Valles Caldera 2014 Elk Hunt Lottery Deadline Looms

VCNP News:

Only a few hours remain for hunters to purchase a lottery draw chance for the revamped 2014 Valles Caldera Trust Elk Hunt. Entries must be postmarked or received by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

In November 2013, the Trust announced the reduction of ticket prices and one chance, per hunt code, per hunter sales policy. (See Trust Modifies Hunt Lotteries

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.

You 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.

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.

Actual bull in the Headquarters area. 

  • $25 per Chance for Mature Bull Permits
  • $10 per Chance for Antlerless Permits
  • 75 Bull and 151 Antlerless Permits
  • Guides Are Optional

For more information or to apply online, visit

You can also apply by phone at 1.866.382.5537 or download the 2014 elk hunt brochure and application form at

We will publish our results in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, which is planning to publish the results of the state drawings April 23.

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