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2021-22 NM Hunting Rules

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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 […]

Bear Hunting Season Closed Statewide

Attention New Mexico bear hunters:

Effective Dec. 15, 2021, bear hunting is closed Statewide.

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 and Cougar Zone Closure and Harvest Hotline, (877) 950-5466.


Hunting seasons ramp up across New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Game and FishMedia contact: Karl Moffatt, (505) 476-8007Public contact: (888)

SANTA FE – Many hunters will be taking to the woods and fields across New Mexico starting Sept. 1, the opening day for deer, elk and turkey archery hunts and for most small game and […]