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2021-22 NM Hunting Rules

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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 […]

Game Commission to meet virtually Oct. 16

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

Game Commission to meet virtually Oct. 16

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet virtually Friday, Oct. 16 at 9:00 a.m.

The full agenda and other information will be available on the Department of Game and […]

Project proposals sought for Share with Wildlife funding

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, MARCH 27, 2020:

Project proposals sought for Share with Wildlife funding

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s Share with Wildlife program is now […]

Special Hunter Education Camp at Camp Tres Ritos near Mora

Receive hands-on training

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youth can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification.

The camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. It will be conducted the weekend of […]

Game Commission to meet March 1 in Las Cruces

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866Media contact: Dan Williams: (505) 476-8004dan.williams@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEB. 20, 2018:

Game Commission to meet March 1 in Las Cruces

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Thursday, March 1, in […]

Free family fun at Outdoor Expo Aug. 20-21

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUG. 16, 2016:

Free family fun at Outdoor Expo Aug. 20-21

ALBUQUERQUE – If you’ve wanted to learn to shoot a firearm, catch a fish, […]

2016-17 Migratory Game Bird Rules and Information Booklet now available online

SANTA FE – Rules and information about applying for licenses and hunting migratory game birds, including doves, sandhill cranes and waterfowl for the 2016-17 season are now available online at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

New this season are an increase in the bag limit and number of permits available for sandhill cranes. The department will begin accepting applications […]