New Mexico Hunting News

New Mexico Man Fined $10,000 for Poaching
A southeastern New Mexico man convicted of poaching a trophy mule deer in 2007 has been ordered to pay $10,000 in civil penalties to reimburse the state for the loss of a valuable game animal.
New Mexico Big Game Drawing Results Available June 9th
Hunters who applied for New Mexico 2010-2011 deer, elk, antelope, ibex, javelina, bighorn sheep and Barbary sheep licenses can see if they made the drawing "lucky list" Wednesday, June 9, on the Department of Game and Fish website.
New Mexico Desert Bighorn May be Delisted
Desert bighorn sheep, once one of New Mexico's most imperiled native wildlife species, have met the requirements for removal from the state endangered species list. The Department of Game and Fish has started an investigation into delisting the species and is accepting public comments before a proposal is submitted to the State Game Commission.
New Mexico GC Considers Hunting Rule Changes June 3rd
The State Game Commission will consider establishing new rules for the 2011-2014 hunting seasons for turkey, upland game and javelina, and discuss proposals and public comments about the 2011-2014 elk, bighorn sheep, exotic species and waterfowl seasons at its meeting June 3 in Gallup.
150,000 Apply for New Mexico Big Game Draw
The Department of Game and Fish received about 150,000 applications for 62,475 licenses in this year's drawing for deer, elk, antelope, ibex, javelina, bighorn and Barbary sheep hunts. Many applicants swarmed the Department Web site April 7, pushing the deadline all the way to the 5 p.m. cutoff.
New Mexico Turkey Hunters Issued Two Tags With License
Beginning this year, hunters will be issued two tags with their spring turkey license, unlike previous years when hunters had to purchase a second tag.
Deadline Approaching for New Mexico Big Game Hunting
Wednesday, April 7, is the deadline for hunters to apply for 2010-2011 deer, elk, antelope, ibex, javelina, Barbary sheep and bighorn sheep hunting opportunities allotted by draw in New Mexico.
New Mexico Traps and Moves Herd of Antelope
Fifty-one pronghorn antelope recently were trapped and successfully relocated to ranches north of Roswell, the Department of Game and Fish announced. The animals came off a farm where they were eating cultivated crops.
Info Sought on Poached Elk in New Mexico
The Department of Game and Fish is offering a reward for information leading to the conviction of a poacher who killed a bull elk and left it to rot in a field near Grants.
New Mexico Releases Wolf in Gila Wilderness
Wild-born Mexican wolf No. 1154 was released at an approved site in the Gila Wilderness on Sunday Jan. 10.