TITLE 19             NATURAL RESOURCES AND WILDLIFE

CHAPTER 31     HUNTING AND FISHING

PART 15               PRONGHORN ANTELOPE

 

19.31.15.1             ISSUING AGENCY:  New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

[19.31.15.1 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.15.1 NMAC, 4-1-11]

 

19.31.15.2             SCOPE:  Sportspersons interested in pronghorn antelope hunting and management.  Additional requirements may be found in Chapter 17, NMSA 1978, and Chapters 30, 31, 32 and 33 of Title 19.

[19.31.15.2 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.15.2 NMAC, 4-1-11]

 

19.31.15.3             STATUTORY AUTHORITY:  17-1-14 and 17-1-26 NMSA 1978 provide that the New Mexico state game commission has the authority to establish rules and regulations that it may deem necessary to carry out the purpose of Chapter 17 NMSA 1978 and all other acts pertaining to protected mammals, birds, and fish.

[19.31.15.3 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.15.3 NMAC, 4-1-11]

 

19.31.15.4             DURATION:  April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2015.

[19.31.15.4 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.15.4 NMAC, 4-1-11]

 

19.31.15.5             EFFECTIVE DATE:  April 1, 2011, unless a later date is cited at the end of individual sections.

[19.31.15.5 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.15.5 NMAC, 4-1-11]

 

19.31.15.6             OBJECTIVE:  Establishing open hunting seasons and regulation, rules, and procedures governing the distribution and issuance of pronghorn antelope authorizations and licenses by the department.

[19.31.15.6 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.15.6 NMAC, 4-1-11]

 

19.31.15.7             DEFINITIONS:

                A.            “Antelope private land use system” or “A-PLUS” shall mean the program in which the director may issue authorization certificates or numbers to private lands whose owners, manager, or lessees sign and return a hunting agreement with the department.

                B.            “Arrows” shall mean only those arrows or bolts having broadheads with steel cutting edges.

                C.            “Baiting” shall mean the placing, exposing, depositing, distributing, or scattering of any salt, grain, scent or other feed on or over areas where hunters are attempting to take pronghorn antelope.

                D.            “Bow” shall mean compound, recurve, or long bow.  Sights on bows shall not project light nor magnify.

                E.            “Crossbows” shall mean a device with a bow limb or band of flexible material that is attached horizontally to a stock and has a mechanism to hold the string in a cocked position.  Sights on crossbows shall not project light nor magnify.

                F.            “Department” shall mean the New Mexico department of game and fish.

                G.            “Director” shall mean the director of the New Mexico department of game and fish.

                H.            “ES” or “either sex” shall mean any one pronghorn antelope.

                I.             “Entry permit” shall entitle the holder of a valid official license to hunt where hunter numbers are limited by rule.

                J.             “F-IM” or “female or immature pronghorn antelope” shall mean a pronghorn antelope without horns or with both horns shorter than its ears.

                K.            “Game management unit” or “GMU” shall mean those areas as described in the state game commission’s rule 19.30.4 NMAC Boundary Descriptions for Wildlife Management Areas.

                L.            “License” shall mean a valid official document that is issued or approved by the director that each person hunting pronghorn antelope in New Mexico must have or obtain prior to hunting.

                M.           “License year” shall mean the period from April 1 through March 31.

                N.            “MB” or “mature buck pronghorn antelope” shall mean a pronghorn antelope with at least one horn longer than its ears.

                O.            “Modern firearms” shall mean center-fire firearms, not to include any fully automatic firearms.  Legal shotguns shall be only those shotguns capable of being fired from the shoulder.

                P.            “Muzzle-loader” or “muzzle-loading firearms” shall mean those rifles and shotguns in which the charge and projectile are loaded through the muzzle.  Only black powder, pyrodex or equivalent black powder substitute may be used.  Use of smokeless powder is prohibited.  Legal muzzle-loader shotguns shall be only those shotguns capable of being fired from the shoulder.

                Q.            “Private land authorization certificate or number” shall mean a valid official document that entitles a person to purchase a pronghorn antelope hunting license for specific season dates, weapon types, bag limits, and hunt areas.

                R.            “TBD” or “to be determined” shall mean the details of hunt dates, license numbers, or hunt areas will be determined by the department.

                S.             “Unlimited” shall mean there is no set limit on the number of permits or licenses established for the described hunt areas.

