The Jicarilla Apache Nation has postponed all remaining hunting and canceled the non-member fishing in the 2020-2021 Non-tribal Hunting and Fishing Proclamations.  This difficult decision was made in a concerted effort to reduce the spread of the virus, mitigate uncertainty, manage logistical constraints associated with travel, lodging and meals, and minimize the risks associated with Covid-19 the Jicarilla Apache people, our neighboring communities, and the many hunters and guests who travel from across the world to enjoy the Jicarilla Apache reservation.  We are disappointed that the pandemic has created these challenges but feel this decision was made in earnest to ensure the safety of all, and believe short-term sacrifices in 2020 will lead us towards a healthy and prosperous future.  We truly appreciate all of our hunters, tribal member guides, and various other supporters and ask for everyone’s patience and understanding during this challenging time.  We respectfully ask that all non-tribal hunters who have secured a 2020 license to follow the procedures provided below (A).  As detailed in an earlier press release (July 15, 2020) each person who applied for the 2020 cow elk draw will automatically receive an application voucher valid for 2021 cow elk applications (B).

A. 2020 HUNT ROLLOVER OR REFUND FORM: Non-tribal hunters who have already been issued or have paid for a 2020 license {Fall Bear, Mountain lion, Horse Lake Mesa Bull Elk, South Unit Bull Elk, Archery Bull Elk, Early Rifle 1 and 2, November Bull Elk, Late Season Bull, Mule Deer Draw, Mule Deer Sealed Bids, Combo Buck and Bull Sealed Bids, and Group Cow} must fill out a 2020 HUNT ROLLOVER or REFUND FORM before December 1, 2020. This form is available for download on com. All of these hunters are allowed a no questions asked refund option until December 1, or the opportunity to roll their 2020 license into the 2021 season date equivalent.  This form can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to the Game and Fish Department (see contact information below). After Dec. 1, 2020, outstanding licenses will automatically rollover into the 2021 season and any requests for refunds or transfers become subject to the Game and Fish Department’s cancellation and transfer policy.


Return form to JGFD:       

PO Box 313 (USPS) or 38 Airport Rd. (Fed Ex, UPS) 

Dulce, NM 87528      

FAX: 575-759-3255           Email: kyle.tator@gmail.com


B. COVID-19 COW ELK APPLICATION VOUCHER (2021): As detailed in an earlier JGFD press release (July 15, 2020), each non-tribal hunter who entered the 2020 cow elk draw will automatically be issued a Cow Elk Application Voucher used for 2021 cow elk app These vouchers are transferable and are valid for non-tribal cow elk applications in 2021 (replaces $50 Wildlife Stamp and Application Fee for cow elk only).  Per the forthcoming 2021-22 Non-Tribal Hunting Proclamation, a new application will be required in 2021 for cow elk draw hunts (Res. cow, South Unit Cow, Horse Lake Mesa Cow).


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