The Game and Fish Department is offering late season licenses to sportsmen to hunt trophy bull elk in New Mexico.
The agency said 275 archery hunting licenses for elk will be sold online on Oct. 31 on a first-come, first-served basis.
The licenses will be available only to New Mexico residents for the first 24 hours and then will be opened to nonresidents if any licenses remain.
Only sportsmen who didn't receive a 2012-2013 elk license can purchase the late season hunting permits, which are made available after biologists review elk populations in the fall after hunting season gets under way.
Hunters need an online account with the department to make a license purchase at the agency's web site,www.wildlife.state.nm.us .
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