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


Anglers, hunters can purchase 2018-19 licenses early this year

SANTA FE – Sales of “over-the-counter” fishing and hunting licenses for the 2018-19 license year opened today, giving anglers and hunters an opportunity to have licenses in-hand when the new license year begins April 1.

The Department of Game and Fish previously began issuing “over-the-counter” licenses March 31. Licenses are available for purchase by telephone, (888) 248-6866, and at department offices and license vendors.

Anglers will need a 2018-19 fishing license beginning April 1. The first hunting seasons of 2018 will be for spring turkeys. Those seasons are April 6-8 for youth-only hunts, and April 15-May 10 for everyone.

More information about license fees, required stamps, season dates and other rules is available at or toll-free, (888) 248-6866.