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New Mexico

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

Diverse and abundant species much like it’s terrain

Terrain

Covered in mostly mountains, high plains, and deserts

Hunting Seasons

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Antelope Created with Sketch.
Bow Private Land
Unit 14, 46, 48, 54, 55
Aug 4, 2021 Aug 12, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
Bow Limited
Aug 4, 2021 Aug 12, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
Muzzleloader Private Land 1
Unit 4. Youth only.
Aug 7, 2021 Aug 9, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
Bow Private Land
Unit 4
Aug 10, 2021 Aug 18, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon Limited Youth 1
Youth Only. Units 2, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 47, 56, 58, 59
Aug 14, 2021 Aug 16, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon Limited 1
Units 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 47, 56, 58, 59.
Aug 14, 2021 Aug 16, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon Private Land 1
Unit 14, 46, 48, 54, 55
Aug 14, 2021 Aug 16, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon Mobility Impaired
Mobility Impaired Only. Units 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 47, 56, 58, 59.
Aug 21, 2021 Aug 23, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
1st Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 50, 52
Aug 21, 2021 Aug 23, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
2nd Muzzleloader Limited
Units 29 (Youth only), 50, and 52
Aug 21, 2021 Aug 23, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon Private Land 2
Unit 14, 46, 48, 54, 55
Aug 21, 2021 Aug 23, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon Limited 2
Units 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 47, 50, 52, 56, 57, 58, 59.
Aug 21, 2021 Aug 23, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon Limited 3
Units 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 21, 24, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 47, 56, 58, 59.
Aug 24, 2021 Aug 26, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon Private Land 3
Unit 14, 46, 48, 54, 55
Aug 24, 2021 Aug 26, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
3rd Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 29
Aug 28, 2021 Aug 30, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
4th Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 28 (McGregor Range)
Sep 4, 2021 Sep 5, 2021
Antelope Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon Limited Youth 2
Youth Only. Units 41, 47, 56, 57, 58, 59
Oct 16, 2021 Oct 18, 2021
Bear Created with Sketch.
Early Any Weapon
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11. See regulations for units. Dogs allowed.
Aug 16, 2021 Aug 31, 2021
Bear Created with Sketch.
Bow
Zone 1-14. Dogs not allowed.
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 24, 2021
Bear Created with Sketch.
Late Any Weapon
Zone 1-14. Seasons vary depending on unit. See regulations. Dogs allowed.
Sep 25, 2021 Dec 15, 2021
Bobcat Created with Sketch.
Statewide
Nov 1, 2021 Mar 15, 2022
Coyote Created with Sketch.
Statewide
No limit. No closed season.
Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Sandhill Crane Created with Sketch.
Southwestern 1
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Oct 30, 2021 Nov 7, 2021
Sandhill Crane Created with Sketch.
Eastern
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Oct 30, 2021 Jan 30, 2022
Sandhill Crane Created with Sketch.
Estancia Valley 1
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Oct 30, 2021 Nov 2, 2021
Sandhill Crane Created with Sketch.
Estancia Valley 2
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Nov 4, 2021 Nov 7, 2021
Sandhill Crane Created with Sketch.
Middle Rio Grande Valley 1
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 14, 2021
Sandhill Crane Created with Sketch.
Middle Rio Grande Valley 2
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Nov 27, 2021 Nov 28, 2021
Sandhill Crane Created with Sketch.
Middle Rio Grande Valley 3
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Dec 11, 2021 Dec 12, 2021
Sandhill Crane Created with Sketch.
Middle Rio Grande Valley 4
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Jan 8, 2022 Jan 9, 2022
Sandhill Crane Created with Sketch.
Southwestern 2
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Jan 8, 2022 Jan 9, 2022
Sandhill Crane Created with Sketch.
Middle Rio Grande Valley 5
Jan 15, 2022 Jan 16, 2022
Buck Created with Sketch.
Bow Private Land
Unit 8, 46, 54, 55. Private lands only. Unlimited tags available in most areas.
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 24, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
