Hunting in New Mexico


Whether you’re hunting grouse, squirrels, quail or waterfowl, or holding out for that elusive trophy bull elk, mule deer or pronghorn, New Mexico’s hunting opportunities are as abundant and diverse as its terrain and habitat.

New Mexico also offers hunting opportunities not found anywhere else, including hunts for exotic species including Persian ibex, oryx and Barbary sheep.

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish biologists and wildlife managers work to maintain and improve wildlife habitat and protect wildlife populations, while providing hunting opportunities on public and private lands for a variety of species throughout the state.

The hunting section of our website is your source for hunting rules and information, drawing and license information (such as Requirement & Fees, or Discounts & Exceptions), maps, harvest reports and more.

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Hunting Publications

Visit the Publications page for the latest Hunting Rules and Information books available as downloadable PDF’s.