                T.            “Wildlife management areas” or “WMAs” shall mean those areas as described in the state game commission’s rule 19.30.4 NMAC Boundary Descriptions for Wildlife Management Areas.

                U.            “Mentor/youth only hunts” or “M/YO” shall be open and available for any one adult (18 years and older) and up to three youth applicants (under 18 years as of opening day of the hunt).  Youth applicants for any mentor/youth only firearm hunts must provide hunter education certificate number on application.

[19.31.15.7 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.15.7 NMAC, 4-1-11]

 

19.31.15.8             ADJUSTMENT OF LICENSES, PERMITS, AUTHORIZATIONS, AND HARVEST LIMITS:  The director, with the verbal concurrence of the chairman or his designee, may adjust the number of licenses, permits, or authorization certificates for pronghorn antelope up or down to address significant changes in population levels or to address critical department management needs.  This adjustment may be applied to any or all of the specific hunt codes for pronghorn antelope.  The director, with verbal concurrence of the chairman, may consider requests by private landowners for alternative season dates or weapon types to accommodate providing special pronghorn hunting opportunities to children suffering from terminal illnesses or disease on a case by case basis.  The director may change or cancel any hunts on military lands to accommodate closures on those lands; provided the subsequent hunts have the same season length and bag limit as assigned on original hunt code.

[19.31.15.8 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.15.8 NMAC, 4-1-11]

 

19.31.15.9             PRONGHORN ANTELOPE LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS:

                A.            One license per pronghorn antelope per year:  It shall be unlawful for anyone to hold more than one permit or license for pronghorn antelope during a current license year unless otherwise allowed by rule.

                B.            Validity of license or permit:  All pronghorn antelope licenses or authorizations shall be valid only for the specified dates, eligibility requirements or restrictions, legal sporting arms, bag limit and area specified by the hunt code printed on the permit, license, or carcass tag.  In GMUs where ranch assignments are made, the license shall be valid only on the assigned ranch.

                C.            Mobility impaired (MI) hunts:  It shall be unlawful for anyone to apply for mobility impaired pronghorn antelope license, except as allowed by 19.31.3.11 NMAC.

                D.            Youth only (YO) hunts:  It shall be unlawful for anyone to apply for a youth only pronghorn antelope license, except as allowed by 19.31.3.11 NMAC.

                E.            Military only hunts (MO):  It shall be unlawful for anyone to apply for a military only pronghorn antelope license, except as allowed by 19.31.3.11 NMAC.

                F.            Mentor/youth only hunts (M/YO):  It shall be unlawful for anyone to apply for a mentor/youth only license, except as allowed by 19.31.3.11 NMAC.

[19.31.15.9 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.15.9 NMAC, 4-1-11]

 

19.31.15.10          PRONGHORN ANTELOPE MANNER AND METHOD REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS:

                A.            Seasons and hours: Pronghorn antelope may only be hunted or taken during open seasons and only during the period from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

                B.            Bag limit: It is unlawful for any person to hunt for or take more than one pronghorn antelope during a current license year unless otherwise provided by regulation.

                C.            [RESERVED]

                D.            Seizure: Any conservation officer or other officer authorized to enforce game laws and regulations shall seize the carcasses of pronghorn antelope that are improperly notched.

                E.            Proof of sex of pronghorn antelope: It shall be unlawful for anyone to transport or possess the carcass of any pronghorn antelope without proof of sex until the carcass arrives at a residence, taxidermist, meat processing facility, or place of final storage. The horns of any buck pronghorn antelope taken shall remain attached to the skull. The scalp and both ears of females or immature males of pronghorn antelope shall accompany the carcass in the same manner.

                F.            Use of dogs in hunting: It shall be unlawful to use dogs to hunt pronghorn antelope, except leashed dogs may be used to locate wounded or dead pronghorn antelope. Hunters must register with the appropriate department area office for the region they will be hunting before their hunt begins to use a dog in this manner.

                G.            Use of baits or scents: It shall be unlawful for anyone to take or attempt to take any pronghorn antelope by use of baits or scents. Scent masking agents on one's person are allowed.

                H.            Live animals: It shall be unlawful to use live animals as a blind or decoy in taking or attempting to take any pronghorn antelope.

                I.             Use of calling devices: It shall be unlawful to use any electrically or mechanically recorded calling device in taking or attempting to take any pronghorn antelope.

                J.             Killing out-of-season: It shall be unlawful to kill any pronghorn antelope out of their respective hunting seasons.

