The way permits are allocated and ranches used will be changing soon.
Not in 2009, however. Phew. That was close.
We're not sure whether or not these changes would be good or bad. Our initial reaction is that trophy antelope will be gone within a few years! This is not good!
They cited in one paper (can't remember where) that they were trying to make the state more like Wyoming! Huh? As many of you know, if you want a trophy pronghorn you don't go to Wyoming! You go to New Mexico or Arizona.
Fortunately, at least for now, the changes won't take effect until 2010 at the earliest.
I saw on one forum where everyone seemed to be for the changes while every rancher we've talked to seems to be against the changes.
You can decide for yourselves. Let me know what you think and comment below!
Here's the link to the proposed changes:
Proposed New Mexico Rule Changes