The Department of Game and Fish is conducting public meetings statewide to address possible changes in the pronghorn antelope rule and A-PLUS, the system used to distribute pronghorn hunting opportunities on private land.

The Department will seek input about the proposed rule to allow hunters to purchase over-the-counter private-land pronghorn licenses and hunt on private land with written permission.

The meetings will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in:

  • Roswell: Wednesday, Oct. 17, Department of Game and Fish Office, 1912 W. Second St.
  • Carrizozo: Thursday, Oct. 18, 5 to 7 p.m., Lincoln County Commission Chambers, 300 Central Ave.
  • Las Cruces: Monday, Oct. 22, Department of Game and Fish Office, 2715 Northrise Dr.
  • Albuquerque: Thursday, Oct. 25, Department of Game and Fish Office, 3841 Midway Place, NE.

For more information about the proposed rule changes, A-PLUS, or the meetings, please contact Kevin Rodden, statewide deer and pronghorn manager, at the Department’s Southwest Area Office in Las Cruces at (575) 532-2100. More information about the 2012-2013 antelope seasons can be found in the Big Game and Trapper Rules and Information booklet, available at license vendors, Department offices and online at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

Image courtesy New Mexico Department of Game & Fish

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