146 Roswell

146 Roswell 2017-08-14T11:52:42+00:00

Open Gate Property 146 (Roswell, NM)

Open Gate is a program that leases private lands to improve public access for hunting, fishing, and trapping. Open Gate leases are funded exclusively by hunters, anglers, and trappers through the purchase of the Habitat Management & Access Validation: HMAV.

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Big-Game Units 32 and 33 (Unit Maps on Website)

Open Gate Boundary Map OG-146 Roswell

Information: This property consists of 119 acres located on the border of GMU 32/33, approximately 10 miles east of Roswell, NM off Highway 70 going northeast. This working cattle ranch also accesses 0.4 miles (one bank) of the Pecos River, in the Bob Crosby Draw, near the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge – Salt Creek Wilderness. The property is predominantly covered by a mixture of grasses, cottonwoods, willows, mesquite, and brush. The property provides good fishing for catfish and bass, and hunting opportunities for game birds. Some deer can be found throughout the area as well. The property also improves access to a considerable amount of public land.

Permitted Activities: Hunting and fishing are only permitted on this property during the seasons and dates specified in the Open Gate lease agreement between the Department of Game and Fish and the landowner. Access to the property is subject to the terms and conditions in the Open Gate lease agreement and is restricted to the following permitted activities:

Permitted Activities Available Dates Remarks
Dove Hunting (Mourning, White-winged and Eurasian Collared Doves, and Band-tailed Pigeon) Dove South Zone: Sept. 1-Oct. 29 and Dec. 2-Jan.1 ’18

Band-Tailed Pigeon – Regular Season: Sept. 1-14

Dove Bag/Possession: 15 Singly or Aggregate/45 In Possession

Band-Tailed Bag/Possession: 2 Per Day/6 In Possession

Quail Hunting Nov. 15, 2017 –
Feb. 15, 2018
 15 per day (no more than 5 Montezuma quail)/ 30 in possession (no more than 10 Montezuma quail).
Unit 32 Deer Hunting* Any Legal Sporting Arm:
Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2017
Nov. 11 – 15, 2017Archery Only:
Sept. 1 – 24, 2017
Jan. 1 – 15, 2018Muzzleloader:
Oct. 21 – 25, 2017
This property spans GMUs 32 and 33. See Open Gate Boundary Map OG-146 for GMU boundaries.

*Unit 32 Draw License hunters only for deer.

Unit 33 Deer Hunting* Any Legal Sporting Arm:
Nov. 4 – 8, 2017
Nov. 18 – 22, 2017Archery Only:
Sept. 1 – 24, 2017
Jan. 1 – 15, 2018Muzzleloader**:
Oct. 21 – 25, 2017
This property spans GMUs 32 and 33. See Open Gate Boundary Map OG-146 for GMU boundaries.

*Unit 33 Draw License hunters only for deer.

**Restricted Muzzleloader method only in Unit 33 (refer to rule book for definition).

Sandhill Crane Hunting*
Waterfowl – Central Flyway, South Zone: Ducks – Oct. 25-Jan. 28, ’18 For other species please see the 2017-18 New Mexico Hunting Migratory Game Bird Supplement.

Sandhill Crane: Oct. 28-Jan. 28 ’18

For Waterfowl bag limits, please see the 2017-18 New Mexico Hunting Migratory Game Bird Supplement.

Sandhill Crane Bag/Possession: *Eastern Hunt County 3 Per Day/6 In Possession

Fishing Open year round. Anglers 11 years of age and younger are not required to hold a fishing license. You may fish without a license on free fishing days. See property rules for special use restrictions.


Property Rules: The following rules will be posted on this property and enforced at the discretion of the Department of Game and Fish.

  • Use of this Open Gate Property is restricted to properly licensed sportspersons for the following activities: Dove hunting, quail hunting, waterfowl hunting, sandhill crane hunting, deer hunting, and fishing.
  • No trespassing unless you are a properly licensed sportsperson, are accompanied by a properly licensed sportsperson or are license-exempt.
  • Each properly licensed sportsperson or license-exempt person is allowed to be accompanied by no more than two guests.
  • Scouting is only permitted during the two days immediately preceding the commencement of open season dates.
  • No motor vehicle travel off designated roads or on closed roads.
  • No destructive acts, including: vandalism, graffiti, theft, removal or defacing natural features, resources or signs.
  • No target practice.
  • No consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • No camping.
  • No fires.
  • No littering
  • Access allowed from two hours before sunrise to two hours after sunset.
  • New Mexico Statute prohibits discharge of a firearm within 150 yards of a dwelling or building without permission of the structure’s owner or lessee.

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