New Mexico wildlife commission left without enough members

147 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A key state commission that guides New Mexico’s wildlife agency and oversees a multimillion-dollar budget that includes conservation, hunting and fishing programs won’t be able to conduct any business until the governor fills at least one of four outstanding vacancies.

Historic capture of Mexican gray wolf in New Mexico

98 Views   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.

Fire closes NM Highway 434 near Mora

125 Views   MORA COUNTY, N.M. — The Mora County Sheriff’s Office closed a stretch of New Mexico Highway 434, just north of Mora, due to a fire reported Tuesday afternoon.

One anonymous tip leads to multiple poaching convictions

266 Views   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.

Trapping ban now in effect on public lands in New Mexico

527 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.

PNM starts work on bird protection project

241 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – PNM will be removing a power line in the South Valley to better protect wildlife in the area. The line along the boundary of the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in the South Valley is unused right now.