Monthly Archives: June 2014

Left Over Tag List

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Leftover tag list

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Rachel Shockley, (505) 476-8071; cell: (505) 470-6832
Public contact: (888) 248-6866
rachel.shockley@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 16, 2014:

LEFTOVER DEER, JAVELINA LICENSES GO ON SALE ONLINE AT 10 A.M. JUNE 25

SANTA FE – Thousands of leftover deer and javelina draw licenses will go on sale online at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 25. To purchase a license, customers will need to log in to their Online License System account at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

Licenses will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis to New Mexico residents only for the first 24 hours. The sale will be opened to everyone, regardless of residency, at 10 a.m. June 26.

Hunters are strongly encouraged to purchase either a Game Hunting or a Game Hunting and Fishing license in advance because popular licenses often sell out quickly. A person without a Game Hunting or a Game Hunting and Fishing license will be required to purchase one before purchasing a leftover deer or javelina license.

All purchases will be audited to verify the customer’s eligibility. After being verified for eligibility, licenses will be awarded to hunters and will be available to print and view within a few days of purchase.

Hunters planning to purchase a leftover license also must have completed all mandatory 2013-2014 harvest reporting requirements or their purchase will be rejected in the post-sale audit. The license fee, but not the application fee will be refunded on rejected purchases.

Licenses can be printed from any computer by logging in to an account and selecting “My Purchases” in the main menu.

For more information about the leftover license sale, hunting in New Mexico, or for help logging in, please call us at (888) 248-6866. Leftover licenses will not be sold over the phone.

Available licenses:

Leftover licenses

Category: General

Comments Off on Gila Travel Manangement Plan – The Details

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About 10 years ago President Bush ordered that Travel Management Plans be created for all National Forests.  Basically, ID the Road/Trails, Document the Roads/Trails and then Maintain the Roads/Trails.  Last week the plan for the Gila came out. I will be honest in saying that no matter what happened someone was going to be complaining and that there will be quite a bit of litigation before everything is said and done.  Overall, I think it is a pretty good compromise.  There are some good things and there are some things that aren’t so great but I will let you form your own decision.
Here are some highlights from the Sun News.

• Approximately 96 percent of non-wilderness lands will be within two miles of an open road, about 99 percent within three miles.

• The decision establishes a designated system of roads, trails, and other areas for motorized vehicle use.

• The decision keeps open 3,334 miles of road, increases motorized trail opportunities from 16 to 179 miles and maintains a three-acre area for motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle use. The 908 miles of roads closed are generally .5 to 1 mile in length. All closed roads will be accessible for emergency response.

• 3.3 million acres of forest remain open to all users. Users can go anywhere in the forest if on foot, horseback, or canoe. Only the use of motorized travel is restricted to the designated open travel routes.

• Hunters are allowed to drive up to 300 feet from either side of roads designated with a corridor to retrieve their big game.

• Camping continues with 1,316 miles of designated motorized dispersed camping corridors and 36 areas.

• Fuel wood cutters can use their motorized vehicle within designated cutting areas to gather their fuel wood.

Here is a link to the actual plan click here

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Recent Gila Fire History

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People are always asking for burn areas in the Gila because they tend to be really good habitat…

Here is an cool picture…

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