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Only a few hours remain for hunters to purchase a lottery draw chance for the revamped 2014 Valles Caldera Trust Elk Hunt.
In November of 2013, the Trust announced the reduction of ticket prices and one chance, per hunt code, per hunter sales policy. (See Trust Modifies Hunt Lotteries vallescaldera.gov/newsmedia/news/news_13-11-15HuntLotteryMods.pdf)
Applying to hunt on the Preserve is as simple as entering our lottery. Lottery chances are available at $25 each for a mature bull or either sex hunt. Lottery chances for antlerless hunts are $10 each. Chances can be purchased online, by phone, or through the mail. Each lottery chance will be entered into a computerized drawing.
Huntersu may purchase one chance per hunt code and enter as many hunt codes as you like. Funds raised by this lottery help support the Preserve and all of its activities. Entries must be received by midnight Wednesday.
Application for the Trust elk lottery draw does not require the purchase of a State Game-hunting or a State Game-hunting and Fishing license in advance.
Up for grabs in the lottery will be 75 bull and 151 antlerless permits.
For more information or to apply online go to: vallescaldera.gov/comevisit/elk/elk_howtoapply.aspx
Hunters can also apply by phone at 1-866-382-5537 or download the 2014 elk hunt brochure and application form at: vallescaldera.gov/comevisit/elk/2014_elk_download.pdf.
The Valles Caldera will publish results in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. They are currently planning to publish their results for the state drawings on April 23.