Hunting Roadblocks Planned

Sep 24, 2013

Hunters beware. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish says it is planning roadblocks around the state during fall hunting and fishing seasons.

Officials say they will use the stops to collect data and to detect wildlife law violations.

At roadblocks, conservation officers also will check for compliance with provisions of the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Act and the Aquatic Invasive Species Control Act. Drivers of vehicles hauling wood products will be asked to produce documentation as required by the Forest Conservation Act.

New Mexico's hunting seasons for deer, elk and small game are under way. Seasons for waterfowl and upland birds will open soon. Fishing is allowed year-round in New Mexico.

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