Big game license applications due Wednesday

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The deadline is approaching for hunters who haven’t applied for the New Mexico big game license.

There are only about 65,000 licenses available for everything from deer and elk to javelina and bighorn sheep.

The Department of Game and Fish expects to get about 160,000 applications.

Hunters must complete those applications before 5 p.m. Wednesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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