Game & Fish

Trapping ban now in effect on public lands in New Mexico

115 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It is now illegal to use wildlife traps, snares and poison on public lands across New Mexico under a ban that took effect Friday. New Mexico joined a handful of Western states that have limited trapping on public lands.

New Mexico hunting season in full swing

39 Views   New Mexico Game & Fish said there was a 20% increase in permit seekers this season compared to previous. SANTA FE, N.M. — Hunting season is in full swing in the Land of Enchantment. A spokesperson with New Mexico Game & Fish division said they’ve seen an increase in people

Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Officer Charged with Animal Cruelty

49 Views   An off-duty Jicarilla Apache game and fish officer has been charged with extreme animal cruelty after he decapitated a kitten in his family’s bathroom sink. 40-year-old Joseph Weaver was arrested by Bloomfield police after police were called to his home in the 1100 block of Mountain View for

New Mexico agencies boost access ahead of hunting season

47 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico land and wildlife managers say they have finished work that will result in more access to state trust land for licensed hunters. The Land Office and the Game and Fish Department made the announcement in time for the start of the deer