Oryx Hunts for Wounded Vets

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From June 14 un­til July 19, in­jured mil­i­tary ser­vice mem­bers can ap­ply on­line for an up­com­ing spe­cial draw­ing by NM Depart­ment of Game and Fish to award three spe­cial Oryx hunts on White Sands Mis­sile Range.

Ap­pli­cants must be ac­tive -duty or vet­er­ans of the US mil­i­tary who have a dis­abil­ity rat­ing of 50% or greater in ac­cor­dance with VA’s guide­lines for re­ceiv­ing dis­abled vet­eran ben­e­fits. Sig­nif­i­cantly in­jured, ac­tive­duty mil­i­tary mem­bers may ap­ply and need to sub­mit sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion.

Ap­pli­cants (ex­cept NMDGF Dis­abled Vet­eran card hold­ers) are re­quired to pro­vide proof of el­i­gi­bil­ity prior to the July 19 dead­line. Proof of el­i­gi­bil­ity may be emailed to spe­cial­hunts@state.nm.us or by postal mail with a post­mark on or be­fore July 19 to: NM Depart­ment of Game and Fish, Attn: Spe­cial Hunts, PO Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504

The draw­ing is open to res­i­dent and non­res­i­dent el­i­gi­ble ap­pli­cants who do not hold a cur­rent-year Oryx li­cense. Ap­pli­ca­tions must be made through the depart­ment’s on­line li­cense sys­tem by click­ing In­jured Mil­i­tary Oryx Hunts in the menu. Suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants will be no­ti­fied and must buy the ap­pro­pri­ate li­cense and pay White Sands Mis­sile Range’s ac­cess fee. Hunts will be three days be­tween Sept. 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, dates and ar­eas to be de­ter­mined in co­or­di­na­tion with White Sands Mis­sile Range. These hunts are not once-ina-life­time. More in­for­ma­tion is at wildlife.state.nm.us or call 888-248-6866.

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