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Deadline to apply for New Mexico bear and turkey permits is Wednesday

SANTA FE – The deadline to apply for 2019-2020 bear and turkey permits is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Draw results will be available Feb. 27. 2019-2020 rules and information booklets can be found on the Department of Game and Fish website.

Hunters can apply online, by telephone or in person at department offices. For more information or help in applying for the draw, please call the information center at (888) 248-6866.

Successful applicants must purchase a 2019 bear or turkey license with applicable stamp(s) after March 25. Draw permits may not be printed before the bear or turkey license is purchased.

The draw deadline for big game, including elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, Barbary and bighorn sheep, oryx, ibex and javelina is 5 p.m. March 20.