I am headed to northern New Mexico this year to go hunt with a buddy of mine for the first time.
I didn't put in for the public land draw. Thus, I wasn't going to be taking an animal. I would be going just for the experience. After calling NM Game & Fish, I learned that the only elk tags they have available are for private land.
I was told to go check out craigslist for tags and low and behold there were dozens for sale.
Is this illegal and has anyone bought a tag off of Craigslist before?
If so, is there some type of process to go through to get your name on the tag, etc..
Last edited by Topgun 30-06; 08-05-2014 at 09:25 AM.
I have bought landowner vochers without a problem. Just due dilegence and check with game and fish if the person selling them has the right to.
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Gotcha. Thanks for the insight.
It sounds like I will need to get specific info for that tag and check with the NM Game and Fish
The landowner voucher will be either Ranch only or unit wide , depends on what the tag/land owner put in for. You buy the voucher from the person selling it then you or someone has to go to a NM fish and game dept. and pay for the tag. So you buy the voucher for whatever price the tag/landowner is selling it for plus you have to buy your elk tag, hunting lic. and conservation stamp. The landowner tag/voucher is separate from the elk tag, lic, stamp it just gives you the opportunity to buy the rest of the things you need to legally hunt elk without going through Big game draw.
Last edited by brooks; 08-05-2014 at 09:46 PM.
Send a check with the voucher, you don't need to go anywhere.