From the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
-- The Department of Game and Fish reminds hunters who obtain their licenses through private-land authorizations that they must have a Customer Identification Number—which is new this year—before they can purchase a license.
Customer ID numbers are free and available online through the Online License System on the Department Web site, www.wildlife.state.nm.us, or by visiting a Department office in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Raton, Las Cruces or Roswell. To avoid long lines and delays, the Department encourages hunters to get their ID number before they visit an area office to purchase their license.
This year's first major big-game hunt is Aug. 22-24 when 500 hunters are expected to go afield for pronghorn antelope on public and private lands in northeastern New Mexico.
For more information, please visit the website at www.wildlife.state.nm.us or call (505) 476-8000.