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New Mexico harvest reporting now just a phone call away

SANTA FE – New Mexico hunters have a new option to submit their 2017-18 hunting season harvest reports. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish today announced the new program which uses an interactive phone system that is accessed simply by calling the department’s information line, (888) 248-6866.

The system allows hunters to file reports over the phone using their license information and following voice prompts. Customers receive a harvest report confirmation number and email message once they have answered and completed a list of questions that are used by biologists to better manage the state’s wildlife resources.

“We’re always looking for ways to make our customer experience better and more convenient,” said Assistant Director Chris Chadwick. “The system will provide another option for our sportsmen and women to quickly file their harvest reports for most species on a platform they are already comfortable using.”

Hunters, who held deer, elk, antelope, turkey, oryx, ibex, Barbary sheep or javelina licenses may now utilize the automated phone system, report online or call the department’s information center to meet their mandatory harvest reporting requirements. Hunters may not utilize the automated phone or online systems to report bear, cougar and bighorn sheep harvests because they are required to present those species directly to the department for inspection. Trapping harvests must be reported online or by talking directly to a department customer service representative.

Reporting is mandatory and failure to report before the deadlines will result in rejection of all draw applications. Please refer to the 2017-18 Hunting Rules and Information guide for specific harvest reporting deadlines.

For more information visit online, www.wildlife.state.nm.us, or call (888) 248-6866.