New Mexico Deer News
NM Game and Fish seeks comment on big-game hunting rules April 16, 2014 New Mexico, Las Cruces Sun-News
...  a public meeting at 6 p.m. April 22 at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive... Proposed adjustments to the rules are available for public review on the department website ...

Callfornia game poachers convicted in NM wildlife crimes March 28, 2014 New Mexico, ABQJournal 
...  Bauer also pleaded guilty for the illegal take of a bull elk in New Mexico. As part of his plea, Bauer was ordered to return the illegally taken elk mount, a mule deer mount and a Barbary sheep mount to New Mexico.” ...

... U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo lifted a long-standing injunction that had prevented the state Game and Fish Department from allocating licenses to hunt the three species based on residency...

Hunters must apply for draw licenses by March 19 for most animals March 12, 2014 New Mexico, Farmington Daily Times
... "We are lucky as New Mexicans to enjoy cheap hunting because of expensive out-of-state licences. ... A non-New Mexico hunter is paying a large amount of money that goes to conservation and habitat improvement ... and that keeps the resident fees down ...

NMSU graduate helps restore mule deer population March 7, 2014 New Mexico, KTSM News Channel 9
...  It’s no secret the mule deer population in most parts of the West have been experiencing dramatic fluctuations throughout the last 40 years ... New Mexico Game and Fish has implemented a deer management plan to relocate the excess deer from Silver City to other areas where deer populations have declined ... “The collars will notify researchers if the deer hasn’t moved for more than four hours, meaning it may be dead,” ...

Bill would make increase poaching penalties February 7, 2014 New Mexico, Artesia Daily Press
... Poaching the animals would become a fourth-degree felony ...

Silver City, NM Game and Fish begins trapping mule deer in Indian Hills January 30, 2104 New Mexico, Silver City Daily Press
...  Approximately 30 Game and Fish personnel from around the state, assisted by New Mexico State University students and Wildlife Society volunteers, on Tuesday trapped 21 deer, which will be relocated to either the San Francisco River Valley near Alma or the Peloncillo Mountains south of Lordsburg....

... State authorities are investigating whether the New Mexico State Police has a mole leaking word on illegal hunting investigations to game poachers in northern New Mexico...

Silver City, Mule deer being captured and relocated in and around Silver City January 28, 2014 New Mexico, Silver City Sun News ·
... This is the second year the department has removed and relocated mule deer from Silver City and is part of ongoing population-control efforts that include population reduction hunts and trapping and moving deer.... The results of the study could lead to new ways for biologists to restore mule deer herds that are in decline ...

Silver City, NM to trap, relocate mule deer January 28, 2014 New Mexico, Associated Press 
... New Mexico wildlife managers are planning to capture and relocate mule deer from the Silver City area...  Managers are aiming to capture 100 deer... 

State opens trust lands to licensed hunters, anglers January 16, 2014 New Mexico, Santa Fe New Mexican.com
... an easement that opens the state’s trust lands to properly licensed hunters and anglers. In essence, it allows anyone with permission to gain access to land that is typically off limits ... hunting, fishing, hiking and general use access... What is most readily going to change is the hunting ... pronghorns (antelopes), deer and javelinas...

Information Sought In Alamogordo NM Deer Poaching Case December 10, 2013 New Mexico, AmmoLand.com 
... The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the apprehension of an individual or individuals believed to have illegally killed four deer and then dumped the carcasses near Alamogordo.  ... urged to call Operation Game Thief toll-free at 1-800-432-4263.

Mule deer: Nature's ‘pogo stick’ December 9, 2013 New Mexico, The Taos News 
... Their bouncing gait is one of their best-known attributes which is known as “stotting” or “pronking.”  When it stots, a mule deer bounds and lands with all four legs simultaneously... The people of Taos Pueblo honor the mule deer with a detailed oral history and a Deer Dance which gives thanks to the spirit of the deer and occurs on or about Dec. 25 ..

... "We find an average of 100 headless poached trophy animals a year," Field Operations Col. Robert Griego said. "Poachers continue to kill trophy animals solely for their heads, despite increased civil penalties and our efforts at roadblocks and artificial wildlife operations where we catch violators in the act." ...

Officials: Poaching greater threat to deer than drought November 6, 2013 New Mexico, Clovis News Journal
... Game and Fish officials are investigating 22 cases across the state involving elk, deer and antelope carcasses found headless and left to rot ... Buff said the animals are being killed before they have the chance to breed, which prevents the trophy bucks genes from being passed on with the potential to produce future game stock... 

... The NMSU Wildlife Society currently has a $5,000 contract with New Mexico Game and Fish to test tissue samples of deer and elk for chronic wasting disease. Students go out for about 20 weekends to conduct testing on deer and elk for chronic wasting disease... "Some of the deer have tested positive," ...




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New Mexico data: About 80,000 mule deer and 12,000 Coues'  deer in 2013.

Report Poaching:  People can report poaching anonymously to Operation Game Thief at 800-432-GAME or by filling out an online form 

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