New Mexico Hunting News

Barbary Sheep Poachers Caught in New Mexico
A carcass tag that didn't match the time of the license-sale led to charges of hunting without a license and illegal possession of a Barbary sheep in an alleged poaching incident near Logan.
New Mexico Antelope Relocation
The Department of Game and Fish is soliciting public input on the proposed trapping and subsequent transplanting of pronghorn antelope to several locations in southeastern New Mexico.
New Mexico May Transplant Bighorn Sheep
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will meet Dec. 14 with landowners and others in the Dry Cimarron area of northeastern New Mexico to discuss a proposal to transplant Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep to Dry Cimarron Canyon during the summer of 2007.
New Mexico Woman Gets 9 Years in Illegal Hunting Case
A former Catron County outfitter was sentenced to serve nine years in jail Wednesday after she pleaded guilty to racketeering and fraud in connection with an illegal hunting operation.
New Mexico Late Season Archery Hunts Available
Bow hunters who did not draw a license or permit for deer and elk hunts this season will have another chance beginning Oct. 17, when the Department of Game and Fish will make 405 late-season archery elk licenses and 349 deer permits available online and over-the-counter at Department offices in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Raton, Roswell and Las Cruces.
New Mexico Game Commission to Set Rules for 2007-2009
The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Sept. 28-29 in Tucumcari to adopt new big-game hunting and trapping rules for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons, and to consider higher civil penalties for poaching.
Chronic Wasting Disease Control Area Expanded in Southern New Mexico
Deer and elk hunters will be required again this fall and winter to observe rules regarding the removal of game animal parts from a 400 square-mile area of the Sacramento Mountains in southern New Mexico as the Department of Game and Fish continues efforts to control the spread of chronic wasting disease.
Meeting to Address Proposed Hunting Rules in New Mexico
Northern New Mexicans will have a chance to make suggestions and comments about proposed changes to the state's big-game hunting and trapping rules at a special public meeting Aug. 31 in Abiquiu.
Leftover Permits Available for Deer, Elk Hunts in New Mexico
Almost 4,000 New Mexico public-land deer hunting permits and 55 elk permits left over from the 2006-2007 drawing will be available beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 15 -- only on the Department of Game and Fish Web site.
Poacher to Pay $2500 for Killing Three New Mexico Deer
A Las Cruces man who pleaded guilty to poaching three deer in the Organ Mountains will pay almost $2,500 in fines and civil penalties.