Officials: Bear attack unlikely on horses

CNJ Staff Five horses found dead southwest of Ranchvale have generated rumors of bears and mountain lions in the area. But a New Mexico Game and Fish official said there’s little evidence to support those rumors. Bruising around one dead horse’s neck could be consistent with a bear attack, but there is no indication of […]

Wanted: Deer poachers

A Ranchvale resident found five beheaded deer on his property Friday. (Courtesy photo: Wes Robertson) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Five deer were killed, beheaded and dumped north of Clovis recently, spurring an investigation by state wildlife officials. Gary Starbuck said he discovered four mule deer and one whitetail deer shot and sliced at […]