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Hunting in New Mexico: 5 Animals to Hunt in the Winter

By    |   Saturday, 30 May 2015 02:21 AM

Winter is one of the most enjoyable seasons to hunt in New Mexico. NewMexico.org describes winter in New Mexico as, "enchanting, the clear, starry nights are crisp and cool, the bright and sunny days are perfect for strolling." Here are five animals indigent to New Mexico to legally hunt during the winter.

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  1. Deer
 - According to the magazine Game & Fishing, deer in New Mexico are renowned for their abundance and size, especially in the northern half of the state. All deer may be harvested from late October to late December with a legal sporting arm permit. Archery-only permits cover the beginning of January to mid-January and from the beginning of November to Late November.
  2. Barbary Sheep - 
These large sheep have many different seasons that are specific to a subtype of the legal sporting arm permit. Draw hunt permits cover late December to late March, Over-the-counter private land hunt permits are valid from the beginning of February to the end of February. Over-the-counter area hunts are used when a hunter wants to be able to hunt barbary sheep all year long. 
  3. Javelinas
 - It is legal to hunt javelinas from late December to late March using any legal sporting arms, and to hunt them after obtaining an archery-only permit from early January to late January.
  4. Cougar - 
The statewide cougar season is year round in New Mexico.
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  6. Elk
 - There are many different elk hunting seasons to keep in mind. First, for hunting on private ranch hunts all legal sporting arms may be used to hunt from the start of October to late January. Muzzleloader, crossbow, and archery hunts are legal from mid-October to late January. Elk draw licenses have different seasons than private ranch hunting seasons. For elk draw licenses, hunting with any legal sporting arm is only legal from mid-October to late January. To hunt with a muzzleloader from mid-October to mid-December is also acceptable. Avid elk hunters can also receive a late season archery permit that is valid from late November to late December.
This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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Winter is one of the most enjoyable seasons to hunt in New Mexico. NewMexico.org describes winter in New Mexico as, enchanting, the clear, starry nights are crisp and cool, the bright and sunny days are perfect for strolling.
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