Antelope Private Lands

A-PLUS: Antelope Private Lands Use System (New Mexico Game and Fish) recognizes the contribution of landowners to antelope management and offers sport hunting opportunities. (Photo by Martin Perea).

Hunters can purchase antelope private-land licenses online. Follow the instructions below to purchase your private-land antelope license through the Online License System.

New! At its May 22, 2018 meeting the New Mexico State Game Commission voted to adopt a proposal eliminating the A-PLUS rule and now allowing the sale of private land pronghorn hunting licenses over-the-counter for private deeded land beginning with the 2019-2020 license year. This program will be run similar to how private land deer licenses are issued and sold.

After April 1, 2019 hunters will purchase their private land pronghorn licenses over-the-counter from a Game and Fish office or a license vendor. This license will be valid only on the private deeded land of the landowner who has granted permission. In addition to a valid private land pronghorn license and carcass/horn tag, hunters must have and carry with them written permission from the landowner.

Under the new rule landowners who are conducting and maintaining substantial habitat improvements and/or land management practices may apply for the Pronghorn Conservation Recognition Program. Landowners whose applications are approved and management plans accepted may be granted alternative season dates as approved by the department.

The new rule also includes a Ranch-wide agreement option which would allow a landowner to enroll the ranch’s private deeded and public leased acres as one contiguous ranch.

More information about pronghorn hunting for the 2019-2020 license year will be available online in the near future.

A separate carcass tag and antler/horn tag (if applicable) now is required for all big-game and turkey hunts.

Links to Rule

19.31.15 Pronghorn Antelope Rule (link)

19.31.3 Hunting and Fishing License Application Rule (link)