New Mexico Hunting News

New Mexico has 19th Confirmed Case of CWD
New Mexico recorded its 19th case of chronic wasting disease in deer in a sick animal found in the Bishop's Cap area of the Organ Mountains.
New Mexico DGF Gets Conviction in Elk Poaching Case
Four men convicted of a variety of elk poaching charges recently were fined $15,000 and assessed $644 court costs in Colfax County Magistrate Court in connection with the killing of four cow elk in December 2006.
New Mexico DGF Purchases Land Along Gila River
Sensitive species and precious aquatic habitat along more than a mile of the Gila River will be better protected with the recent purchase of 168 acres through a partnership between the State Game Commission and The Nature Conservancy
NRA Holds Annual Youth Hunter Education Challenge
NRA's 22nd annual International Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) will be held July 23-27 at the NRA Whittington Center near Raton, N.M.
New Mexico Limits Access During Elk Calving Season
Public access to designated areas of the 20,400-acre Edward Sargent Wildlife Management Area near Chama will be limited to foot traffic only for fishing and hiking May 15 through July 1, 2007, to allow resident elk herds to have their offspring undisturbed.
New Mexico Big Game Applications Due April 7
Hunters who want to participate in New Mexico's 2007-2008 public-land deer, elk, antelope, ibex, javelina and bighorn sheep seasons have until midnight April 7 to apply for licenses and permits in the state drawing system.
New Mexico Men Fined and Jailed for Trespass Hunting
A Guadalupita man caught trespassing and hunting elk without a license was sentenced Monday, Feb. 26, to pay $2,114 in fines and spend 30 days in the Colfax County Detention Center.
New Mexico Looking for Info on Elk Poachers
The Department of Game and Fish is asking the public for help finding the person or persons responsible for poaching two bull elk and dumping their carcasses west of Rio Rancho near Rainbow and Northern Boulevard sometime in the past two weeks.
Increased Cougar Sightings in New Mexico
This winter's heavy snowfall has driven deer and elk to lower elevations than typical during the last decade of drought. Combined with continued residential development in traditional deer and elk wintering grounds, the table is now set for increased sightings of cougars near housing areas.
New Mexico Bear and Cougar Management
The Department of Game and Fish has scheduled public meetings in communities statewide to discuss bear and cougar hunting and management strategies.