Where on the page did you see this? Can you send a link?
I heard they expanded the quotas and therefore extended the season on bear last year, but I am fairly sure the season it did not run into spring. The antis eliminated the spring bear season a while back. The only spring bear hunt I am aware of is in Valle Vidal and it is a draw hunt with 20 permits issued.
I would love to see a spring bear season in NM, but I doubt it will ever happen.
I called the hotline and all it said was all zones are open, but does that mean the season is open also? http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/recreation/hunting/harvest/documents/040114-bear-harvest-update-NMDGF-2.pdf
Don't assume that when fall comes, or hunting season, that the big bucks, and big bulls leave. Whitetail deer bucks especially, simply hide. And they hide very well. Mule deer bucks may leave a little. Bull elk may leave, but don't assume they do. Don't assume any of them do. I mean - where would they leave to? (Just another place where, for the most part, they would be hunted.) These big animals have the ability to hide in very small, very obscure places. So, embrace the fact (...