New Mexico Hunting News

Turkey Season Closed in New Mexico's Lincoln Nat. Forest
The May 1 closure of the Lincoln National Forest will send spring turkey hunters looking for birds in other areas of the state for the last 10 days of the 2008 season.
Northwest New Mexico Requires Private Apps for Hunting
Private landowners in Game Management Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 4, and 5A in northwestern New Mexico are reminded that they must obtain specially marked application forms for private-land deer hunts on their property.
New Mexico Nets Big Gains From Special Auctions
Big-game conservation efforts in New Mexico picked up an extra $568,000 at recent auctions for special licenses and permits, and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will triple that amount with federal matching funds for habitat restoration and big-game enhancement projects statewide.
New Mexico Working to Reverse Wolf Decline
A recent survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a decline in the population of Mexican wolves found in New Mexico.
New Mexico Investigates Illegal Shooting of Bobcat
The Department of Game and Fish has filed charges alleging an off-duty Department conservation officer was involved in the illegal killing of a bobcat Jan. 25 near Raton.
New Mexico G&F Purchases Lewis Ranch
The Lewis Ranch, 5,280 acres of mixed-grass and shinnery oak prairie in Roosevelt County, has been purchased by the State Game Commission using Governor Bill Richardson's Land Conservation Appropriation.
New Mexico DFG Searching for Elk Poachers
Department of Game and Fish conservation officers are looking for poachers who killed four elk on or about Dec. 8, and then left the animals to rot on a gas well pad in the Santa Fe National Forest near Llaves.
New Mexico DGF Director Charged
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Director Bruce Thompson was charged Monday with hunting deer on private land without permission and illegal possession of a deer.
New Mexico Late Season Cow Elk Tags on Sale Today
A total of 369 cow elk licenses will be available online at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, to hunters who did not draw a license this season.
New Mexico DGF Gets Conviction for Two Antelope Poachers
Calling the offenses "a serial act of terrorism against the people of Colfax and Union counties" a judge sentenced two Texas men who went on a 2006 antelope-killing spree to 90 days in jail and ordered each to pay $10,750 in criminal and civil penalties.