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Hunting in New Mexico: 63 Animals Designated Nongame, Endangered, Threatened, and Protected Species

By    |   Friday, 29 May 2015 01:30 PM

Hunting in New Mexico is a fun activity, but there are some environmental restrictions to remember. For decades, increasing urban sprawl, pollution and over-hunting have driven many species to extinction or being endangered. To combat this problem in New Mexico, the state government has enacted several laws designed to protect all nongame, endangered, threatened, and protected animals. Anyone caught breaking any of these laws will be prosecuted. Hunting endangered species is strictly illegal, and so is hunting threatened species unless a very specific set of rules is followed. A full report of laws concerning nongame, endangered, threatened, and protected animals may be found at the website of Michigan State University's Legal and Historical Animal Center. Here is a list of 63 species considered nongame, endangered, threatened and protected provided by the New Mexico Department of Wildlife and Fish.
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  1. Mammals - Here are the mammals indigenous to New Mexico that are endangered: Arizona shrew, Mexican long-nosed bat, penasco least chipmunk, meadow jumping mouse and the Arizona montane vole.
 Here are the mammals found in New Mexico that are threatened: North American least shrew, lesser long-nosed bat, spotted bat, western yellow bat, white-sided jackrabbit, southern pocket gopher and the American marten.
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  3. Birds - Here is a list of the birds found in New Mexico that are endangered: brown pelican, aplomado falcon, white-tailed ptarmigan, whooping crane, least tern, common ground-dove, buff-collared nightjar, elegant trogon, northern beardless-tyrannulet, willow flycatcher and the thick-billed kingbird. Here are the birds found in New Mexico that are threatened: neotropic cormorant, bald eagle, common black hawk, peregrine falcon, wild turkey, piping plover, whiskered screech-owl, boreal owl, gila woodpecker, bell's vireo, gray vireo, abert's towhee; baird's sparrow, yellow-eyed junco, and varied bunting.
  4. Reptiles - Here are the reptiles found in New Mexico that are endangered: gila monster, sand dune lizard, gray-checkered whiptail, gray-banded king snake, Mexican garter snake, plain-bellied water snake, and ridgenosed rattlesnake. Here is a list of the reptiles found in New Mexico that are threatened: western river cooter, Slevin's bunch grass lizard, canyon spotted whiptail, mountain skink, green rat snake, narrow-headed garter snake, western ribbon snake and the rock rattlesnake.
This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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