Big Game Hunting Results Coming Wednesday

New Mexico – The New Mexico Game and Fish Department is putting the results of hunting license drawings online starting Wednesday.

Hunters who applied for 2010-2011 deer, elk, antelope, ibex, javelina, bighorn sheep and Barbary sheep licenses can check drawing results on the department's website,

The department will mail licenses and tags to successful hunters and will refund license fees to unsuccessful applicants.

Game officials say the state received 132,761 applications for 62,471 licenses.

That was a drop of nearly 30,000 applications from the previous year. Most of the decreases came in deer and elk applications.

The department this year began requiring all applicants to pay the full license fees when they applied.

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