Deadline to apply for 2019 Draw Licenses for Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelina, pronghorn and oryx, and to apply for Private-land Only Deer License for Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 4 and 5A. Applications must be completed before 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). See 2019-20 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info.
Failure to report for these species by this date will result in rejection of all draw applications. An $8 late fee applies after February 15, 2019. Remember to keep your confirmation number.
Learn to cast, tie knots, bait a hook… all the beginner basics.
No equipment or experience needed.
Fishing equipment loaned free of charge.
No license needed for attendees under 12.
Raffle prizes will be awarded and free pizza at lunch.
2019–20 License Year begins. 2018–19 licenses no longer valid.
All students must pre-register prior to class.
Click 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 off-highway motorcycle (OHM) training that provides a safety permit after completion. Students must use a properly registered OHV and all necessary safety equipment. Training machines and safety equipment (helmets, eye protection, boots, and gloves) are available to pre-registered students by reservation.
Deadline to submit 2018–19 harvest reports for Barbary sheep, ibex, javelina, oryx and trapping license holders to be eligible for big-game licenses. Results can be reported online or by telephone.
Failure to report for these species by this date will result in rejection of all applications. An $8 late fee applies after April 7, 2019. Remember to keep your confirmation number.
The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Migratory Game Bird rule. The Department is proposing small changes in migratory game bird hunting, including incorporating Federal recommendations on migratory bird seasons and adjusting season dates for calendar dates.
The proposals will be available on the Department’s website, Proposals Under Consideration page, in early April prior to the public meetings.