Game Bird Maps

Game Bird Maps 2016-11-14T12:44:51+00:00

Migratory Game Bird Maps

Regulated Areas

National Parks and Monuments
Closed to all hunting (except as permitted).

National Wildlife Refuges
Closed to all hunting unless specified open under federal refuge regulations to hunting of particular species. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) approved nontoxic shot is required for hunting on all national wildlife refuges.

Native American Tribal Lands
Check with tribal officials about hunting on tribal lands.

McGregor Range in Unit 28
For access information, contact the Fort Bliss U.S. Army Office: (915) 569-9505.

Jornada Experimental Station
Jornada Experimental Station in Doña Ana County is closed to all public access without an escort.

Chihuahuan Desert Research Center
The Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center (College Ranch) is closed to public access. Telephone: (575) 646-2807 or visit online: http://chihuahuansc.nmsu.edu/index.html.

Rio Grande Gorge
Orilla Verde Recreation Area (BLM) is closed to hunting.

Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District
Telephone: (505) 864-7466 for more information and to obtain access along the Rio Grande.

Portions of the Rio Grande in Valencia County
In the interest of public safety, areas posted along the Rio Grande in Valencia County are closed to migratory bird hunting. For more information regarding closures contact the NMDGF Northwest Office: (505) 222-4700.

Lower Rio Grande Valley
Please refer to the Lower Rio Grande Valley maps available online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us

New Mexico State Parks
Closed to all hunting except in designated areas. Contact state park superintendents for designated hunting areas and directions or telephone: (505) 827-7173.

  1. Bluewater, Caballo, El Vado, Heron, Conchas, Ute, Elephant Butte and Sumner Lake State Parks: Open for common snipe, sora, Virginia rail and waterfowl.
  2. Navajo Lake State Park: Open for common snipe, sora, Virginia rail and waterfowl. Closed areas include: Navajo Dam stilling basin includes the area from the crest of the bluff above the north bank of the San Juan River, to N.M. Hwy. 511 on the south side of the river for 1/4 mile downstream from the dam; Cottonwood Campground and Day Use Area from the lower boundary of the Quality Waters to a fence 1/4 mile downstream from the Cottonwood Day Use Area; Pine and Sims Mesa Recreation Area; and Navajo Reservoir Recreation Area south end.
  3. Rio Grande Valley State Park: Closed to all hunting (no designated areas).Areas Owned or Managed by the New Mexico State Game Commission

Areas Owned or Managed by the New Mexico State Game Commission
USFWS-approved nontoxic shot is required for hunting on all New Mexico State Game Commission owned or managed areas. Vehicle use is restricted to designated areas. Legal shooting hours are listed on page 4. New Mexico State Game Commission owned or managed areas not specifically listed as open below or on pages 14–15 are closed to hunting for species listed in the booklet.

  1. The W.S. Huey Management Area is open to hunting for dove on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday during established seasons.
  2. Socorro-Escondida Wildlife Management Area is open to migratory game bird hunting during established seasons.
  3. All Prairie Chicken Conservation Areas are open for dove hunting during established seasons.
  4. Sandhill Prairie Conservation Area is open for dove during established seasons.
  5. Bernardo Wildlife Management Area is open for September teal and other migratory game bird hunting. For area and species restrictions see pages 14–15.
  6. La Joya Wildlife Management area is open for dove, September teal and other migratory game bird hunting. For area and species restrictions see pages 14–15.
  7. Seven Rivers is open to dove, September teal and other migratory game bird hunting. For area and species restrictions see pages 14–15.
  8. Wildlife Management Areas open to dove and band-tailed pigeon hunting include: Sargent, Humphries, Rio Chama, Urraca, Colin Neblett, Water Canyon, Marquez and E.S. Barker
  9. Brantley (excluding Seven Rivers) is open for September teal, sandhill crane, dove and other migratory game bird hunting during established seasons (page 14).