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Hunting in New Mexico: 4 Things to Know About Urban Deer Hunting in Cities and Suburbs

By    |   Thursday, 28 May 2015 01:17 PM

There are plenty of opportunities for hunting in New Mexico. A rich variety of game animals results from the state's habitat diversity, which ranges from the Lower Sonoran Zone at 3,000 feet to a peak of 13,000 feet in the Alpine Zone. Species including elk, pheasants, pronghorn antelope, and imports like the Persian ibex make hunting in New Mexico a popular sport. 


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Certain species such as the mule deer have so dominated their habitat that they have become a nuisance requiring special attention from the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish in their effort to manage populations and habitats across the state. In some areas, "hunters report seeing more legal bucks in towns than they do hunting in the wilderness," the Silver City Sun-News reported. Here are four things to know about urban mule deer hunting in New Mexico.
  1. Urban hunting is not allowed. While some states may permit urban hunting of nuisance animals, in New Mexico "for reasons obvious, especially in urban neighborhoods, hunting is prohibited by local ordinances," according to the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish publication "Mule Deer in Urban Neighborhoods."

  2. Population control of mule deer is encouraged through regulated sport hunting to minimize the negative impact of deer on local communities. Many states have seen some success in managing residential deer populations through hunting in the surrounding areas.
 New Mexico allows for deer hunting by legal sporting firearm, archery, crossbow, or muzzleloader. Deer season runs from September through January with specific hunt dates varying based on chosen method and location.

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  4. Other ways to limit mule deer intrusion into residential neighborhoods include using commercial deer repellents and scare devices along with colorful flags on deer trails, landscaping with deer resistant native plants, and fencing to keep deer out. The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish recommends fencing as the most effective solution for keeping the deer away. Trapping and relocating deer is not a feasible option due to its high cost and low success rate.
  5. Residents having trouble with deer in their yard or neighborhood can report the problem to the state's Department of Game & Fish for assistance.

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

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There are plenty of opportunities for hunting in New Mexico. A rich variety of game animals results from the state's habitat diversity, which ranges from the Lower Sonoran Zone at 3,000 feet to a peak of 13,000 feet in the Alpine Zone.
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