Turkey Hunting News

Exotic Newcastle Quarantine Impacts Turkey Hunters
The U.S. Department of Agriculture/APHIS and the New Mexico Livestock Board have activated quarantine restrictions on all birds in Otero, Luna and Dona Ana counties, as well as El Paso and Hudspeth counties in Texas, due to exotic Newcastle disease. The quarantine took effect April 10, 2003, although no cases of exotic Newcastle disease have been found in New Mexico. Turkey hunters, falconers and all bird owners are expected to abide by this quarantine.
Agents Nab Turkey Baiter
Enforcement Agents from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries apprehended a Jena man on April 12, for allegedly hunting turkeys illegally on Highland Hunting Club in Catahoula Parish.