Deer

A family of deer on the grounds of  Our Lady of Guadalupe Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in the Pecos.

SANTA FE – Two hundred and three deer and 10 javelina hunting licenses not allocated during the annual 2018-19 big-game drawing will go on sale at 10 a.m. June 27, only on the Department of Game and Fish website.

New Mexico residents will get first shot at the licenses during the first-come, first-served sale. License sales will be open only to residents for the first 24 hours.

The sale opens to everyone, regardless of residency, at 10 a.m. June 28.

Because these are leftover draw licenses, purchasing a leftover deer license will render youth hunters ineligible to purchase a youth encouragement elk license during the first 14 days of the upcoming sale.

To be eligible to buy a leftover license, hunters must have purchased either a Game Hunting or Game Hunting and Fishing license.

Hunters are strongly encouraged to obtain or review online customer accounts, including their Customer Identification Number, user name and password, and to be signed on to their account before the sale begins. Popular licenses often sell out in minutes, sometimes seconds, after sales begin.

Hunters planning to purchase a leftover license also must have completed all mandatory 2017-18 harvest reporting requirements or their purchase will be rejected in the post-sale audit.

For more information, call the toll-free information line, (888) 248-6866.