Game agency considers deer hunting reduction

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The state Game and Fish Department is seeking public comment on possible changes in hunting rules, including a proposal to reduce the number of licenses for hunting deer.

Meetings are scheduled Tuesday in Roswell at the agency’s office and Wednesday at the department’s headquarters outside of Santa Fe. Both meetings start at 6 p.m.

The agency is encouraging sportsmen to offer their views on possible rules changes for deer, elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope as well as turkey and migratory game birds for hunting seasons from 2015 through 2019.

The department said it’s considering a reduction in deer hunting licenses because of declining deer populations.

Other proposals include a reduction in sandhill crane hunting permits and the potential for more bighorn sheep ram hunts in northern New Mexico. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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