NMDGF Alerts & Closures
Stay healthy and safe. As COVID-19 continues to force all of us to make changes to our daily schedule, the Department would like to remind you that together we can make a difference. To help minimize the spread of the virus:
Practice social distancing | Wash your hands regularly | Avoid non-essential travel
To help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 the following are closed to the public:
- NMDGF Department offices
- NMDGF Department hatcheries
- Bernardo WMA Tour Loop WMA
- Bear Canyon Reservoir WMA
- Bill Evans Lake WMA
- Laguna del Campo
- Rio de los Pinos WMA
- Morphy Lake Open Gate property
- Monastery Lake Open Gate property
- Rio Costilla Open Gate property
Customers can reach the Department by phone 505-476-8000, toll-free 1-888-248-6866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Depredation reports may also use 1-888-248-6866.
Outdoor recreationists should consult their local government’s website for information regarding specific city and town lake and recreation area access.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM):
U.S. Forest Service (USFS):
New Mexico State Lands:
New Mexico State Parks:
Many NMDGF license vendors are temporarily closed due to the Governor’s non-essential business closure to prevent the spread of Corona virus. The Department strongly recommends calling vendors in advance: see our Vendor List.
The Department would like to encourage anglers to stay home, mend equipment and prepare for the upcoming fishing season. In the weekly fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg of Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) and the Department of Game and Fish, we will be sharing tips and tricks to help you be ready to go on future adventures.
Each week we will feature some different flies, lures, activities or cooking recipes that can be done at home:
Recent Fishing Reports:
May 26 | May 19 | May 12 | May 5 | Apr 28
Apr 21 | Apr 14 | Apr 7 | Mar 31 | Mar 24
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Social distancing is a challenge for all outdoors enthusiasts; the itch to get outside just keeps growing. But this is a time for all New Mexicans to pull together for the overall health of all our citizens and stay home.
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Click here to purchase a hunting and fishing license. It’s easy and you don’t have to come to the office.
Mandatory harvest reporting is available in your customer account. Click here to file your report.
Online Hunter Education
Students age 10+ can take online courses with certification. See options to select your course.
Click here to file a report of a wildlife law violation on our secure and anonymous reporting system.
Participate in EPLUS: Elk Private Lands Use System here with information, applications and forms.
Select a safety course that meets certification requirements under the Online Training tab.