Game & Fish

Monsoon rain could impact hunting season in New Mexico

188 Views   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

144 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

431 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

166 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

182 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

168 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