Early Bow Draw Limited
Unit 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 56, 57, 58, 59.
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 24, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
Premium Statewide Deer Hunt
Statewide.
Sep 1, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Buck Created with Sketch.
Early Restricted Muzzleloader
Unit 9, 52. Special restrictions on muzzleloader type. See regulations
Sep 27, 2021 Oct 3, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
1st Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 2, 7, 10, 14, 41, 42, 45, 47, 48, 56, 57, 58, 59.
Sep 27, 2021 Oct 3, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
Muzzleloader Private Land
Unit 8, 46, 54, 55. Private lands only. Unlimited tags available in most areas.
Sep 27, 2021 Oct 3, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
2nd Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 6
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 6, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
Any Legal Weapon Private Land
Unit 8, 46, 54, 55, 55B. Sesaon dates vary by unit. Check regulations for unit specific dates. Private lands only. Unlimited tags available in most areas.
Oct 17, 2021 Nov 29, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
3rd Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43.
Oct 23, 2021 Oct 27, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
Late Restricted Muzzleloader
Unit 33. Special restrictions on muzzleloader type. See regulations
Oct 23, 2021 Oct 27, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon Draw Limited
Unit 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59. Seasons vary by unit. Please check regulations.
Oct 24, 2021 Dec 20, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
4th Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27.
Oct 30, 2021 Nov 3, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
5th Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 34
Nov 6, 2021 Nov 10, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
6th Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 12
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 17, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
7th Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 19
Dec 4, 2021 Dec 8, 2021
Buck Created with Sketch.
Late Bow Draw Limited
Unit 2, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41
Jan 1, 2022 Jan 15, 2022
Dove Created with Sketch.
North Zone
Mourning dove daily bag limit of 15.
Sep 1, 2021 Nov 29, 2021
Dove Created with Sketch.
South Zone 1
Mourning dove daily bag limit of 15.
Sep 1, 2021 Oct 28, 2021
Dove Created with Sketch.
South Zone 2
Mourning dove daily bag limit of 15. No hunting during Oct. 29 – Nov. 30.
Dec 1, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
Duck Created with Sketch.
Central Flyway North and South Zone
September Teal. See regulations for bag limits.
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 19, 2021
Duck Created with Sketch.
Central Flyway North Zone
See regulations for bag limits.
Oct 9, 2021 Jan 12, 2022
Duck Created with Sketch.
Pacific Flyway North and South Zone
See regulations for bag limits.
Oct 19, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Duck Created with Sketch.
Central Flyway South Zone
See regulations for bag limits.
Oct 28, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Elk Created with Sketch.
Bow Private Land 1
Unit 2, 4, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6C, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16A, 22, 16C, 16B/22, 16C16D, 16E, 17, 21A, 21B, 23, 24, 34, 36, 45, 48, 49, 50-53.
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 14, 2021
Elk Created with Sketch.
Bow Limited
Seasons vary by unit. See regulations.
Sep 1, 2021 Dec 22, 2021
Elk Created with Sketch.
Premium Statewide Elk Hunt
Statewide. Check regulations for more info.
Sep 1, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Elk Created with Sketch.
Bow Private Land 2
Unit 2, 4, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6C, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16A, 22, 16C, 16B/22, 16C16D, 16E, 17, 21A, 21B, 23, 24, 34, 36, 45, 48, 49, 50-53.
Sep 15, 2021 Sep 24, 2021
Elk Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon 1 Private
Unit 4. License limited to any five consecutive days within a season
Oct 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Elk Created with Sketch.
Muzzleloader Limited
Seasons vary by unit. See regulations.
Oct 9, 2021 Dec 15, 2021
Elk Created with Sketch.
Youth Any Weapon Private
Unit 16C, 16E, 23, 24, 34.
Oct 9, 2021 Oct 13, 2021
Elk Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon 2 Private
Unit 5A, 5B, 12, 16B/22, 21A, 21B, 49, 50, 51
Oct 9, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Elk Created with Sketch.
