This is Interesting…
EDIT – I just found out that this isn’t new it is just a clarification of the rule I guess you can’t hunt ANYTHING on a WMA unless you have a valid tag… and then if you have a valid tag and you see a coyote then you can whack it… but you need a tag for something on the WMA… You can’t even hunt small game… Hmm… We need some input on this..
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Rachel Shockley, (505) 476-8071; cell: (505) 470-6832
Public contact: (888) 248-6866
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 28, 2014:
NONGAME HUNTING AND COYOTE-KILLING CONTESTS ARE PROHIBITED ON WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS
ALBUQUERQUE– The New Mexico State Game Commission prohibits coyote-killing contests and the hunting of nongame species, including rabbits, prairie dogs or coyotes on its Wildlife Management Areas. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish manages New Mexico’s Wildlife Management Area system and promotes wildlife conservation throughout the state.
Only one Wildlife Management Area, Water Canyon, allows hunting for nongame species as a management tool for the non-native Himalayan tahr, a large ungulate related to the wild goat.
Commission-owned properties such as Edward Sargent, Heart Bar, Lake Roberts, Pecos Canyon properties and the Rio Chama, provide wildlife safe places during crucial breeding and wintering times. They also give visitors opportunities to access some of the most beautiful and wild places in New Mexico. Visitors to these areas must abide by all restrictions and posted notices.