In New Mexico it is mandatory for all Elk and Deer hunters, as well as Trappers to file a harvest report.
For Lion and Bear hunters it is optional, and can be done onlinehttp://www.newmexico-hunt.com/
Obviously if you harvested a Bear or Lion, and checked it in, G&F has record of the harvest. This report allows those of us who only pursued game to list the number of animals treed or bayed, and in what GMU.
So...my question is, do you think it is important that we all take a minute and report to G&F how many animals we caught? Could the numbers reported affect our harvest quotas? And how can reporting these numbers help us ensure the future of hound hunting (or pursuit) in NM?