New Mexico Hunting News

3 New Mexico Deer Test Positive for CWD
Three deer in southern New Mexico have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, bringing the total number of confirmed CWD-infected deer in the state to 15 since the first infected deer was discovered in 2002.
Raffle Raises $30,000 for Bighorn Research
A $20 raffle ticket won a hunt of a lifetime for Normand Berube of Scarborough, Maine, and raised almost $30,000 for bighorn sheep research and management efforts in New Mexico.
Cattle-Killing Mexican Wolf Shot
A Mexican wolf that was involved in at least three livestock killings in the past year was shot and killed May 28 by a member of the wolf recovery team.
Mexican Wolf Review Comment Period Reopened
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period for the Mexican Wolf Blue Range Reintroduction Project 5-Year Review to make certain that interested parties have an additional opportunity for input in this critical public process.
New Harvest Reporting System Proposed to Start this Year
All New Mexico deer and elk hunters, trappers and furbearer hunters will be able to increase their participation in the management and conservation of their game species beginning this year, when the Department of Game and Fish initiates the New Mexico Hunter-Trapper Reporting System.
Roadblocks Target Wildlife Violators
Longer days and warm temperatures signal the arrival of spring, and with it comes the amorous call of New Mexico's wild turkeys as they begin their breeding season. For officers with the Department of Game and Fish, springtime is time to conduct roadblocks, visit with hunters and check licenses.
Big Game Applications Deadline
Hunters who want to participate in New Mexico's 2006-2007 public-land deer, elk, antelope, ibex, javelina and bighorn sheep seasons have until midnight April 8 to apply for licenses in the state drawing system.
$1000 Offered for Information about Release of Domestic Elk
The Department of Game and Fish is offering a $1,000 reward for information about eight domestic elk that were illegally released into the wild south of Clayton. The elk, discovered in mid-February, were euthanized due to concerns the animals may have been exposed to wildlife diseases.
Hunter Pays $95,000 in Auction for Elk License
A license to hunt trophy elk in New Mexico sold for a record $95,000 at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's annual “Elk Camp” Feb. 25 in Reno , Nev.
Bighorn & Deer Licenses Set Records at Auctions
Hunters paid record prices for New Mexico big game hunting licenses last week during national conventions of the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep and the Mule Deer Foundation, the Department of Game and Fish reported.