I hunt all over southern NM and I haven't seen one during hunting season in the 2 seasons that I've lived here. I see them EVERYWHERE in Feb-April. It's really hard to not snipe one in March when they are plummed out perfectly
. I'm still waiting for one to slip up and show himself before the end of Jan.
"A man may not care for golf and still be human, but the man who does not like to see, hunt, photograph or otherwise outwit birds or animals is hardly normal. He is supercivilized, and I for one do not know how to deal with him." Aldo Leopold