New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007


Deadline is Aug. 24 to apply for special sandhill crane and pheasant hunts

SANTA FE – The deadline to apply for sandhill crane and pheasant draw hunts is 5 p.m. Aug. 24.

Applications can be made online at the Department of Game and Fish website,, or over the telephone with the department’s information center, 1-888-248-6866.

Information about sandhill crane draw hunts is available in the department’s 2016-2017 migratory game bird supplement, page 11. Information about pheasant draw hunts is available in the department’s 2016-2017 Hunting Rules and Information booklet, page 131. Both can be viewed on the department’s website, Printed versions are available at the department’s area offices and most license vendors.

Successful applicants must have a game hunting license and applicable stamp(s) in addition to their draw permit. Successful sandhill crane applicants also must have a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number.