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.

 

Mar
22
Wed
Deadline: 2016–2017 Late Harvest Reports
Mar 22 all-day

Deadline to submit late 2016–2017 harvest reports for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and turkey ($8 late fee applies). Reporting is required for all 2016–2017 license holders to be eligible for 2017–2018 draw licenses. 

Failure to report for these species by this date will result in rejection of all draw applications. Additional species hunting and trapping harvest-result reporting deadlines are listed in 2017-2018 Hunting Rules & Info Book (click here).

Deadline: 2017 Big-Game Draw Application
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for 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).

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. 

2017-2018 Hunting Rules & Info (click here).

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.