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
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach!
OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper section that you are sitting on and the foot portion that slid 4-5 feet down the tree. All you have to do it pull the other section up, reposition it and you are back in business, correct?
Have you ever tested this theory?
I have -...