                K.            Legal weapon types for pronghorn antelope are as follows: any center-fire rifle; any center-fire handgun; shotguns not smaller than 28 gauge firing a single slug; muzzle-loading rifles bows and arrows; and crossbows and bolts.

                L.            Areas closed to pronghorn antelope hunting: The following areas shall remain closed to pronghorn antelope hunting, except as permitted by regulation: Sugarite canyon state park; portion of the wild rivers recreation area: an area bounded on the north by the power line from Bear crossing to Red River hatchery, south along the Red river to the confluence of the Rio Grande and north along the Rio Grande to the power lines at Bear crossing is closed to all hunting; including the Taos valley overlook; all wildlife management areas, except the following lesser prairie chicken areas: Black hills east and west; Claudell; Crossroads 1-5; Gallina wells 1, 1A, 1B, and 2-6; Liberty; Marshall; Milnesand; north, south, and east Bluit; Wayside; Antelope flats; Bledsoe; Little Dipper; Pitchfork; Ranger lake; and Sandhills prairie conservation area; the Valle Vidal area; and sub-unit 6B (Valles Caldera national preserve).

[19.31.15.10 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.15.10 NMAC, 4-1-11; A, 3-29-13]

 

19.31.15.11          PRONGHORN ANTELOPE POPULATION MANAGEMENT HUNTS:

                A.            The director or his designee may authorize population management hunts for pronghorn antelope when justified in writing by department personnel.

                B.            The director or his designee shall designate the sporting arms, season dates, season lengths, bag limits, hunt boundaries, specific requirements or restrictions, and number of licenses or permits. No qualifying license holder shall take more than one pronghorn antelope per license year.

                C.            Applications must be submitted by the deadline date set by the department.

                D.            Applications for licenses may be rejected, and fees returned to an applicant, if such applications are not on the proper form or do not supply adequate information.

                E.            In the event that an applicant is not able to hunt on the dates specified, the applicant’s name shall be moved to the bottom of the list and another applicant may be contacted for the hunt.

                F.            In those instances where a population management hunt is warranted on deeded private lands, the landowner may suggest eligible hunters of their choice by submitting a list of prospective hunter’s names to the department for licensing consideration. No more than one-half of the total number of licenses authorized shall be available to landowner identified hunters. The balance of prospective hunters shall be identified by the department.

[19.31.15.11 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.15.11 NMAC, 4-1-11; A, 3-29-13]

 

19.31.15.12          HARVEST REPORTING:  [RESERVED]

 

19.31.15.13          PRONGHORN ANTELOPE HUNTING SEASONS FOR PUBLIC DRAW LICENSES:  Numbers of licenses are evaluated annually based upon population dynamics, weather conditions, sustainable harvest, and department management objectives.  Values listed are ‘up to’ or the upper limit of available licenses under current conditions.  Pursuant to 19.31.15.8 NMAC, these may be modified as needed.

                A.            Pronghorn antelope hunts for any legal sporting arms, listing the open GMUs, hunt dates, hunt code and bag limit for the 2011-12 through the 2014-15 hunt seasons shall be as indicated below.  Licenses and authorizations shall be issued pursuant to 19.30.12.9 NMAC.

open GMUs

2011-2012

hunt dates

2012-2013

hunt dates

2013-2014

hunt dates

2014-2015

hunt dates

hunt code

lic.

bag limit

2

10/1-10/3

10/6-10/8

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-100

5

MB

7, 9, 12, 13

10/1-10/3

10/6-10/8

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-101

80

MB

8, 14, 43 (west of Hwy. 3)

9/10-9/12

9/8-9/10

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-102

15

MB

15

 

 

