New Mexico Bill Would Dramatically Reduce Non-Resident License Allocation
Senate Bill 196 currently in the New Mexico Senate Finance Committee would significantly reduce the number of licenses available to non-resident hunters. Currently New Mexico allocates 22% of the total licenses available to non-residents. If the law is passed, the new allocation would go to no more than 10% of total licenses. As currently written, 8% would go to non-residents requiring a guide and 2% to non-residents not requiring a guide.
While the bill could change, as written currently the 90% or more allocated to residents would apply regardless of whether the tag was for public or private land.