From New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
-- Hunters who need access to computers or need help with the Department of Game and Fish online-only license application system can find both at locations statewide beginning Feb. 25.
Department representatives and staff will be available at 17 locations around the state to help hunters apply for 2012-13 licenses for deer, elk, antelope, oryx, ibex, bighorn sheep, Barbary Sheep and javelina.
Sessions will be Feb. 25, March 10, March 11, March 24 and March 25. The application deadline is 5 p.m. March 28.
The Game and Fish Department eliminated paper application forms in favor of a paperless online system designed to streamline the application and licensing process and make drawing results and refunds available much sooner.
For more information about the online application process and other changes that will affect hunters this year, call (888) 248-6866 or visit www.wildlife.state.nm.
Hunters who need help with the online process can attend one of the statewide sessions or call the toll free assistance line, (888) 248-6866. Trained representatives will guide customers through the application process in person or over the phone.
All sessions are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dates and locations where hunters can access computers for help with their online license applications:
Feb. 25—Ruidoso—Eastern New Mexico University branch; Silver City – Western New Mexico University, Besse-Forward Global Resource Center; Tucumcari – Mesalands College; Belen – Teacher Resource Center Lab.
March 10—Portales—Eastern New Mexico University; Las Cruces – Dona Ana Community College; Clayton – Clayton High School; Farmington – San Juan Community College.
March 11—Roswell—Eastern New Mexico University; Truth or Consequences – Western New Mexico University; Chama – Escalante High School.
March 24—Carlsbad—Carlsbad Library; Socorro – New Mexico Tech; Las Vegas – New Mexico Highlands University; Santa Rosa – Luna Community College.
March 25—Alamogordo—New Mexico State University; Quemado – Quemado High School; Raton – Raton High School.