SANTA FE, N.M. -(Ammoland.com)- New Mexico Department of Game and Fish employees will be working extended hours and Saturdays this month to help hunters apply for big-game hunting licenses.
Information center hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays from March 11 through March 21. The Santa Fe office will assist walk-ins from noon to 5 p.m March 11 and March 18.
The information center will close at 4:30 p.m. March 22. Online applications must be completed by 5 p.m. that day. All hours of operation are based on Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).
Rules and information about applying for 2017-2018 hunting licenses is available online. Printed editions of Hunting Rules & Information booklets are available at department area offices and license vendors.
For more information or help applying for licenses, please call the information center at (888) 248-6866. Please have hunt choices and other information ready before calling.
The application deadline for big game, including elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, Barbary and bighorn sheep, oryx, ibex and javelina is 5 p.m. March 22.
Last season’s harvest reports for deer, elk, antelope and turkey must be submitted by that date and an $8 late fee will apply. Javelina, Barbary sheep, oryx, ibex and trapping license holders must report by April 7.