Mar
20
Wed
Deadline: 2019 Big-Game Draw Application
Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for 2019 Draw Licenses for Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelinapronghorn 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.

Mar
25
Mon
2019–20 Over-the-Counter License Types Available
Mar 25 all-day

All 2019–20 over-the-counter (OTC) license types, including Game-hunting Licenses and Game-hunting & Fishing Licenses, are available online, by telephone (Game & Fish Information Center at 888-248-6866 Monday- Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm), or at NMDGF offices and license vendors.

Apr
1
Mon
2019-20 License Year Begins
Apr 1 all-day

2019–20 License Year begins. 2018–19 licenses no longer valid.

Apr
7
Sun
Deadline: 2018-19 Harvest Report (Avoid Application Rejection)
Apr 7 all-day

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.

Apr
17
Wed
Results: Updated – 2019 Big Game Draw License
Apr 17 all-day

Update! Hunters who applied for New Mexico big-game licenses will know their draw results early again this spring. 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.

Aug
26
Mon
First-time Hunter Workshop and Dove Hunt @ Roswell and Artesia*
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Aug. 26 6-8 p.m., Aug. 27 3-7 p.m., Aug. 28 6 a.m.-1 p.m.
*The workshop will occur at the Roswell Department of Game and Fish Office. The hunt will occur in Artesia.

A first-time hunter workshop and dove hunt will occur over a three day period. The workshop will occur at the Roswell Department of Game and Fish Office and the hunt will take place in Artesia. This event is open to individuals 18 and over who have never purchased a hunting license, or have not purchased a hunting license in the last five years. Adults are encouraged to bring a youth to participate with them. The first day will consist of classroom instruction on basic hunting skills and gun safety. The second day, participants will practice shooting clay pigeons at the trap range. The third day will consist of a dove hunt that morning. Shotguns and ammunition will be provided for participants or they may bring their own.

Please contact Cody Johnston to register for the event or for additional information.

First Time Hunter Workshop And Dove Hunt Flier

Sep
7
Sat
18th Annual Dragonfly Festival @ Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 18th Annual Dragonfly Festival will be held Sept. 7. The Department of Game and Fish will have a fishing pond, archery range, poach coach and wildlife identification information on site. No fee or registration is required to attend this event. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be offering free guided wildlife tours. Reservations are required for these tours. See the link below for more information.

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Bitter_Lake/visit/events_calendar/festival.html

Sep
20
Fri
Hunter Education Youth Antelope Hunt @ Vermejo Park Reserve - Cimarron
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

5pm-6pm; 6:30am-? (Sat. & Sun.)

This hunt is a collaboration of VPR and NMDGF to reward HE graduates from w/in the year who excel on their HE course. The NM Wild Sheep Foundation sponsors the tags.