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-167

50

MB

16

10/1-10/3

10/6-10/8

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-103

80

MB

17

10/1-10/3

10/6-10/8

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-104

40

MB

20

10/1-10/3

10/6-10/8

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-105

45

MB

21

10/1-10/3

10/6-10/8

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-106

20

MB

23

10/1-10/3

10/6-10/8

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-107

30

MB

24

10/1-10/3

10/6-10/8

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-108

10

MB

25

10/1-10/3

10/6-10/8

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-109

10

MB

26

10/1-10/3

10/6-10/8

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-110

10

MB

27

10/1-10/3

10/6-10/8

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-111

10

MB

31

9/10-9/12

9/8-9/10

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-112

90

MB

31:  YO

9/17-9/19

9/15-9/17

9/14-9/16

9/13-9/15

ANT-1-113

10

F-IM

32, 33

9/10-9/12

9/8-9/10

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-114

200

MB

32, 33:  YO

9/17-9/19

9/15-9/17

9/14-9/16

9/13-9/15

ANT-1-115

10

F-IM

portions of 32

12/1-12/15

12/1-12/15

12/1-12/15

12/1-12/15

ANT-1-116

30

F-IM

18, 36, 37, 38

9/10-9/12

9/8-9/10

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-117

200

MB

18, 36, 37, 38:  YO

9/17-9/19

9/15-9/17

9/14-9/16

9/13-9/15

ANT-1-118

40

F-IM

39, 40

9/10-9/12

9/8-9/10

10/5-10/7

10/4-10/6

ANT-1-119

60

MB

39, 40:  YO

9/17-9/19

9/15-9/17

9/14-9/16

9/13-9/15

ANT-1-120

10

F-IM

41, 42, 43 (east of Hwy. 3), 46, 47, 48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59

8/27-8/29

8/25-8/27

8/24-8/26

8/23-8/25

ANT-1-121

500

MB

41, 42, 43 (east of Hwy. 3), 46, 47, 48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59:  YO

8/27-8/29

8/25-8/27

8/24-8/26

8/23-8/25

ANT-1-122

50

ES

41, 42, 43 (east of Hwy. 3), 46, 47, 48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59:  YO

9/3-9/5

9/1-9/3

8/31-9/2

8/30-9/1

ANT-1-123

100

F-IM

                B.            The following hunts will be limited to youth only (YO) hunters.  Licenses issued pursuant to this section shall be valid within the GMU for which they were issued.

open GMUs

2011-2012

hunt dates

2012-2013

hunt dates

2013-2014

hunt dates

2014-2015

hunt dates

hunt code

lic.

bag limit

any legal sporting arms:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-130

1

ES

7, 9, 12, 13:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-131

8

ES

8, 14, 43 (west of Hwy. 3):  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-132

3

ES

15:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-148

5

ES

16:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-133

8

ES

17:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-134

4

ES

20:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-135

5

ES

21:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-136

2

ES

23:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-137

3

ES

24:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-138

1

ES

25:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-139

1

ES

26:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-140

1

ES

27:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-141

1

ES

31:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-142

9

ES

32, 33:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-143

20

ES

portions of 32:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-144

3

ES

18, 36, 37, 38:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-145

20

ES

39, 40:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-146

5

ES

41, 42, 43 (east of Hwy. 3), 46, 47, 48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-1-147

50

ES

muzzleloader rifles and bows only:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-3-149

5

ES

50 (north of Hwy. 64), 52:  YO

11/25-11/27

11/23-11/25

10/26-10/28

10/25-10/27

ANT-3-150

15

ES

                C.            The following hunts will be limited to mobility impaired (MI) hunters.  Licenses issued pursuant to this section shall be valid within the GMU for which they were issued.

open GMUs

2011-2012

hunt dates

2012-2013

hunt dates

2013-2014

hunt dates

2014-2015

hunt dates

hunt code

lic.

bag limit

8

7/30-8/1

7/28-7/30

8/17-8/19

8/16-8/18

ANT-1-155

10

MB

12

7/30-8/1

7/28-7/30

8/17-8/19

8/16-8/18

ANT-1-156

10

MB

13

7/30-8/1

7/28-7/30

8/17-8/19

8/16-8/18

ANT-1-157

10

MB

14, 43 (west of Hwy. 3)

7/30-8/1

7/28-7/30

8/17-8/19

8/16-8/18

ANT-1-158

5

MB

16

7/30-8/1

7/28-7/30

8/17-8/19

8/16-8/18

ANT-1-159

5

MB

17

7/30-8/1

7/28-7/30

8/17-8/19

8/16-8/18

ANT-1-160

5

MB

23

7/30-8/1

7/28-7/30

8/17-8/19

8/16-8/18

ANT-1-161

10

MB

31

7/30-8/1

7/28-7/30

8/17-8/19

8/16-8/18

ANT-1-162

10

MB

32, 33

7/30-8/1

7/28-7/30

8/17-8/19

8/16-8/18

ANT-1-163

15

MB

18, 36, 37, 38

7/30-8/1

7/28-7/30

8/17-8/19

8/16-8/18

ANT-1-164

10

MB

39, 40

7/30-8/1

7/28-7/30

8/17-8/19

8/16-8/18

ANT-1-165

10

MB

41, 42, 43 (east of Hwy. 3), 46, 47, 48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59

