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New Mexico

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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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Season Start Date End Date
Antelope
Antelope – Bow (Private Land)
Unit 14, 46, 48, 54, 55
Aug 4, 2022 Aug 12, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – Bow Limited
Aug 4, 2022 Aug 12, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – Muzzleloader (Private Land) 1
Unit 4. Youth only.
Aug 6, 2022 Aug 8, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – Bow Private Land
Unit 4
Aug 9, 2022 Aug 17, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – 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 13, 2022 Aug 15, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – Any Weapon (Private Land) 1
Unit 14, 46, 48, 54, 55
Aug 13, 2022 Aug 15, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – 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 13, 2022 Aug 15, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – 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 20, 2022 Aug 22, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – 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 20, 2022 Aug 22, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – Any Weapon (Private Land) 2
Unit 14, 46, 48, 54, 55
Aug 20, 2022 Aug 22, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – 2nd Muzzleloader Limited
Units 29 (Youth only), 50, and 52
Aug 20, 2022 Aug 22, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – 1st Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 50, 52
Aug 20, 2022 Aug 22, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – Any Weapon (Private Land) 3
Unit 14, 46, 48, 54, 55
Aug 23, 2022 Aug 25, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – 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 23, 2022 Aug 25, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – 3rd Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 29
Aug 27, 2022 Aug 29, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – 4th Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 28 (McGregor Range)
Sep 3, 2022 Sep 4, 2022
Antelope
Antelope – Any Weapon Limited – Youth 2
Youth Only. Units 41, 47, 56, 57, 58, 59
Oct 15, 2022 Oct 17, 2022
Bear
Bear – Early Any Weapon
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11. See regulations for units. Dogs allowed.
Aug 16, 2022 Aug 31, 2022
Bear
Bear – Bow
Zone 1-14. Dogs not allowed.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Bear
Bear – Late Any Weapon
Zone 1-14. Seasons vary depending on unit. See regulations. Dogs allowed.
Sep 25, 2022 Dec 15, 2022
Bobcat
Bobcat
Statewide
Nov 1, 2022 Mar 15, 2023
Coyote
Coyote
No limit. No closed season.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – 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, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Deer
Deer – Premium Statewide
Statewide.
Sep 1, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Deer
Deer – Bow (Private Land)
Unit 8, 46, 54, 55. Private lands only. Unlimited tags available in most areas.
Sep 1, 2022 Sep 24, 2022
Deer
Deer – Early Restricted Muzzleloader
Unit 9, 52. Special restrictions on muzzleloader type. See regulations
Sep 27, 2022 Oct 3, 2022
Deer
Deer – 1st Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 2, 7, 10, 14, 41, 42, 45, 47, 48, 56, 57, 58, 59.
Sep 27, 2022 Oct 3, 2022
Deer
Deer – Muzzleloader (Private Land)
Units 8, 46, 54, 55 and 55B private lands only. Unlimited tags available in most areas.
Sep 27, 2022 Oct 3, 2022
Deer
Deer – 2nd Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 6
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 5, 2022
Deer
Deer – 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 15, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Deer
Deer – 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 22, 2022 Dec 18, 2022
Deer
Deer – Late Restricted Muzzleloader
Unit 33. Special restrictions on muzzleloader type. See regulations
Oct 22, 2022 Oct 26, 2022
Deer
Deer- 3rd Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 43.
Oct 22, 2022 Oct 26, 2022
Deer
Deer – 4th Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27.
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 2, 2022
Deer
Deer – 5th Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 34
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 9, 2022
Deer
Deer – 6th Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 12
Nov 12, 2022 Nov 16, 2022
Deer
Deer – 7th Muzzleloader Limited
Unit 19
Dec 3, 2022 Dec 7, 2022
Deer
Deer – 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, 2023 Jan 15, 2023
Dove
Dove – South Zone (Early season)
Mourning dove daily bag limit of 15.
Sep 1, 2022 Oct 28, 2022
Dove
Dove – North Zone
Mourning dove daily bag limit of 15.
Sep 1, 2022 Nov 29, 2022
Dove
Dove – South Zone (Late season)
Mourning dove daily bag limit of 15.
Dec 1, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Duck
Duck – Central Flyway North and South Zone
September Teal. See regulations for bag limits.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Duck
Duck – Central Flyway – North Zone
See regulations for bag limits.
Oct 8, 2022 Jan 11, 2023
Duck
Duck – Pacific Flyway – North and South Zone
See regulations for bag limits.
Oct 19, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Duck
Duck – Central Flyway – South Zone
See regulations for bag limits.
Oct 28, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Elk
Elk – Bow Limited
Seasons vary by unit. See regulations.
Sep 1, 2021 Dec 21, 2022
Elk
Elk – Bow – Late (Private Land)
