September 27, 2022

Late Season Archery Deer And Elk Permits Available In New Mexico

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If you missed a chance at a deer or elk during the regular season, beginning October 17 permits will be available on a first come first served basis. Here’s how.

the Department of Game and Fish will make 405 late-season archery elk licenses and 349 deer permits available online and over-the-counter at department offices in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Raton, Roswell and Las Cruces.

Licenses for November and December archery elk hunts in Big Game Management Units 12, 34, 37, 43 and 50; and January archery deer permits for Units 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 40 will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8 a.m. Oct. 17. The department is encouraging hunters to save time, gas and to avoid long lines by using the online application system at The online system should be faster, improving hunters’ chances of securing preferred permits. Applications are limited to one person per form. To keep lines moving, each walk-in applicant will be allowed to submit no more than two individual applications at once. Walk-in applicants will use Form 2006.

And here is a listing of wildlife management units, dates and number of permits to be issued.

Unit 12: Nov. 25-29, 25 licenses.

Unit 34: Dec. 9-13, 300 licenses.

Unit 37: Dec. 9-13, 40 licenses.

Unit 43: Nov. 11-15, 10 licenses.

Unit 50: Nov. 11-15, 30 licenses.

Deer: Unit 29: Jan. 1-15, 137 permits.

Unit 30: Jan. 1-15, 56 permits.

Unit 31: Jan. 1-15, 16 permits.

Unit 32: Jan. 1-15, 38 permits.

Unit 33: Jan. 1-15, 85 permits.

Unit 40: Jan. 1-15, 17 permits.

For more information, visit the department Web site at or call (505) 476-8000.

Tom Remington