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Hunting Information 4 

Last Updated: 5/28/2014

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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: 17


Information:  Open Gate funds are used to pay an access fee to the landowner for granting a right-of-way across the landowner's property so that outdoor recreationalists may have better access to US Forest Service lands. 

Permitted Uses: Public travel across the landowner's property is only permitted on the designated roadway as specified in the Open Gate right of way 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 right of way agreement and is restricted to the following:


Permitted Use
Available Dates


Public travel across the property on the designated roadway connecting to US Forest Service lands as shown on the attached Boundary Map.
Year-round, through August 9, 2022
Game in the area may include deer, elk, turkey, bear, cougar, furbearers, dove, quail, squirrel and nongame species


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. 

  • Travel on private property is restricted to designated roads for ingress and egress to neighboring State Trust, State Game Commision owned, and Federal lands
  • No hunting, fishing, or trapping on private property without written permission or consent of landowner

  • No littering
  • No destructive acts, including vandalism, theft, removal or defacing natural features, resources or signs

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