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New Mexico Statutes Chapter 17. Game and Fish and Outdoor Recreation § 17-2-7. Unlawful hunting or fishing

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A.?Except as permitted by regulations adopted by the state game commission or as otherwise allowed by law, it is unlawful to:

(1)?hunt, take, capture, kill or attempt to take, capture or kill, at any time or in any manner, any game animal, game bird or game fish in the state; ?or

(2)?possess, offer for sale, sell, offer to purchase or purchase in the state all or any part of any game animal, game bird or game fish.

B.?Notwithstanding any other law, the owner of domestic livestock in this state or his regular employee may hunt, take, capture or kill any cougar or bear which has killed domestic livestock. ?The owner of livestock or his regular employee who takes action under this provision will report this action to the department of game and fish, who will verify the necessity of the action taken.

C.?Violation of this section is a misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in Section 17-2-10 NMSA 1978.

D.?The provisions of this section shall not be deemed to prohibit the possession of game animals, birds or fish taken legally in any other jurisdiction.

Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 17. Game and Fish and Outdoor Recreation § 17-2-7. Unlawful hunting or fishing - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-17-game-and-fish-and-outdoor-recreation/nm-st-sect-17-2-7/


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