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She signed it

Cry baby New Mexico state governor signed Senate Bill 196. This is what they had to say:

The Governor also signed Senate Bill 196 with a message, expanding hunting

opportunities for New Mexico residents by increasing the number of licenses available

for big-game hunts on public lands, commenting, “It’s only common sense to increase the

opportunities for New Mexicans to hunt on their own state land. This provision also

brings New Mexico’s split between the issuance of resident and non-resident licenses into

closer alignment with other states.”

Sucks for me (non-resident)... Lets see how things go next year.

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Well this does suck for us

Well this does suck for us non-residents. New mexico was a state i was goning to start apllying in 2012 but it doesnt look like anymore, with only 2% of tags going to DIY hunters I'm out. If it was 10% like most state i would still consider it. but withthe 8% going to non-res with guides and 2% going t DYI lokks like the chances of drawing went way way down and what a shame. And like someone else said in a different thread i dont wanna pay for a licence that i wont use unless i get drawn.

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I didn't realize the odds

I didn't realize the odds were going to be such a long shot as the 2% you mentioned. I just started applying this year but it could be the end of it with such long odds. I was really looking forward to drawing an oryx tag in the future so I will have to watch it closely to see if it's still worth the effort.

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The final % was 10% guided

The final % was 10% guided non-resident and 6% unguided non-resident. All cow tags for residents too I beleive. Outfitter lobby was big.

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Yuck

henry wilkins wrote:

The final % was 10% guided non-resident and 6% unguided non-resident. All cow tags for residents too I beleive. Outfitter lobby was big.

I hope your numbers are correct! The 2% rule ran me off and I decited to not apply in NM ever again, Less money coming into the state from Non resident equals bad news for the DOW.

Did they atleast establish a bonus point system????????????????

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50-50-50

I'm split 50 50, three ways. redneck humor.

Born and raised in the enchanted state, I sorta side with the residents. Now living out of state, I feel for the non's. And after all, the nons supplement the funds a lot more than the res's.

Also, I/we hunt exclusively on FEDERAL national forest land. What does she mean "opportunities for New Mexicans to hunt on their own state land".

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