New Mexico Now Requires Cougar Identification Course for Hunters
Beginning April 1, New Mexico will require all cougar hunters to successfully complete the Department of Game and Fish online cougar identification class before hunting cougars.
The mandatory course is designed to help hunters distinguish between female and male cougars, with a goal of reducing the female cougar harvest. Cougar licenses can be purchased over the counter at Department offices or license vendors, or online at www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Licenses for the 2011-12 season are valid only with possession of a valid cougar identification course number, available upon successful completion of the online course.
For more information about the cougar identification course and cougar hunting in New Mexico, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us, or call (505) 476-8038.