Weddings Nov. 6

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Boggs Autumn Wilkerson of Portales and Jesse Boggs of Deming were joined in marriage July 30, 2011, in Portales. The Rev. Mark Boggs performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dwayne and Tammie Wilkerson of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Joann Hall of Roswell. The bridegroom is the son of [...]

Hunter education courses offered

PNT staff report New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be conducting three spring hunter education classes in January, February and March. This class is required by anyone under the age of 18 in order to obtain a hunting license in New Mexico. Successful completion of this class is recognized in all states requiring [...]

My turn: Hunter outsmarts self

Clarence Plank A lot of things are very important when it comes to hunting, such as transportation and stealth. The trick is to fool the game, not the hunter. Danny Dictson, a ranch owner in Picacho who also sells permits to hunters, gives this example of stealth gone perhaps a bit too far: Dictson said [...]

My turn: Knowing hunting requirements important

Dan Williams, public information officer with New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, said anyone under age 18 must successfully pass an approved hunter’s education course before they can hunt or buy a hunting license in New Mexico. After that a person is pretty much set to hunt protected game, but there are different requirements [...]

My turn: Nature has no schedule

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Patrick Lyons, 57, of Melrose has been hunter for 45 years and thought he had seen it all. Lyons, New Mexico’s commissioner of public lands for the last eight years and an incoming Public Regulation Commission member, has had his share of unexpected developments — fine targets in sight only to discover the safety was [...]

My turn: Hunting class registration available online

Clarence Plank The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is making it a little easier for youngsters to register for hunter education classes. Registration for statewide classes now can be made online using the student’s unique customer identification number. Customers need identification numbers to register for all hunting education classes. The same number can [...]

Registration open for hunter course

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be conducting a hunter education class Sept. 24 through Sept.26. The class will consist of three sessions and all sessions must be attended. Class dates and times are: • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 24 • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 25 and [...]

County teen wins youth hunter education contest

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By Argen Duncan A Roosevelt County teenager beat out almost 60 contestants Saturday to win a statewide hunter education contest. Garrett Lee, 17, scored 2,065 points in the annual Youth Hunter Education Challenge in Raton, according to the YHEC website. Garrett’s father, Shannon Lee, said 2,400 points were possible. Competitors shoot muzzle loaders, .22-caliber rifles, [...]

Hunter education course scheduled

Freedom New Mexico A hunter education course is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30-31 in Portales The course includes firearm safety, bow hunting, hunter responsibilities, wildlife identification and management, and field survival. Under state law, anyone under 18 who hunts with a firearm must complete the course. A donation of $5 per [...]

Hunter education classes scheduled

Freedom New Mexico Registration and orientation for hunter education classes is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Jake Lopez Building. The cost is $5. The session is limited to 25 students on a first-come, first-served basis. The hunter education classes are scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to [...]