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ISSUE 159

New Mexico MRS: Pronghorn

The pronghorn numbers are strong in New Mexico and overall the herds are healthy with good buck to doe ratios and fawn to doe ratios. The northeast part of the state has the highest numbers but the southern part of the state produces the biggest trophies. The only area experiencing a decline is the boot heel portion of southwestern NM. Extended drought in this area has severely impacted the numbers here so look at other areas to pursue these speed goats. Last year’s estimate was at 40,000-45,000 animals statewide and at press time the G&F didn’t have current estimates because they are implementing a new estimation technique that should provide more reliable estimation figures for future years.