Attorney General Opinion Concerns New Mexico Landowners

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*This article was published on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog http://agrilife.org/texasaglaw.*

The New Mexico Attorney General issued an opinion answering the question of whether a private landowner may exclude others from fishing in a public stream flowing across that landowners property. According to the AG, a private landowner may not prevent persons from fishing in a public stream that flows across the landowner's property so long as the angler accesses the stream without trespassing on privately owned adjacent lands.

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