Migratory Game Bird
Notice 02-01-2019: Bernardo Free Light Goose Conservation Order Permit Holders
Unit D Ponds on Bernardo WMA have no water and are dry due to MRGCD construction project.
Migratory game birds include mourning and white-winged dove, band-tailed pigeon (see also this dove and band-tailed pigeon USFW identification guide), sandhill crane, ducks, geese, coot, common moorhen, snipe, sora and Virginia rail. For more in-depth hunting and license information, reference the New Mexico Migratory Game Bird Hunting Supplement.
Season dates and bag/possession limits are not final until published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in the “Federal Register” available online: www.federalregister.gov/agencies/fish-and-wildlife-service.
Migratory Game Bird Permits
Free Regular-season Sandhill Crane Permit
Crane Hunt Letters
Check back for updates.
Special Sandhill Crane Permits
Light and Dark Goose Hunts
Free Band-tailed Pigeon Permit
Free Light Goose Conservation Order Permit
Storage, Transportation and Shipment
Legal Sporting Arms
Nontoxic Shot Mandatory
Nontoxic shot includes: bismuth-tin, iron (steel), copper-clad iron, iron-tungsten, iron-tungsten-nickel, tungsten-bronze, tungsten-iron-copper-nickel, tungsten matrix, tungsten polymer, tungsten-tin-iron, tungsten-tin-bismuth, tungsten-tin-iron-nickel and tungsten-iron-polymer.