7/30-8/1

7/28-7/30

7/27-7/29

7/26-7/28

ANT-1-166

25

MB

                D.            Pronghorn antelope hunts for bows, listing the open GMUs, hunt dates, hunt code and bag limit for the 2011-12 through the 2014-15 hunt seasons shall be as indicated below.  Licenses issued pursuant to this section shall be valid within the GMU for which they were issued.

open GMUs

2011-2012

hunt dates

2012-2013

hunt dates

2013-2014

hunt dates

2014-2015

hunt dates

hunt code

lic.

bag limit

7, 9, 12, 13

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-170

25

MB

8, 14, 43 (west of Hwy. 3)

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-171

5

MB

15

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-172

10

MB

16

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-173

30

MB

17

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-174

30

MB

20

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-175

10

MB

23

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-176

10

MB

25

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-177

10

MB

26

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-178

10

MB

30

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-179

50

MB

31

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-180

75

MB

32, 33

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-181

75

MB

18, 36, 37, 38

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-182

25

MB

39, 40

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

ANT-2-183

10

MB

41, 42, 43 (east of Hwy. 3), 46, 47, 48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59

8/6-8/14

8/4-8/12

8/3-8/11

8/2-8/13

ANT-2-184

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                E.            Pronghorn antelope hunts for legal muzzleloading rifles, crossbows, and bows, listing the hunt dates, open areas or GMUs, hunt code and bag limit for the 2011-12 through the 2014-15 hunt seasons shall be as indicated below.  Licenses and authorizations shall be issued pursuant to 19.30.12.9, NMAC.

open GMUs

2011-2012

hunt dates

2012-2013

hunt dates

2013-2014

hunt dates

2014-2015

hunt dates

hunt code

lic.

bag limit

28:  MO

9/3-9/4

9/1-9/2

8/31-9/1

8/30-8/31

ANT-3-188

10

MB

28

9/3-9/4

9/1-9/2

8/31-9/1

8/30-8/31

ANT-3-189

5

MB

28:  YO

9/3-9/4

9/1-9/2

8/31-9/1

8/30-8/31

ANT-3-190

10

MB

29

9/9-9/12

9/7-9/10

9/6-9/9

9/5-9/8

ANT-3-191

50

MB

29:  M/YO

9/9-9/12

9/7-9/10

9/6-9/9

9/5-9/8

ANT-3-192

10

ES

50 (north of Hwy. 64), 52

8/13-8/16

8/11-8/14

8/10-8/13

8/9-8/12

ANT-3-193

150

MB

50 (north of Hwy. 64), 52:  YO

8/13-8/16

8/11-8/14

8/10-8/13

8/9-8/12

ANT-3-194

25

ES

[19.31.15.13 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.15.13 NMAC, 4-1-11; A, 7-31-12]

 

19.31.15.14          PRONGHORN ANTELOPE HUNTING SEASONS FOR PRIVATE LAND AUTHORIZATIONS; A-PLUS PRONGHORN ANTELOPE HUNTS:  The department may allocate A-PLUS pronghorn antelope authorization certificates or numbers for use on those ranches whose owners, managers, or lessees sign return a hunting agreement with the department.  Private land hunt dates for the 2011-15 hunt seasons for any legal sporting arms shall be any 3 consecutive days within a 15 day period beginning on the start of the public draw license dates as indicated in Subsection A of 19.31.15.13 NMAC.  Hunt seasons for mobility impaired shall be as indicated above in Subsection B of 19.31.15.13 NMAC; bow only seasons shall be as indicated above in Subsection C of 19.31.15.13 NMAC, muzzle loading rifle seasons shall be as indicated above in Subsection D of 19.31.15.13 NMAC.  Private land pronghorn hunts shall be limited to the following eligibility requirements or restrictions, season dates and legal sporting arms.  All private land bow, mobility impaired and youth only hunters must satisfy licensing requirements as stated in 19.31.3 NMAC in order to hunt during the “bow only”, “mobility impaired only” or “youth only” hunt periods.

legal sporting arms

open GMUs or area

2011-2012

hunt dates

2012-2013

hunt dates

2013-2014

hunt dates

2014-2015

hunt dates

bag limit

bows only

7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 25, 26, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43 (west of Hwy. 3)

