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Hunting in New Mexico: 4 Things for Landowners to Know About Hunting on Private Property

By    |   Saturday, 30 May 2015 09:52 AM

Boasting a wide range of habitat, elevation, and biodiversity, New Mexico provides ample hunting opportunities. Game animals include elk, antelope, deer, bear, pheasant, and quail as well as exotic species like the oryx and Barbary sheep. The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish maintains a system that manages the wildlife through controlled hunting on both public and private lands. Here are four things landowners should know about hunting on private property in New Mexico.
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  1. New Mexico requires hunters to secure written permission from the landowner before entering private property. If permission has been denied or revoked, the hunter will face penalties for being there.
  2. Landowners whose properties contain habitat for and populations of pronghorn antelope or elk can apply for the Antelope Private Lands Use System (A-PLUS) or the Elk Private Lands Use System (E-PLUS). This program is a voluntary agreement between the ranchers and the state. It allows hunters to use the private property in season while ranchers gain access to public lands for their use. Landowners with property located in the Core Occupied Elk Range are strongly encouraged to participate in the E-PLUS program to help the state effectively manage the elk and their habitat, providing greater continuity of range.

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  4. Another voluntary program for landowners is Open Gate. The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish website explains Open Gate as a program where "private landowners can receive annual access payments, limited liability protection, and other benefits in exchange for signing a flexible hunting or fishing lease with the Department." Payments vary depending on factors such as property location, habitat available, and particular hunting or fishing options.

  5. In southeastern New Mexico, landowners may enter into unitization agreements with the Department of Game & Fish, the State Land Office, or the Bureau of Land Management. These agreements provide for certain public lands to be treated as private, closed to hunting and trapping, while participating private lands are treated as public, open to hunting and trapping. Unitization gives hunters "access to private land while providing landowners greater flexibility in maintaining ranching operations on often-landlocked public lands," according to the state's Department of Game & Fish.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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