Poaching incidents have game officials concerned

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer

Poachers in Roosevelt County and New Mexico are taking shots at a $900 million state industry, and may pay for it with thousands of dollars in fines.

In the past few weeks, two poaching incidents have occurred in the county, with one carcass found on the Texas-New Mexico state line.

“Wildlife is a very valuable commodity,” said Marty Frentzel of the state Department of Game and Fish in Santa Fe. “It is in limited supply, and there are people that will stop at nothing to attain it.”