8/13-8/21

8/11-8/19

8/24-9/1

8/23-8/31

MB

41,42, 43 (east of Hwy. 3), 46, 47, 48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59

8/6-8/14

8/14-8/12

8/3-8/11

8/2-8/13

MB

any legal sporting arms:  MI only

41, 42, 43, 46, 47, 48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59

7/30-8/1

7/28-7/30

7/27-7/29

7/26-7/28

MB

any legal sporting arms:  MI only

8, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 23, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

 

 

8/17-8/19

8/16-8/18

MB

muzzle loading rifles and bows

28

9/3-9/4

9/1-9/2

8/31-9/1

8/30-8/31

MB

29

9/9-9/12

9/7-9/10

9/6-9/9

9/5-9/8

MB

50 (north of Hwy. 64), 52

8/13-8/16

8/11-8/14

8/10-8/13

8/9-8/12

MB

any legal sporting arms, any 3 consecutive days within dates stated

2, 7, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

10/1-10/15

10/6-10/20

10/5-10/20

10/4-10/19

MB

8, 14, 18, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43 (west of Hwy. 3)

9/10-9/24

9/8-9/22

10/5-10/20

10/4-10/19

MB

41, 42, 43 (east of Hwy. 3), 46, 47, 48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59

8/27-9/10

8/25-9/8

8/24-9/08

8/23-9/07

MB

18, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40

9/17-10/1

9/15-9/29

9/14-9/29

9/13-9/28

F-IM

41, 42, 43 (east of Hwy. 3), 46, 47, 48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59

8/27-9/10

8/25-9/8

8/24-12/31

8/23-12/31

F-IM

portions of 32

12/1-12/15

12/1-12/15

12/1-12/15

12/1-12/15

ES

[19.31.15.14 NMAC - N, 4-1-11; A, 7-31-12]

 

HISTORY OF 19.31.15 NMAC:

Pre-NMAC History:  The material in this part was derived from that previously filed with the State Records Center and Archives under:

Regulation No. 482, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Bear, Turkey, Elk, Antelope, Dusky Grouse, Tassel-Eared And Chickaree Squirrel, And Barbary Sheep, filed 5/31/67;

Regulation No. 487, Establishing 1967 Seasons On Javelina And Barbary Sheep, filed 12/15/67;

Regulation No. 489, Establishing Turkey Seasons For The Spring of 1968, filed 3/1/68;

Regulation No. 491, Establishing Big Game Seasons For 1968 For Jicarilla Reservation, filed 3/1/68;

Regulation No. 492, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Bear, Turkey, Elk, Antelope, Dusky Grouse, Tassel-Eared And Chickaree Squirrel, And Barbary Sheep, filed 6/6/68;

Regulation No. 495, Establishing A Season On Bighorn Sheep, filed 10/2/68;

Regulation No. 496, Establishing An Elk Season In The Tres Piedras Area, Elk Area P-6, filed 12/11/68;

Regulation No. 502, Establishing Turkey Seasons For The Spring Of 1969, filed 3/5/69;

Regulation No. 503, Establishing 1969 Deer Seasons For Bowhunting Only And Big Game Seasons For The Jicarilla Indian Reservation, filed 3/5/69;

Regulation 504, Establishing Seasons on Deer, Bear, Turkey, Dusky Grouse, Chickaree And Tassel-Eared Squirrel, And Barbary Sheep, filed 6/4/69;

Regulation No. 507, Establishing A Season On Bighorn Sheep, filed 8/26/69;

Regulation No. 512, Establishing Turkey Season For The Spring Of 1970, filed 2/20/70;

Regulation No. 513, Establishing Deer Season For Bowhunting Only In Sandia State Game Refuge, filed 2/20/70;

Regulation No. 514, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Bear, Turkey, Elk, Antelope, Dusky Grouse, Tassel-Eared And Chickaree Squirrel, Barbary Sheep And Bighorn Sheep, filed 6/9/70;

Regulation No 520, Establishing Turkey Seasons For The Spring Of 1971, filed 3/9/71;

Regulation No. 522, Establishing 1971 Seasons On Deer, Bear, Turkey, And Elk On The Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation, filed 3/9/71;

Regulation No. 523, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Dusky Grouse, Tassel-Eared And Chickaree Squirrel, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep And Bighorn Sheep, filed 6/9/71;

Regulation No. 531, Establishing A Season On Javelina, filed 12/17/71;

