New Mexico 2011-12 Big Game Hunting & Trapping Rules Now Available

New Mexico 2011-12 Big Game Hunting & Trapping Rules Now Available Online

New Mexico Game and Fish
New Mexico Game and Fish

SANTA FE, NM --(Ammoland.com)- The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has just published the new Big Game and Trapper Rules and Information Booklet for 2011-2012.

It is available online now at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

Printed versions will be available by Jan. 1 at license vendors across the state and any of the Department’s five offices.

New information for the 2011-2012 hunting season includes:

  • Feb. 2 is the deadline to apply for oryx draw licenses, oryx population management hunts, bear WMA permits and turkey draw permits.
  • March 28 is the deadline to apply for public deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, ibex, Barbary sheep, javelina, bighorn sheep draw licenses and all population management hunts except oryx.
  • Application fees have been reduced to $8 for residents and $20 for nonresidents.
  • All Antelope Management Units (AMUs) have been replaced with Game Management Units (GMUs).
  • Hunts for bighorn ewes (females) will be held in the Latir Mountains.
  • Legal shooting hours have been increased to 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset for all big game and turkey hunts.

Online applications will be available after Jan. 5.

New Mexico 2011 2012 Hunting & Trapping Rules

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