License Alerts

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will accept draw applications for sandhill crane and pheasant hunts from Sept. 2 to Sept. 30. Apply online with a customer account, or by phone at (888) 248-6866.

The 2015-16 Migratory Game-Bird Hunting Rules and Information booklet is now available online in PDF format.

Online License Sales

Click the image below to immediately reach our Online Licensing System website.

Click here to access the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Online Licensing System : » Purchase/Print a License » Get your Customer ID# » Report a Harvest » Apply for Draw Hunts » Look Up Draw Results » Print Free Permits » Enroll in a Class
Buy or print a license, get free permits, apply for draw hunts or check results with Customer Login.

Events Calendar

Season: Dusky (Blue) Grouse, Squirrel
Sep 1 all-day

The 2015-2016 season for dusky (blue) grouse and squirrel begins. (See the 2015-2016 Hunting Rules and Guidebook).

Sunrise and Sunset (MST) at Albuquerque, NM
Add one minute for each 12 miles west of Albuquerque. Subtract one minute for each 12 miles east of Albuquerque. Mountain Standard Time (MST) changes to Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) beginning March 10, 2014 at 2 a.m. and ends November 4, 2014 at 2 a.m.(Source:

Season: Fall Archery-Only Turkey
Sep 1 all-day

Fall archery-only turkey season begins. See the 2015-2016 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info booklet.

National Hunting and Fishing Day
Sep 26 all-day

Fish without a license (all other fishing rules apply). See the 2015-2016 New Mexico Fishing Rules & Info.

State Game Commission Public Meeting: Albuquerque @ Embassy Suites
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Deadline: Special Permit Pheasant Hunts
Sep 30 all-day

Application deadline for special-permit pheasant hunts. Applications must be made before 5 p.m. MDT. See the 2015-2016 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info booklet.

Season: Fall Turkey
Nov 1 all-day

Fall turkey season (any legal sporting arm) begins. See the 2015-2016 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info booklet.

OHV Safety Class: ATV @ BLM Glade OHV Area
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

All students must pre-register prior to class.

Click Icon of OHV Safety Class Pre-registration Instructions OHV Safety Class Pre-registration Instructions  for instructions to pre-register for a hands-on class.

Online training is also available that provides the required safety permit after completion (see Safety and Training: Online Training tab).

New Mexico law requires anyone younger than 18 to obtain a safety permit prior to operating an OHV on public lands. The Department offers free hands-on ATV or dirt bike training that provides a safety permit after completion. Students must provide a properly registered OHV and all necessary safety equipment.

Recent News Releases

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New Mexico Wildlife

New Mexico Wildlife - News Magazine from NM Game & Fish Fall 2014

Click Here for the new 12-page issue or visit our Publications page to read back issues.