’s website at: www.wildlife.state.nm.us or in person
at any Department office.
See page 45 for Bighorn Sheep (Rocky & Desert) information.
See page 14 for "Enhance Licenses" info. (Cut & pasted below...)
Bighorn Sheep Enhancement Licenses
The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) is assisting the Department of Game and Fish with an auction of one bighorn sheep license and the New Mexico Wild Sheep Foundation (NMWSF) will be assisting the Department with the raffl e of one bighorn sheep license. Proceeds from the auction and raffl e are used for bighorn sheep research, management and propagation in New Mexico. One license to hunt a Rocky Mountain or desert bighorn sheep ram will be auctioned during the Feb. 9-12, 2011 WSF National Convention at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, NV. For more information, please visit their website at www.wildsheepfoundation.org/. By June 1, 2011, the successful
auction winner will choose one of hunts offered below. The license and stamp fees are included for the successful auction winner. See below for detailed hunt information. A second license will be awarded through a raffl e. The successful raffle winner will choose one of the remaining hunts not chosen by the auction winner. The license and stamp fees are included for the successful raffle winner. See below for detailed hunt information. The date and location of the drawing will be announced.
Raffle tickets will be sold through NMWSF for $20 each. Deadline to purchase tickets is June 17. To purchase tickets, send a check or money order to Lanny Rominger, 9117 Luna
del Oro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or call him at (505) 821-5064. Ticket stubs will not be provided. NMWSF will complete and enter all orders not accompanied by tickets. The raffle
winner does not have to be present to win. Authorizations to obtain licenses may be used either by the recipient or any individual of the recipient’s choice through sale, barter or gift.
The bag limit for these hunts is any one ram. These hunts do not count as once-in-a-lifetime hunts.
Bighorn Sheep Auction and Raffle Hunts
The winning hunter may choose one of the following hunts:
Open Areas - Max. Licenses - Bag Limit - Hunt Dates
Unit 27 - 1 - 1 Ram - Aug. 1-Dec. 31
Units 16B, 22, 23 and 24 - 1 - 1 Ram - Aug. 1-Dec. 31
Unit 45 - 1 - 1 Ram - Aug. 1-Dec. 31
Unit 53 Wheeler Peak - 1 - 1 Ram - Aug. 1-10 and portion south of NM 38 Sept. 1-Dec. 31
Units 53 Latir Mountains north of NM 38 and Latir Mountains portion of Unit 55A - 1 - 1 Ram Aug. 1-Dec. 31This message has been edited. Last edited by: RamDreamer,
New Mexico's draw results are scheduled to be posted on-line tomorrow (Wednesday, June 8th).
Draw results are now available on-line at: https://onlinesales.wildlife.s.../public/lucky-lookup
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