Hunting Calendar

Welcome to our hunting calendar, posting the year’s events, deadlines, and important date announcements from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

For specific calendar dates and information by species, please reference the latest NM Hunting Rules & Info booklet found in publications. The full department-wide calendar can be found under Home → NMDGF Calendar.

 

Apr
1
Sat
2017-2018 License Year Begins
Apr 1 all-day

2017–2018 License Year begins. 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.

Apr
7
Fri
Midnight Deadline: 2017-2018 Harvest Report (Avoid Application Rejection)
Apr 7 all-day

Deadline to submit 2016–2017 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 harvest results for these species by this date will result in rejection of all applications.

Season Begins: 2017 Spring Youth-Only Turkey
Apr 7 all-day

Spring youth-only turkey season begins. See the 2017-2018 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info booklet.

Apr
15
Sat
Season Begins: 2017 Spring Turkey
Apr 15 all-day

Spring turkey season begins. See the 2017-2018 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info booklet.

Apr
26
Wed
Results: 2017 Big Game Draw License
Apr 26 all-day

Big-game Draw License results available online (onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us), by telephone  (Game & Fish Information Center at 888-248-6866 Monday- Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm), or at NMDGF offices.

Aug
23
Wed
Deadline: 2017 Pheasant Draw Hunts
Aug 23 all-day

Deadline to apply for pheasant draw hunts. For details see the 2017-2018 Hunting Rules and Info booklet.

Sep
1
Fri
Season Begins: 2017 Fall Archery-Only Turkey
Sep 1 all-day

Fall archery-only turkey season begins. See the 2017-2018 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info booklet.

Season Begins: 2017 Grouse & Squirrel
Sep 1 all-day