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
Being a bowhunting I've always been fanatical about scent control. Whether it's sprays, carbon clothing etc. I've tried it. The best thing that I have found for eliminating human scent is Betadine. It's been used in hospitals and homes for decades as a defense against infections on minor scrapes and burns. It can typically be found near the pharmacy in any of the major "one stop shop" stores, and a bottle will last multiple hunting seasons.
Before every hunt possible I...