SANTA FE – Hunters who applied for New Mexico big-game licenses will know their draw results early again this spring through the Department of Game and Fish online license system.

Hunters can check their draw results by logging onto their customer account on the department website,

At 6 a.m. today, the department released draw results to customer accounts on the department website, seven days earlier than expected.

At 8 a.m. results and assistance also will be available by phone at (888) 248-6866.

In addition, later in the day, the department will send emails to successful applicants who provided a valid email.

Draw licenses and tags will be mailed to the address provided, unless you chose the e-tag option for deer or elk. Do not hunt without a valid license and tag. Successful applicants who did not purchase the Habitat Stamp with their draw application, must purchase the stamp before May 15, 2019 for it to be printed on your draw hunting license(s). May 15 is also the deadline to change your address before tags are mailed.

Unsuccessful applicants should receive refunds on credit cards beginning Monday, April 22, 2019 and all others will receive a check refund in the next two to three weeks.

More than 209,000 applicants tried for about 61,000 deer, elk, antelope, oryx, ibex, Barbary sheep and javelina licenses — an all-time application record.

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