Conservation officers to gather hunt data, apprehend game law violators throughout state.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be conducting roadblocks throughout the state during what's left of the summer and this fall in an effort to collect hunter harvest data and to apprehend game law violators, according to a news release.
Hunters may encounter some minor delays as conservation officers check licenses and compliance with registration requirements, and drivers of vehicles hauling wood will be asked to produce documentation required by the Forestry Conservation Act, the release said.
Game and Fish officers may be assisted at the roadblocks by other law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Police and county sheriffs' deputies, the release said.
To report a violation, call your local conservation officer or call the toll-free Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-800-432-GAME (4263). Callers can remain anonymous and could earn rewards for information leading to the arrest of game law violators.