Hunting for licenses on Internet postponed to Thursday

Hunters hunt for licenses crashes Internet site

A proposed sale of hunting licenses on the Internet was canceled by the The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, according to a statement released Tuesday.

The department temporarily deactivated the online sale of nearly 4,000 New Mexico public-land deer hunting permits and 55 elk licenses left over from the 2006-2007 drawing this morning following detection of computer problems. The system problems resulted from overwhelming interest from the public.

Applicants are asked to check the department Web site on Aug. 17 for further information regarding the revised schedule for availability.

The Department of Game and Fish Web site is www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Hunters can call 476-8000 for information, but applications only will be accepted online.