Poached pheasants reported in area

By Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Game and Fish Department is on the lookout for pheasant dumpers. The department released an Operation Game Thief call Friday in regard to a pile of dead pheasants reported near the intersection of Brady Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Pheasant season ended Dec. 10, according to department […]

Searching for elusive pheasant

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By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers Each armed with a 12-gauge, single-barrel shotgun, Alan Jesko, Sean Little and Jerry Draper walk in a line through the knee-high grassland. Leading the way is Misty, a 4-year-old, gray-coated Weimaraner, belonging to Little. Braving the frigid temperatures, made even colder by ceaseless winds, the trio are taking part in […]

Pheasant frenzy hits local area

By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers Bill Bradford of Placitas has hunted pheasant for almost 50 years. Bradford said it should be a strong pheasant season in New Mexico, since cold weather has been sparse. “I have bird dogs and I enjoy watching them work,” Bradford said. “And certainly (pheasants) are good to eat.” The four-day […]

New Mexico pheasant hunting season begins Dec. 9

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Pheasant hunting is a family tradition for some and a serious sport for others, but either way, it’s an economic boon to West Texas and New Mexico. Muleshoe, Arch and Ranchvale all sponsor hunting events of the prized chicken-sized game bird. Alex Garcia of the Bailey County EMS Associates hosts an […]