Regulation No. 532, Establishing Turkey Seasons For The Spring Of 1972, filed 3/20/72;

Regulation No. 534, Establishing 1972 Seasons On Deer, Bear, Turkey, And Elk On The Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation, filed 3/20/72;

Regulation No. 536, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Dusky Grouse, Chickaree And Tassel-Eared Squirrel, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep And Bighorn Sheep, filed 6/26/72;

Regulation No. 542, Establishing A Season On Javelina, filed 12/1/72;

Regulation No. 545, Establishing Turkey Seasons For The Spring Of 1973, filed 2/26/73;

Regulation No. 546, Establishing 1973 Seasons On Deer, Bear, Turkey, And Elk On The Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation, filed 2/26/73;

Regulation No. 547, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Dusky Grouse, Chickaree And Tassel-Eared Squirrel, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep And Bighorn Sheep, And Javelina, filed 5/31/73;

Regulation No. 554, Establishing Special Turkey Seasons For The Spring of 1974, filed 3/4/74;

Regulation No. 556, Establishing 1974 Seasons On Deer, Bear, Turkey, And Elk On The Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation, filed 3/14/74;

Regulation No. 558, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Dusky Grouse, Tassel-Eared And Chickaree Squirrel, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx, And Ibex, filed 5/29/74;

Regulation No. 565, Establishing Special Turkey Seasons For The Spring Of 1975, filed 3/24/75;

Regulation No. 567, Establishing 1975 Seasons On Deer, Bear, And Turkey On The Jicarilla Apache And Navajo Indian Reservations And On Elk On The Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation, filed 3/24/75;

Regulation No. 568, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Dusky Grouse, Chickaree And Tassel-Eared Squirrel, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex, filed 6/25/75;

Regulation No. 573, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Dusky Grouse, Tassel-Eared And Chickaree Squirrel, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx  And Ibex, filed 2/23/76;

Regulation No. 583, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex, filed 2/11/77;

Regulation No. 590, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex, filed 2/15/78;

Regulation No. 596, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex, filed 2/23/79;

Regulation No. 603, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex For The Period April  1, 1980 through March 31, 1981, filed 2/22/80;

Regulation No. 609, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex For The Period April 1, 1981 through March 31, 1982, filed 3/17/81;

Regulation No. 614, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex For The Period April 1, 1982 through March 31, 1983, filed 3/10/82;

Regulation No. 622, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex For The Period April 1, 1983 through March 31, 1984, filed 3/9/83;

Regulation No. 628, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex For The Period April 1, 1984 through March 31, 1985, filed 4/2/84;

Regulation No. 634, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex For The Period April 1, 1985 Through March 31, 1986, filed 4/18/85;

Regulation No. 640, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex For The Period April 1, 1986 through March 31, 1987, filed 3/25/86;

Regulation No. 645, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex For The Period April 1, 1987 through March 31, 1988, filed 2/12/87;

Regulation No. 653, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex For The Period April 1, 1988 through March 31, 1989, filed 12/18/87;

Regulation No. 663, Establishing Opening Spring Turkey For The Period April 1, 1989 through March 31, 1990, filed 3/28/89;

Regulation No. 664, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex For The Period April 1, 1989 through March 31, 1990, filed 3/20/89;

Regulation No. 674, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex For The Period April 1, 1990 through March 31, 1991, filed 11/21/89;

Regulation No. 683, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx, And Ibex For The Period April 1, 1991 through March 31, 1992, filed 2/8/91;

Regulation No. 689, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx, And Ibex For The Period April 1, 1992 through March 31, 1993, filed 3/4/92;

Regulation No. 700, Establishing Open Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx, And Ibex For The Period April 1, 1993 through March 31, 1995, filed 3/11/93.

 

History of Repealed Material:

19.31.8 NMAC, Big Game, filed 3-1-2001 - duration expired 3-31-2003.

19.31.8 NMAC, Big Game and Turkey, filed 3-3-2003 - duration expired 3-31-2005.

19.31.8 NMAC, Big Game and Turkey, filed 12-15-2004 - duration expired 3-31-2007.

19.31.15 NMAC, Pronghorn Antelope and Javelina, filed 12-1-2006 - duration expired 3-31-2009.

19.31.15 NMAC, Pronghorn Antelope and Javelina, filed 3-13-2009 - duration expired 3-31-2011.