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First in the Field Dove Hunt - La Mesa, NM - Hunt Code: D-09232017-1

Sat, September 23, 2017

First in the Field Dove Hunt - La Mesa/Las Cruces, NM

September 23-24, 2017

Hunt Code: D-09232017-1

Fill out an application here!

This FREE dove hunt near Las Cruces is open to all ages 11 and up.  If you are under 18, you must have completed your Hunter Education Certification and must have a parent, guardian, or adult accompanying. (Accompanying adult must be over 18 years of age) 

Camp is open to a total of 20 participants on a first-come-first-serve basis, but preference will be given to those that have never possessed a New Mexico hunting license.

All meals, shotguns, ammo, and other needed equipment will be provided by First in the Field and the NM Department of Game and Fish.  Outfitter tents and cots will also be provided or you can bring your own.  (Camping location to be determined.)  A full packet with maps, supply list, and other details will be provided after registration.

Participants will arrive at Butterfield Shooting Range, 13500, Frontage Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88007, (link to map) by 8 am, September 23rd where we will be spending the morning on the shooting range and will have lunch.  We will then transport to our hunting location near La Mesa.  We will hunt again the morning of September 24th until lunchtime.  

Attendees will participate in a hunter education refresher, shotgun skills class, spend time on a clay range, and hunt dove with mentors and their dogs.  There will also be talks on game bird ID, rules and regulations, and upland habitat.

Come join us for an amazing weekend of learning, hunting, and fun!

If you have any questions about the hunt or the application process, please email or call (505) 433-7001