The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish will be hosting live webinars at least once a week through March 14 to provide detailed information on the 2022 Big Game Draw, which has a deadline of March 16 of this year. .
The raffle allows hunters in New Mexico to throw their hunting hats into the ring for a chance to hunt a Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelin, antelope or an oryx. The draw also makes it possible to submit requests for deer hunting on private land for units 2A, 2B, 2C 4 and 5A. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).
The webinars that the game and fish experts will host until the draw deadline will include question-and-answer sessions that walk through lists of common requests, information on hunter education programs available to youth and youth. adults. Sessions include topics such as hunting rules and laws as well as meetings with bear, turkey, elk and deer biologists.
The deadline to apply for New Mexico drawing permits to hunt Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, elk, ibex, javelin, antelope and oryx or obtain a deer hunting license on private land is March 16.
According to fauna.state.nm.us, the draw is based on a quota system. According to state law, the raffle goal is to distribute a minimum of 84 percent of the licenses for each hunt to residents of New Mexico – 10 percent to residents or non-residents who have contracted with an outfitter and 6 percent to non-residents who have not contracted with an outfitter.
Drawing requests are randomly assigned a sequence number.
You can find more information on draft dimensions and other details on how the system works at bit.ly/3mYOuWX.
The Big Game Draw webinar schedule is as follows. All webinars start at 6 p.m.:
- January 5: most common questions
- January 10: Hunter education, volunteering and young mentees
- January 12: it’s all about the rules
- January 19: First steps
- January 24: Know the law
- January 26: Meet the bear biologist
- February 2: Meet the Turkey Biologist
- February 7: access is key
- February 9: Meet the Elk Biologist
- February 16: Meet the deer biologist
- February 21: it’s in the reports
- February 23: meet the antelope biologist
- March 2: Meet the bighorn sheep biologist
- March 9: Meet the Big Game Program Manager
- March 14: last minute questions and answers