Off-Road Vehicle Use Prohibited in Four Counties on BLM Land

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It is unlawful to drive off of an established road for any purpose on Bureau of Land Management property in Do–a Ana, Luna, Hidalgo and Grant counties. Although the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish allows sportsmen to drive off road to retrieve downed game, off-road vehicle travel for any purpose is prohibited on BLM lands in those counties, said Bureau of Land Management law enforcement officer, Jeff Adams.

Many people do not realize it is unlawful to drive off-road to retrieve downed game in these counties, he said. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Rules and Information booklets do not supercede the Code of Federal Regulation. Anyone found driving off-road on BLM lands in Do–a Ana, Luna, Hidalgo or Grant counties will be issued a citation and fined $150.