Deadline approaching for hunting class registration

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Game and Fish is conducting the last spring hunter education classes in Clovis. The registration deadline is Tuesday and can be completed at the Clovis Wal-Mart sporting goods department. The class is required for anyone under age 18 wanting to purchase a state hunting license. Classes are held at Clovis […]

Free fishing Saturday

CNJ staff Anglers can fish without a license in public waters around New Mexico in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, according to a press release from the state Game and Fish Department. All other fishing rules apply.

Press release: Anglers fish for free Saturday

Quay county ranchers against antelope move

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Courtesy photo Courtesy photo Members of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish vaccinate an antelope to prevent disease before loading them into haulers bound for the Santa Ana Pueblo or Mexico. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Area ranchers are at odds with a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish program that […]

Two charged in poaching incident

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A father and son were charged Monday in connection with the unlawful killing of a trophy-class mule deer buck in December. Travis Field, 19, and Don Field, 55, both of Dora, have been charged in Magistrate Court in Roosevelt County, according to a press release from the New Mexico […]

Reward offered for information in deer poaching

CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest for killing a pair of mule deer discovered near Portales. Game and Fish investigators say a doe and a buck were killed and dumped off South Roosevelt County Road 8 sometime last Monday. Both […]

Information sought in deer poaching

CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of poachers believed to have unlawfully killed a deer off N.M. 202 and Black Water Road northeast of Portales. The carcass of a buck mule deer was found partially buried a couple of hundred yards […]

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Fishing gives families chance to bond

Glenda Price Some of my best memories revolve around fishing. Deep-sea fishing is fun. Trolling in a boat on a big lake is, too. Still, my favorite kind of fishing is sneaking up on trout in a mountain stream or casting a fly or lure in a small lake among pine trees and oak brush, […]

Residents enjoy free fishing day at Ned Houk

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Norman Woodard of Clovis helps his grandson, Leighton, pull in his fishing line during a clinic on Saturday at Ned Houk Park. By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer It was a slow day for fishing as Santana Garcia reeled in a 12-inch channel catfish Saturday at Ned Houk Park. The […]

Free fishing clinic scheduled for Saturday

CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is conducting a free fishing clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ned Houk Park, according to a press release. As part of National Fishing Day, anglers do not need a license or habitat stamp to fish in public waters, the release said. All […]

If you camp near bears …

New Mexico’s Department of Game and Fish offers these suggestions if you camp near bears:

If you see a bear …

New Mexico’s Department of Game and Fish offers these suggestions if you see a bear while camping:

Fish farm officials ready to dive in

Gabriel Monte The state has approved the permits needed to operate a proposed fish farm in south Clovis, according to Mike Sloane of the New Mexico Game and Fish Chief of Fisheries. AquaRanch president Garth Watson said Thursday that work to continue the conversion of the former Frozfruit plant off Brady Street into a $4 […]

Salvage order issued at Oasis State Park pond

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish issued an emergency order Monday to allow people to salvage fish from the man-made pond at Oasis State Park after a leak was discovered in its liner, according to a news release. The order will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. March 3, the […]

Revamped Oasis Park lake reopens

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Clovis resident Tony Woods fishes at Oasis State Park Lake on Wednesday, the second day the lake was open for fishing following a 10-month renovation. Mickey Winfield The pond is stocked, lines are being cast and for the first time since last April, the lake at Oasis State Park is […]

It’s Their Business: Simon’s Saltwater Fish and Friends

Name: Simon’s Saltwater Fish and Friends Location: 900 N. Prince St. What they do: They carry saltwater and freshwater fish, tanks and accessories. They also carry ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, bunnies and on occasion puppies, along with pet items such as dog collars, leashes, bedding and small animal cages. Who’s in charge: John and Frances […]

Recipe of the day: Beer Batter for Fish

Recipe: Beer Batter for Fish “Basic beer batter, good for almost any white fleshed fish.” INGREDIENTS 3 eggs 3/4 cup beer 1 1/2 cups milk 4 cups pastry flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons cornstarch salt to taste ground black pepper to taste 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1 1/2 pounds […]

Officials: Bear attack unlikely on horses

CNJ Staff Five horses found dead southwest of Ranchvale have generated rumors of bears and mountain lions in the area. But a New Mexico Game and Fish official said there’s little evidence to support those rumors. Bruising around one dead horse’s neck could be consistent with a bear attack, but there is no indication of […]

Fish farm seminar offers organic education

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo AquaRanch president Myles Marston, left, explains to seminar attendees Wednesday the benefits of A.B.C.’s Plus, a nutritional supplement for horses. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The principal owner of AquaRanch Industries said there’s more to the fish farm coming to Clovis than just fish. Besides raising more than 300,000 […]