SANTA FE – Hunters who applied for New Mexico big-game licenses will know their draw results early again this spring through the Department of Game and Fish online license system.
At 10 a.m. today, the department released draw results to customer accounts on the department website and began sending emails to successful applicants, seven days earlier than expected.
Draw licenses may be printed from the customer’s account and tags will be mailed to the address provided. Do not hunt without a valid license and tag.
Unsuccessful applicants should receive refunds on credit cards beginning today and through their checking accounts within the next two weeks.
More than 203,000 applicants tried for about 58,000 deer, 58,000 deer, elk, antelope, oryx, ibex, Barbary sheep and javelina licenses — an all-time application record and 7 percent increase over 2017.
Hunters can check their draw results by logging onto their customer account on the department website, onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us beginning at 10 a.m. today. Results and assistance also will be available by phone at (888) 248-6866.