New Mexico announces possible rule changes for deer and elk
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) is proposing possible hunt rule changes for deer, elk and the elk private lands use system (E-PLUS). In order to discuss these proposed changes and collect public comments, NMDGF is holding four public meetings July 25 through Aug. 6.
According to Ruidoso News, the changes include:
- Splitting the deer archery season into two seasons: one in September, the other in January;
- Adjusting licenses;
- Adding new hunts;
- Increasing elk harvest in certain areas; and
- Establishing criteria to better administer the E-PLUS program.
Meetings will be held July 25 in Roswell, July 26 in Las Cruces, Aug. 1 in Santa Fe and Aug. 2 in Albuquerque.
If you are interested in weighing in on the proposed changes, but cannot attend a meeting, you can email your comments to DGF-Deer-Rules@state.nm.us, DGF-Elk-Rules@state.nm.us or DGF-EPLUS-Rules@state.nm.us.
Click here to review the proposed changes.