Youth Bow & Muzzleloader Private
Unit 13, 15, 17. Limited to 5 consecutive days within the hunt period.
Oct 9, 2021 Oct 13, 2021
Elk Created with Sketch.
Muzzleloader 1 Private Land
Unit 2, 6A, 6C, 7, 10, 36, 45, 48, 52, 53 (Also includes Crossbow and Archery) (License limited to any five consecutive days within a season listed)
Oct 9, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Elk Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon Limited
Seasons vary by unit. See regulations.
Oct 9, 2021 Jan 16, 2022
Elk Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon 3 Private
Unit 2, 10, 6A, 6C, 7, 16A, 16C, 16D, 36, 45, 48, 52, 53.
Oct 16, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Elk Created with Sketch.
Muzzleloader 2 Private Land
Unit 9, 13, 15, 16E, 17, 23, 24, 34 (Also includes Crossbow and Archery) (License limited to any five consecutive days within a season listed).
Oct 16, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Elk Created with Sketch.
Any Weapon 4 Private
Unit 16E, 23, 24, 34.
Oct 23, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Elk Created with Sketch.
Muzzleloader 3 Private Land
Unit 13. Antlerless elk only (Also includes Crossbow and Archery) (License limited to any five consecutive days within a season listed).
Jan 1, 2022 Jan 31, 2022
Statewide
Nov 1, 2021 Mar 15, 2022
Geese Created with Sketch.
Pacific Flyway North 1
Canada goose daily bag limit 4, white-fronted daily bag limit 10, light goose daily bag limit 20.
Sep 25, 2021 Oct 10, 2021
Geese Created with Sketch.
Central Flyway Light
Light goose daily bag limit of 50.
Oct 17, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Geese Created with Sketch.
Pacific Flyway South
Canada goose daily bag limit 4, white-fronted daily bag limit 10, light goose daily bag limit 20.
Oct 17, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Geese Created with Sketch.
Central Flyway Dark
Dark goose daily bag limit of 5.
Oct 17, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Geese Created with Sketch.
Pacific Flyway North 2
Canada goose daily bag limit 4, white-fronted daily bag limit 10, light goose daily bag limit 20.
Nov 2, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Geese Created with Sketch.
Central Flyway MRGV Dark
Canada and White-fronted goose daily bag limit of 2.
Dec 19, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Geese Created with Sketch.
Central Flyway Conservation Order
Light goose no limit.
Feb 1, 2022 Mar 10, 2022
Grouse Created with Sketch.
Dusky (Blue)
Daily bag limit of 3.
Sep 1, 2021 Nov 30, 2021
Javelina Created with Sketch.
Statewide OTC
Statewide except Unit 19, 23-28.
Jan 1, 2022 Mar 31, 2022
Mountain Lion Created with Sketch.
Statewide
Apr 1, 2021 Mar 31, 2022
Pheasant Created with Sketch.
Statewide OTC
Excludes Valencia County. Daily bag limit of 3 males.
Dec 9, 2021 Dec 12, 2021
Quail Created with Sketch.
Statewide
Daily bag limit of 15.
Nov 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2022
Bighorn Sheep Created with Sketch.
Rocky Mountain Ram
Unit 16B, 22, 23, 24, 45, 53, 55, 49, 50, 58. Seasons vary by unit. See regulations.
Aug 6, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Bighorn Sheep Created with Sketch.
Rocky Mountain Ewe
Unit 45, 49, 50, 53. Bow Only. Seasons vary by unit. See regulations.
Sep 3, 2021 Sep 30, 2021
Bighorn Sheep Created with Sketch.
Rocky Mountain Ewe
Unit 45, 49, 50, and 53. Seasons vary by unit. See regulations.
Sep 18, 2021 Dec 19, 2021
Bighorn Sheep Created with Sketch.
Desert Ram
Unit 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 27. Seasons vary by unit. Please see regulations.
Oct 8, 2021 Jan 3, 2022
Turkey Created with Sketch.
Fall Bow OTC
Unit 5B, 6A, 6C, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15-17, 21-24, 29, 32, 34, 36-37, 40-42, 45-48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59. Fall over the counter.
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 30, 2021
Turkey Created with Sketch.
Fall Any Weapon OTC
Unit 5B, 6A, 6C, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15-17, 21-24, 29, 32, 34, 36-37, 40-42, 45-48, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59. Fall over the counter.
Nov 1, 2021 Nov 30, 2021
Turkey Created with Sketch.
Spring OTC
Unit 4, 5, 6A, 6C, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15-18, 20-24, 29, 32, 34, 36-39, 40-43, 45-49, 51-53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59.
Apr 15, 2022 May 10, 2022

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of New Mexico Department of Game & Fish.

Hunting GPS Maps

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Game Management Units

Hunting Layers

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NM Unitized Ranches

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