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Hunting Information  

Last Updated: 6/19/2014

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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. 


Information:  Open Gate funds are used to compensate landowner for public fishing access to 1.25 miles of shoreline along the Rio Penasco.

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

Permitted Uses: Fishing 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




Open through March 31, 2015


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. 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: 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.

  • Artificial fly or lure with a single, barbless hook only.
  • Bag limit of 2 rainbow trout of any length per day.
  • Catch and release only allowed for all brown trout.
  • 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 consumption of alcoholic beverages, picnicking, or swimming
  • No camping.

  • No fires.
  • No littering

  • Access allowed from sunrise to sunset.

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