Mar
23
Mon
2020–21 Over-the-Counter License Types Available
Mar 23 all-day

2020–21 over-the-counter (OTC) license types, including game-hunting licenses and game-hunting & fishing licenses, are available online, by telephone and at NMDGF offices and license vendors.

Mar
31
Tue
Public Meeting (via Conference Call) for Migratory Game Bird Rule
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Updated 03-17-2020:

To gather public comments, one public meeting will be conducted via conference call March 31st, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The phone number is 800-747-5150, with the access code 4499417.

The presentation slides will be posted to the website before the meetings so attendees can follow along. See also the Proposals Under Consideration page.

Apr
1
Wed
2020-21 License Year Begins
Apr 1 all-day

2020–21 License Year begins. 2019–20 licenses no longer valid.

Apr
7
Tue
Deadline: 2019-20 Harvest Report (Avoid Application Rejection)
Apr 7 all-day

Deadline to submit 2019–20 harvest reports for Barbary sheep, ibex, javelina, oryx and trapper 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, 2020. Remember to keep your confirmation number.

Apr
20
Mon
State Game Commission Special Meeting: Virtual Meeting @ Webcast
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am
Apr
22
Wed
Early results now available: 2020 Big Game Draw License
Apr 22 all-day

Results released early April 22, 2020. Big-game Draw License results available online, by telephone  (Game & Fish Information Center at 888-248-6866 Monday- Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm), or at NMDGF offices.

Apr
30
Thu
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Virtual Meeting @ Webcast
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am
May
20
Wed
Habitat Stamp Citizen Advisory Committees @ Virtual Meeting
May 20 – May 27 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled statewide Habitat Stamp Program Citizens Advisory Committee virtual meetings (read more) for 2020. Citizen advisors will prioritize proposed Habitat Stamp projects for the next fiscal year. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the following regional Citizen Advisory Committee virtual meetings:

  • Southwest: May 20 at 10 a.m.
  • Central: May 20 at 1 p.m.
  • Northwest: May 21 at 2 p.m.
  • Northeast: May 27 at 10 a.m.
  • Southeast: May 27 at 1 p.m.
Jun
6
Sat
Free Fishing Day 2020
Jun 6 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 6, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 6, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

Maps of public fishing waters, lists of where to find family-friendly fishing and tips on how to fish also can be found on the department website.

Jun
10
Wed
EPLUS Primary Management Zone Landowner List
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am

The EPLUS Landowner List for the Primary Management Zone (PMZ) will be updated on the EPLUS webpage: www.wildlife.state.nm.us/hunting/maps/elk-private-lands/, under the Quick File Links section, on June 10 @ 9:00 am.

Hunters may check the list to find landowners enrolled in EPLUS who have been issued private land elk authorizations for the April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021 hunting season. Private land authorizations may be bartered, sold, or traded to hunters.

Jun
17
Wed
Special Oryx Draw for Injured Servicemen
Jun 17 – Jul 22 all-day

Application open June 17, deadline July 22.

Jun
24
Wed
Leftover License Sale
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day

June 24 – residents
June 25- nonresidents

Jun
25
Thu
State Game Commission Public Meeting (Updated): Virtual Meeting @ Webcast
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am

New date: Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Jul
8
Wed
Encouragement Elk Sale
Jul 8 – Jul 22 all-day

July 8 (July 22 for seniors)

Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hello Ladies,

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for the first Ladies’ Social Hour. If you were busy, we understand. You can watch the social hour here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyEVsJom2HE

Our next social hour is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. We are going to talk about the big game draw and fishing.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wHR7WIwOTS-PgAil1lzE-g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Jul
15
Wed
Pheasant/Crane Draw Application Opens
Jul 15 – Aug 19 all-day

July 15 (deadline is August 19). Read more: Apply now for sandhill crane and pheasant draw permits

Aug
11
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hello Ladies,

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for the first Ladies’ Social Hour. If you were busy, we understand. You can watch the social hour here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td7dU6fo-f4.

Our next social hour is scheduled for August 11, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., we are going to talk about migratory game bird hunting and share some tips for scouting.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0jzyqvI0RAijPS4JlFq-4Q.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher

Aug
13
Thu
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Virtual Meeting @ Webcast
Aug 13 @ 8:30 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Aug
31
Mon
Mule Deer Monday @ Virtual Luncheon
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s deer biologist, Orrin Duvuvuei, and the Mule Deer Foundation’s regional director, Colleen Payne, for a virtual luncheon on Monday, August 31 for a discussion on all things mule deer! Topics of discussion will include updates on current projects across the state, tips and tricks for hunting season and more!

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ai0qqfJ6QBiL02kgMeWL1A.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Sep
10
Thu
Habitat Stamp Program Rule Public Meeting 1 @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled two public meetings on proposed revisions to the Public Land User Stamp Rule 19.34.6 NMAC (Habitat Stamp Program Rule). A short presentation providing background information about the Habitat Stamp Program and details of the proposed revisions will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input. Members of the public are invited to attend one or both of these meetings (to be held virtually) in order to become familiar with the program and the proposed revisions:

  • September 10th at 6 p.m.
    Register in advance for this webinar here.
  • September 28th at 6 p.m.
    Register in advance for this webinar here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the NMDGF webpage, http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Sep
11
Fri
SGC Special Public Meeting: Virtual @ Webcast
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Sep
15
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hello Ladies,

The fourth edition of Women Hunters’ and Anglers’ social hour will be Sept. 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Hunting clothing and game calling will be the topics – two things women love – bargain shopping and talking!

For those who missed the scouting and migratory game bird hunting social hour in August, watch the social on the Department’s YouTube channel. Other episodes can also be viewed on our YouTube channel:
• Episode 1: Introduction and getting to know each other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyEVsJom2HE
• Episode 2: How to apply for the New Mexico big game draw, summer fishing tips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td7dU6fo-f4

Pre-register for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0jzyqvI0RAijPS4JlFq-4Q
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NXtRAteyQJSSn1ESCxDR3Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Mark your calendar for the fifth edition on October 20, 2020, topic to be determined by viewers.

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher jessica.fisher@state.nm.us, Jennifer Morgan jennifer.morgan@state.nm.us or Tristanna Bickford tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us.

Sep
23
Wed
Importation Rule Public Meeting #1 @ Webinar
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public input on the proposed changes to the importation rule.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BGkyYrxGQ76i_9z7jWI2pg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Information about the rule can be found here: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Sep
24
Thu
Proposed Changes to the Hunter Education Rule Public Meeting #1 @ Webinar
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

A short presentation on proposed revisions to the Hunter Education Rule 19.36.3 NMAC will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input.

To register visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_etOZpQnMRAiuLpeLih-xug

To join the meeting by phone please dial 1-346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 991-2246-7878 and Passcode:092020

Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the Department webpage,http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Comments on the proposed revisions can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Hunter Education Rule Amendments, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 or by email, lance.cherry@state.nm.us.