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2023-24 NM Hunting Rules

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7-Day Delay To Be Implemented 5/15/24! Be Ready!

The New Mexico Legislature passed, and anti-gun governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed into law, House Bill 129 during the 2024 30-day session. HB 129 mandates a 7-cal­endar day waiting period on firearms purchases, including for buyers who pass a NICS background check. Exceptions only apply to FFLs, holders of valid New Mexico con­cealed handgun […]

NM Department of Game and Fish Upcoming Events – February 2024

Upcoming Events – Feb. 2024

The Department is excited to host various public events in the upcoming months.

Please check out these opportunities to build your skills.

You can see all of the Department’s upcoming events on our website.

Don’t wait, sign up for a hunter education class today! […]

Urge State Rep Kathleen Cates To Oppose Governor’s Extreme Gun Control Plans

She needs to be told to oppose HB 114, 127, 129, 137 and the Gun Ban and Magazine Limit Bill.

Rep. Kathleen Cates


First Gun Control Bills will be heard on Tuesday 1/23

On Tuesday the 23rd, the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee will be hearing two gun control bills. HB27, the red-flag law expansion which would allow police and “healthcare providers” to initiate a red-flag gun confiscation order against someone and allow police to obtain a search warrant under the civil order, will be heard […]

The 2024-25 NM Big Game Draw Application is OPEN!!!

The 2024-2025 Big Game Draw application is open! We are here to help you get ready! APPLY HERE FOR THE NEW 2024-2025 HUNTING RULES BOOK, CLICK HERE!


The 2024 NM Legislative Session has Started

Today, the 2024 New Mexico Legislative Session officially started. The governor wasted no time attacking out rights in her State of the State speech. She has made it clear that once again she is targeting your right to own a firearm while ignoring New Mexico’s broken criminal justice system. This year is a 30-day […]

Second Amerndment Day Rally – Santa Fe NM 2/3

Second Amerndment Day Rally Santa Fe NM

Game Commission to meet October 27

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: 505-476-8000, Media contact, Darren Vaughan: 505-476-8027,


Game Commission to meet October 27

SANTA FE – The New Mexico […]

Lawsuit Update 10/3/23

Today, the hearing for the Preliminary Injunction against the governor’s “public health order” was held in Federal Court in Albuquerque. The judge did not rule on the injunction today, but he extended the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) previously issued, noting that parks were included in the original “public health order” the TRO was granted […]

Victory in Court Today! TRO Granted

Today in Federal Court in Albuquerque, the Federal Judge presiding over our case granted us a Temporary Restraining Order against the Governor’s unconstitutional order banning the carrying of firearms in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. The order is effective today as of 2:55pm.

This was a win today, but the case is far from over. […]