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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Big Game Hunting for 2022-2023

Even with the holidays upon us, we are sure that you are already thinking about the 2022-2023 hunts!

As of today you have exactly 91 days to plan, read draw odds reports, scheme on the best way to draw and get your applications in. Here is what you need to know to start […]

Department of Game and Fish announces support for Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

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

OCT.FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCT. 20, 2021:

Department of Game and Fish announces support for Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish applauds […]

Additional opportunities to hunt big game in New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

Encouragement elk license sale begins July 14

New Mexico resident youth and senior hunters who applied and were unsuccessful in the 2021-2022 big-game draw are eligible to purchase one of nearly 1,900 antlerless elk licenses. The licenses will go on sale through […]

#HuntNM21 – Deadlines are approaching quickly

#HuntNM21 Apply now for the Big Game Draw

Deadlines are approaching fast:

– March 10 at 5:00 p.m. – Deadline to qualify for the incentive program.

– March 17 at 5:00 p.m. – Deadline to apply for draw licenses for Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelina, pronghorn and oryx. Deadline […]

Cougar hunting zone B is closed

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

Attention New Mexico cougar hunters:

Cougar hunting zone B is closed effective Dec. 18, 2020, as the harvest limit has been reached. Please refer to the chart below for the most current harvest reports and zone status.

Bear: All zones are […]

Bear zone hunting closure update — Statewide

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

Attention New Mexico bear hunters:

Bear hunting is closed statewide, effective Nov. 30, 2020.

Cougar: All zones are open.

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