New Mexico Statutes Chapter 68. Timber § 68-2-22. Cutting and removing woody material without written consent




No person shall cut, remove, transport or sell any woody material without written consent of the owner or proof of ownership, whether the land is publicly or privately owned.  The written consent shall contain a legal description of the land where the woody material is removed, the name and address of the legal owner, the volume or amount of material to be removed, the date of execution and the expiration date of the consent.  In addition, any person purchasing woody material from another for the purpose of resale must possess a valid bill of sale containing the date of sale, the amount of material purchased and the name, address and signature of the seller.  The written consent, bill of sale or a true copy shall be carried by every person in charge of cutting, removing, transporting or selling the woody material and shall be exhibited to any officer of the law, forestry agent, forest ranger, forest patrolman or conservation officer at his request at any time.  This provision shall not apply to campers, picnickers, hunters and fishermen who gather woody material for use in the immediate vicinity of their campsite or private landowners removing woody material from their own land for their personal use.





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