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    Is it illegal to purchase an elk tag from an individual from Craigslist?

    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..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvidrine View Post
    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..
    It's not a tag. It's a landowner voucher that allows you to buy a tag. Some are good for just that private property and others are good for the enitre unit the ranch is located in, so you need to be careful in what you are purchasing. You buy the voucher and then use that to actually purchase the big game tag it's good for from the G&F.
    Last edited by Topgun 30-06; 08-05-2014 at 09:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06 View Post
    It's not a tag. It's a landowner voucher that allows you to buy a tag. Some are good for just that private property and others are good for the enitre unit the ranch is located in, so you need to be careful in what you are purchasing. You buy the voucher and then use that to actually purchase the big game tag it's good for from the G&F.
    Very good explanation by TG.

    If you find a tag, I'll bet you could call fish and game to confirm that person receives landowner tags.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06 View Post
    It's not a tag. It's a landowner voucher that allows you to buy a tag. Some are good for just that private property and others are good for the entire unit the ranch is located in, so you need to be careful in what you are purchasing. You buy the voucher and then use that to actually purchase the big game tag it's good for from the G&F.

    So I can buy a landowner tag and hunt on public land?

    I guess I need to call and get the guys info and then call game and fish and see what they really are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvidrine View Post
    So I can buy a landowner tag and hunt on public land?

    I guess I need to call and get the guys info and then call game and fish and see what they really are.
    Depending on the tag restrictions. Some will only allow the voucher to be used on that private parcel that it was issued, some are good for the entire unit. I don't know how all states work but I believe majority work this way.
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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvidrine View Post
    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
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    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.
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    Send a check with the voucher, you don't need to go anywhere.

 

 

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