Public Meeting Proposed Changes: Migratory Game Bird, Turkey Hunting Rules
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day

See news release for further details: Migratory game bird, turkey hunting rules topics of public meetings.

Farmington: 6 to 9 p.m. March 12 at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W Arrington St.

Las Cruces: 6 to 9 p.m. March 13 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive.

Albuquerque: 6 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 3841 Midway Place, NE.

Deadline: 2017–2018 Late Harvest Reports
Mar 21 all-day

Deadline to submit late 2017–18 harvest reports for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and turkey ($8 late fee applies). Reporting is required for all 2017–18 license holders to be eligible for 2018–19 draw licenses. See 2018-19 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info Book.

Failure to report for these species by this date will result in rejection of all draw applications.

Deadline: 2018 Big-Game Draw Application
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for 2018 Draw Licenses for Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelinapronghorn antelope 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 2018-19 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info.

Failure to report harvest results and pay any applicable late fees for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and turkey by this date will result in rejection of all draw applications. 

2018–19 Over-the-Counter License Types Available
Mar 22 all-day

All 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.

OHV Safety Class: ATV @ Los Lunas River Park
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 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 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.

Special Game Commission Meeting: Albuquerque @ NMDGF
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

2018-19 License Year Begins
Apr 1 all-day

2018–19 License Year begins. 2017-18 licenses no longer valid.

State Game Commission Public Meeting: Clovis @ Clovis Civic Center, Enchantment Ballroom
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.