NM agency proposes antelope hunting changes

Oct 3, 2012

The Game and Fish Department is seeking public comments on proposed licensing changes for antelope hunting in New Mexico.

The State Game Commission is expected to consider the issue at a meeting Nov. 1 in Raton.

The department is holding meetings across the state to hear from sportsmen on establishing a licensing system for antelope hunting in parts of the state similar to that for deer hunting.

A drawing would be held for public land hunts. Licenses could be purchased over-the-counter to hunt on private lands and hunters would arrange access from the landowner.

Meetings are scheduled in Albuquerque on Thursday, Raton on Oct. 10, Taos on Oct. 11, Roswell on Oct. 17 and Carrizozo on Oct. 18. Hearings have been held in Las Cruces and Datil.