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Hunting Information  

Last Updated: 9/5/2014

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Please check the Open Gate Participating Property’s page

before using the property to make sure that it is available for the current license year.

Open Gate properties are private lands leased by NMDGF to provide access to the public for hunting, fishing and trapping. 

They are available to us only as long as we treat them with respect and keep them clean.

Landowner participation is voluntary.





Directions: You may create your own custom driving directions to the property using the Google Maps link at the bottom of this page. The directions provided by Google are for planning purposes only. Travel conditions may vary, please plan accordingly. 


GMU: 40

Habitat: Grassland, Scrub-woodland, Cropland, Wetland, and Riparian 

Information:  Open Gate funds are used to compensate the landowner for public hunting and trapping access to 7,426 private acres on a per acre basis.

Purpose: The purpose of this lease is to provide access to properly licensed and license-exempt hunters and trappers on or through the property owned by the landowner.

Permitted Uses: Hunting and trapping is 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 uses:


Permitted Use
Available Dates


Dove Hunting
Mourning and white-winged dove
Quail Hunting Nov.15-Feb.15,'15  
Turkey Hunting

Any Legal Sporting Arm:

Nov. 1-30

Archery Only:


Deer Hunting

Any Legal Sporting Arm:

Nov.1-5 & 15-19

Archery Only:

Sept.1-24 & Jan.1-15,'15



Protected Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Nov.1, 2014-Mar.15, 2015 Bobcat season only


Property Rules: The following rules will be posted on this property and enforced at the discretion of the Department of Game and Fish. Violation of any rules will subject a person to criminal liability for trespass, as provided by New Mexico law. 

  • Use of this Open Gate Property is restricted to properly licensed sportspersons for the following activities: dove hunting, quail hunting, turkey hunting, deer hunting, and protected furbearer hunting and trapping.
  • 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.

Maps:   Click Here For Boundary Map      Get Driving Directions Using Google Maps