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2022-23 NM Hunting Rules

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Bear zone hunting closure update — Zone 7 closed

Attention New Mexico bear hunters:

Bear hunting Zone 7 is closed effective Oct. 5, 2022, as the harvest limit has been reached. Please refer to the chart below for the most current harvest reports and zone status.

Bear: Zone 7 is closed.

Cougar: All zones are open.

Please remember: Before hunting, hunters must verify […]

Stephen M. Bush Shooting Range in Clayton, N.M. will close for repairs on Oct. 11-13, 2022

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: 888-248-6866Media contact, Ryan Darr: 505-476-8027ryan.darr@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCT. 1, 2022:

Stephen M. Bush Memorial Shooting Range in Clayton, N.M. will close for repairs on Oct. 11-13, 2022

Clayton – The New Mexico Department of Game […]

Tres Piedras Shooting Range will close for one-day cleanup on Sept 21

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: 888-248-6866Media contact, Ryan Darr: 505-476-8027ryan.darr@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPT 16, 2022:

Tres Piedras Shooting Range will close for one-day cleanup on Sept 21

Tres Piedras – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will close […]

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Game Commission To Meet 8/20

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: 888-248-6866Media contact, Ryan Darr: 505-476-8027ryan.darr@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUG. 12, 2022:

Game Commission to meet Aug. 20

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will […]

2022-2023 License Year Starts Soon

Get your 2022-2023 Fishing and Hunting Licenses

Sales of “over-the-counter” fishing and hunting licenses for the 2022-2023 license year are underway.

Anglers will need a 2022-2023 fishing license beginning April 1.

If you purchased a game-hunting or game-hunting and fishing license through the 2022-2023 draw application, it is now available in […]

Bighorn, javelina and pronghorn hunting rules topic of public meetings

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEB. 9, 2022:

Bighorn, javelina and pronghorn hunting rules topic of public meetings

SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comments on proposed […]

#HuntNM22 – All you need to know virtual series

Have you thought about applying for the 2022 big game draw? The Department will be hosting a series of live webinars, covering all that you need to know when applying.

We will meet virtually every week, sometimes multiple times a week, to discuss the draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and reading […]

Draw deadlines are fast approaching!

Approaching Deadlines:

– February 9 – Applications for the bear and turkey draw are due before 5:00 p.m. Apply here.

– February 15 – Harvest reports for deer, elk, pronghorn and turkey license holders are due, reports filed after this date will have an $8 late fee. File your harvest report here.

– […]

Attention New Mexico cougar hunters

Cougar hunting Zones C and I are closed effective Feb. 7, 2022, as the harvest limit has been reached. Please refer to the chart below for the most current harvest reports and zone status.

Please remember: Before hunting bears or cougars, hunters must verify the zone is open by checking the Department’s website […]

Kicking off the 2022-2023 big game hunting season

It seems like it comes faster and faster each year – the start of the 2022-2023 hunting season is roaring toward us. As of Jan. 19, 2022, the big game draw is open!

The leaves have changed and fallen to the ground. The elk and pronghorn ruts are in the distance and the deer […]