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2021-22 NM Hunting Rules

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Expect roadblocks statewide during hunting and fishing seasons

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during hunting and fishing seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations.

The 2021-2022 hunting and fishing season begins April 1. All […]

#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 […]

Are you planning to apply for the 2021 – 2022 big game draw?

Whether you have applied for years or are ready to apply for the first time, here are some thing you need to know. Rules and Information Booklet

Information about rules, seasons, fees and more is available in the 2021-2022 Hunting Rules & Information booklet online now and will be available in print soon. Hunters […]

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 […]

Department of Game and Fish reminds customers to call or go online for services

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

 

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOV. 18, 2020:

Department of Game and Fish reminds customers to call or go online for services

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 […]

Apply now for sandhill crane and pheasant draw permits

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, JULY 13, 2020:

Apply now for sandhill crane and pheasant draw permits

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be accepting applications […]

Beyond the classroom

Jennifer Morgan

“Its’ like… being in line for a Disneyland ride!” declared Byron, age 17 from Farmington, New Mexico.

Another hunter Aiden, 14 years old from Albuquerque stated: “That was very exhilarating!” A testimonial from another youth hunter who participated on the hunt. All hunt participants indicated that they learned a lifetime of new […]

Deer, elk and bighorn enhancement – raffle tickets are now available

Win your New Mexico dream hunt

Are you sitting at home dreaming of hunting this fall? Purchasing raffle tickets can be an inexpensive way to potentially win your New Mexico dream hunt! All proceeds from enhancement hunts are used solely for habitat enhancement, conservation, research and management projects in New Mexico for […]