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APPLICATION STRATEGY 2015: New Mexico sheep and exotics

Not only is New Mexico the Land of Enchantment, but it is also the land of diversity for hunters. New Mexico’s big game animals are known for their diversity. Some of the greatest desert sheep hunting on the planet is found in this state. Rugged and remote terrain make for an extreme adventure for hunting Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Unique to New Mexico is the opportunity to hunt free range exotic species, such as ibex, oryx and Barbary sheep. The deadline to apply for these species is the same as deer, elk and antelope — March 18. This information will help you to decide if you would like to consider these species, and also develop a plan for applying in New Mexico in 2015. The online application can be found here. Find more details for particular species on our New Mexico state profile continue reading...