New Mexico offers Youth Encouragement licenses to resident and non-resident hunters

Good morning. I was just taking a moment to catch up on email and news letters that are sitting in the InBox waiting for me. I had to share this one because it is GOOD NEWS!

From the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF), released August 1, 2012:


New Mexico releases leftover licenses each year toward the end of the summer. It is always a chance to purchase a hunting license in the event you did not draw your first choice. The NMDGF indicates that they have lots of deer and javelina licenses available for purchase. If you didn’t draw in New Mexico, go check it out. All licenses are sold online at the department’s website.

Now for what I consider the good news!

Youth antlerless elk licenses

Young hunters – resident or nonresident – who did not draw an elk license for the upcoming seasons can purchase one of more than 1,500 Youth Encouragement Elk Licenses available Aug. 2.

The special licenses – all for antlerless elk — will be available to any hunter younger that age 18 who did not draw a 2012-13 elk license, whether they applied or not. The licenses previously were available only to resident youths who had applied but were unsuccessful in drawing any big-game license. Sales were suspended for 24 hours beginning at 10 a.m. MDT Aug. 1, and will be reopened at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.

Under state law, youths younger that age 18 must have passed an approved hunter education course before applying or purchasing a hunting license. More information and a list of available classes are available at – New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website.

Available elk licenses include hunts for all weapon types in some of the most popular areas in the state.

Wolf Creek Outfitters, Inc. Offering New Mexico Elk hunts.
We also have landowner tags available for elk hunts in New Mexico. Choose your five consecutive days between October 1 and December 31 for your New Mexico Elk hunt!

We also have landowner licenses available for elk hunts in New Mexico. Choose your five consecutive days between October 1 and December 31 for your New Mexico Elk hunt!

If you have a little hunter who wants to hunt, or who you have been trying to get more involved in hunting, here is an opportunity to take them out. Let me know how it goes. I love to hear your stories. Don’t forget to read about Mia & the Little Gal at the Women’s Outdoor News. It’s all about getting the kids outside and passing our traditions on to the next generation.

The Little Gal with her first elk!

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Mia Anstine is an outdoor writer, licensed outfitter, hunting guide, life coach, keynote speaker, and range safety officer, firearms instructor, and archery instructor. She is the founder of MAC Outdoors and Host of the MAC Outdoors Podcast. 

Mia Anstine strives to encourage others to get outside, hunt, fish, shoot, and survive life with others in a positive way.

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