New Mexico Hunting News

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 10 Men in Big Game Poaching Case
A federal grand jury indicted 10 men Wednesday, April 13, for 15 alleged violations of federal wildlife laws and federal conspiracy laws, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday.
State Commission to Meet in Albuquerque
The Commission will consider amending the bag limit for deer from one-forked antler deer or larger to one 3X3 buck deer with at least 3 visible points on each side. The amendment is proposed to address population declines and drought impacts on deer.
Outdoor Expo Draws 1,500 Enthusiasts
A total of 1,500 participants took part in New Mexico Outdoor EXPO May 15-16, learning new outdoor skills or polishing old ones. The most popular events were .22 rifle, archery and rock climbing, Other events include shotgun, muzzleloader and casting.
Game Commission Approves Wolf Memorandum
The State Game Commission agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, or – The State Game Commission agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, to actively participate with the various cooperators in the reintroduction and recovery of the Mexican gray wolf in the Southwest.
Iraq Emergency Vets May Receive Free Hunting Licenses
The active duty assignment must have required travel beyond New Mexico's borders and is valid for one year only. "Since the law is not clear about restricting this to reserve and National Guard members, we will provide this benefit to members of the military active duty as well, as long as they meet New Mexico residency requirements," said Block.
Operation Game Thief Offers $1,000 Reward
Operation Game Thief is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of a group of deer poachers in the Encino area.
Two Men Pay $3,500 for Elk Poaching
Two Las Vegas, N.M., men pleaded no contest to illegal killing and illegal possession of two elk March 3 in Mora County Magistrate Court, the result of a trespass complaint on a ranch near Ocate.
Elk Tag Brings $90,000 at RMEF Convention
The bidding was fast and furious during the auction for New Mexico's elk tag Feb. 21 at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's annual convention in Reno, Nev. Starting at $35,000, the bidding brought a roar from the crowd when it topped $60,000 and kept climbing.
Jump Starting the Turkey Population
It may not be Thanksgiving, but 61 Merriam's turkeys found new homes across New Mexico in early February during a trap and transplant operation by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
Mule Deer Raffle Tickets On Sale
The Mule Deer Foundation's San Juan chapter now is selling raffle tickets for one New Mexico mule deer license authorization. Tickets cost $20 and may be purchased by calling (505) 793-8476.