Game & Fish

Las Cruces 5th grader sees bill signed into law

74 Views  Â Braden McIntosh, a Las Cruces fifth-grader, hopes more youth will benefit from programs through the Department of Game and Fish. His bill, SB392, was signed into law by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. Braden, his mother Jaylene, and his sister Adaline talk with KC Counts about the homework assignment

New Mexico Game and Fish clarifies ‘bear hugger’ job opportunity

68 Views  Â NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish wants to clarify a social media job post they made earlier this month. The department’s post, looking for “professional bear huggers,” gained a lot of popularity. The department wants to clarify the position is actually for conservation officers.

Historic capture of Mexican gray wolf in New Mexico

98 Views  Â No Mexican gray wolf has traveled as far north and east since the wolf was reintroduced in 1998 The New Mexico Department Game and Fish captured a female Mexican gray wolf they said had never been there before. The wolf known as Asha was captured in northern New Mexico.

Monsoon rain could impact hunting season in New Mexico

276 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE — Hunting season is right around the corner in New Mexico, but with the recent historic fire season and monsoons that have swept the state, flood risks and other concerns could potentially impact this year’s hunting season.  A meteorologist from the National Weather Service expressed reasons for

One anonymous tip leads to multiple poaching convictions

266 Views  Â Thanks to a tip from a local resident and the efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies, three individuals have been convicted on a total of 20 charges related to the illegal killing of elk on the Cross D Ranch near Mayhill, New Mexico.

Teen given award for making fishing easier for people with disabilities

473 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque teen is being recognized for creating a device that helps disabled people fish. Ben Allen loves to fish, but he’s recently learned some people have a difficult time rigging, casting and reeling in a line because of disabilities.

Trapping ban now in effect on public lands in New Mexico

527 Views  Â 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.