Elk NetworkNew Mexico 2020 Hunt Season Closure Social Media Posts are a Hoax

General | March 31, 2020

Below is a portion of a news release from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Despite false rumors floating around on social media, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish reassures New Mexico hunters the results of the 2020-2021 big-game draw will be released by April 29, 2020, if not earlier.

Over the past week, there have been prank posts on social media stating that the 2020-2021 hunting season in New Mexico has been canceled. This is false, and the Department recommends not clicking on the links provided in this or any other hoax.

Director Michael Sloane stated “the Department is working diligently to audit the draw and provide results as soon as possible for New Mexico’s hunters.”

(Photo source: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish)