SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Sportsmen have a chance next week for licenses for late-season bow hunting of trophy elk in New Mexico.
The state Game and Fish Department says 275 archery hunting licenses for the bull elk will go on sale Oct. 29 on the agency's website starting at 10 a.m.
The licenses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for New Mexico residents for 24 hours and then on Oct. 30 to out-of-state hunters if any licenses remain.
Only hunters without a 2014-2015 elk license can buy the licenses, which are for hunts in November and December in parts of western and southern New Mexico.
The department said it was making the late-season licenses available because biologists had assessed the elk population and determined that more hunting was warranted.