Where do black bears live in New Mexico?

New Mexico’s state animal, the black bear, lives at higher elevations in mountainous regions, preferring forest woodlands with grass meadows. Often within a few miles of areas occupied by humans, an estimated 6,000 black bears can be found spread over more than 13 percent of the open lands in New Mexico.

Where can you find bears in New Mexico?

You can find black bears in all forested areas in New Mexico (14.6 million acres)- and sometimes wandering far afield from their typical mountain habitat! Females usually maintain a home range of five to seven square miles.

Are there bears near Albuquerque?

Black Bears are an occasional visitor to the City of Albuquerque. The animals come down from the mountains in search of food during poor production years in their normal habitat. If you do see a bear in the City, report it to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

How much is a bear tag in New Mexico?

Over-the-Counter (OTC) License fees

License Type Resident* Nonresident
Bear License $47 $260
Cougar License $43 $290
Private-land Only Oryx License $153 $1,610
Private-land Only Barbary Sheep License $103 $360

Where do mountain lions live in New Mexico?

Historically the mountain lion has occupied all parts of the state except the open, eastern plains. Lions are found in areas of pinon pine, juniper, mountain mahogany, ponderosa pine, oak brush and subalpine meadows. Areas with plenti ful populations of deer are likely to have abundant populations of mountain lions.

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Can you shoot a bear in New Mexico?

Kill more than one of the following: elk, pronghorn, Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, ibex, javelina, oryx, bear or deer during any license year, except as permitted by rule.

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