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
Elk – Premium Statewide
Statewide. Check regulations for more info.
Sep 1, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Elk
Elk – Bow – Early (Private Land)
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, 2022 Sep 14, 2022
Elk
Elk – Any Weapon 1 (Private Land)
Unit 4. License limited to any five consecutive days within a season
Oct 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Any Weapon Limited
Seasons vary by unit. See regulations.
Oct 8, 2022 Jan 22, 2023
Elk
Elk – 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 8, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Youth Bow & Muzzleloader (Private land)
Unit 13, 15, 17. Limited to 5 consecutive days within the hunt period.
Oct 8, 2022 Oct 12, 2022
Elk
Elk – Muzzleloader Limited
Seasons vary by unit. See regulations.
Oct 8, 2022 Dec 14, 2022
Elk
Elk – Youth Any Weapon (Private Land)
Unit 16C, 16E, 23, 24, 34.
Oct 8, 2022 Oct 12, 2022
Elk
Elk – Any Weapon 2 (Private land)
Unit 5A, 5B, 12, 16B/22, 21A, 21B, 49, 50, 51
Oct 8, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – 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 15, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Any Weapon 3 (Private land)
Unit 2, 10, 6A, 6C, 7, 16A, 16C, 16D, 36, 45, 48, 52, 53.
Oct 15, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – Any Weapon 4 (Private Land)
Unit 16E, 23, 24, 34.
Oct 22, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Elk
Elk – 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, 2023 Jan 31, 2023
Fox
Statewide
Nov 1, 2021 Mar 15, 2022
Goose
Goose – Pacific Flyway North 1
Canada goose daily bag limit 4, white-fronted daily bag limit 10, light goose daily bag limit 20.
Sep 24, 2022 Oct 9, 2022
Goose
Goose – Pacific Flyway South
Canada goose daily bag limit 4, white-fronted daily bag limit 10, light goose daily bag limit 20.
Oct 17, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – Central Flyway Light
Light goose daily bag limit of 50.
Oct 17, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – Central Flyway Dark
Dark goose daily bag limit of 5.
Oct 17, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – Pacific Flyway North 2
Canada goose daily bag limit 4, white-fronted daily bag limit 10, light goose daily bag limit 20.
Nov 2, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – Central Flyway MRGV Dark
Canada and White-fronted goose daily bag limit of 2.
Dec 19, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Goose
Goose – Central Flyway Conservation Order
Light goose no limit.
Feb 1, 2023 Mar 10, 2023
Grouse
Grouse – Dusky (Blue)
Daily bag limit of 3.
Sep 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Javelina
Javelina – Statewide OTC
Statewide except Unit 19, 23-28.
Jan 1, 2023 Mar 31, 2023
Mountain Lion
Mountain lion – Statewide
Apr 1, 2022 Mar 31, 2023
Pheasant
Pheasant – Statewide OTC
Excludes Valencia County. Daily bag limit of 3 males.
Dec 8, 2022 Dec 11, 2022
Quail Game Type
Quail – Statewide
Daily bag limit of 15.
Nov 15, 2022 Feb 15, 2023
Sandhill Crane Game Type
Sandhill Crane – Estancia Valley 1
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 1, 2022
Sandhill Crane Game Type
Sandhill Crane – Eastern
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Oct 29, 2022 Jan 29, 2023
Sandhill Crane Game Type
Sandhill Crane – Southwestern 1
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Oct 29, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Sandhill Crane Game Type
Sandhill Crane – Estancia Valley 2
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Nov 3, 2022 Nov 6, 2022
Sandhill Crane Game Type
Sandhill Crane – Middle Rio Grande Valley 1
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Nov 12, 2022 Nov 13, 2022
Sandhill Crane Game Type
Sandhill Crane – Middle Rio Grande Valley 2
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Nov 26, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Sandhill Crane Game Type
Sandhill Crane – Middle Rio Grande Valley 3
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Dec 10, 2022 Dec 11, 2022
Sandhill Crane Game Type
Sandhill Crane – Middle Rio Grande Valley 4
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Jan 7, 2023 Jan 8, 2023
Sandhill Crane Game Type
Sandhill Crane – Southwestern 2
Sandhill crane daily bag limit of 3.
Jan 7, 2023 Jan 8, 2023
Sandhill Crane Game Type
Sandhill Crane – Middle Rio Grande Valley 5
Jan 14, 2023 Jan 15, 2023
Sheep
Bighorn Sheep – Rocky Mountain Ram
Unit 16B, 22, 23, 24, 45, 53, 55, 49, 50, 58. Seasons vary by unit. See regulations.
Aug 5, 2022 Jan 31, 2023
Sheep
Bighorn Sheep – Desert Ram
Unit 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 27. Seasons vary by unit. Please see regulations.
Aug 12, 2022 Jan 3, 2023
Sheep
Bighorn Sheep – Rocky Mountain Ewe
Unit 45, 49, 50, 53. Bow Only. Seasons vary by unit. See regulations.
Sep 2, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Sheep
Bighorn Sheep – Rocky Mountain Ewe
Unit 45, 49, 50, and 53. Seasons vary by unit. See regulations.
Sep 17, 2022 Dec 19, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – 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, 2022 Sep 30, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – 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, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – 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, 2023 May 10, 2023

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

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

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Game Management Units

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