ESPN Outdoors 2005-2006 Whitetail Forecast

New Mexico Population Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive


 These figures are from the 2003/2004 hunting season ...

Bow harvest: ~ 600 deer.

Muzzleloader harvest: ~ 1,200 deer.

Firearm harvest: ~ 6,800 deer.

[Total Deer Harvest:  8,600]

Number of licensed deer hunters: Statewide for all sporting arms types: ~ 41,400 hunters.

Deer hunter success rates: Statewide for all sporting arms types: ~ 20.9 percent.

Number of bowhunters: ~ 4,400.

Bowhunter success rates: ~ 14 percent.

Number of muzzleloader hunters: ~ 5,100.

Muzzleloader success rates: ~ 24 percent.

Number of firearm hunters: ~ 32,100.

Firearm success rates: ~ 21 percent.

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