Publication Library

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Publications include annual Hunting Rules & Info booklets, issues of New Mexico Wildlife (see also http://magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us), Annual Reports, Economic Contributions of Fishing, Hunting, & Trapping, as well as coloring books and wildlife brochures.

2022-2023 Hunting & Fishing

The 2022-2023 New Mexico Hunting Rules and Information provides essential information about hunting in New Mexico. The rules booklet contains information about licenses and fees, carcass tagging procedures, descriptions of public and private-land uses, definition of criminal trespass, hunter education, the Mentored-Youth Hunter Program, off-highway vehicle use, Operation Game Thief and much more.

2021-2022 Hunting & Fishing

2020-2021 Hunting & Fishing

2019-2020 Hunting & Fishing

 

New Mexico Wildlife

New Mexico Wildlife - NMDGF magazine now available online - magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us

New Mexico Wildlife is an online magazine produced by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish with a focus on department activities, native wildlife and outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing. The magazine is available by PDF or the New Mexico Wildlife website: http://magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us. New Mexico Wildlife also releases monthly e-newsletters and special edition e-newsletters with exclusive content supplementing the seasonal PDF magazines. Sign up for e-newsletter updates here: magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us.

Contents
2 News & Information
4 Share with Wildlife
5 More News and Information
6 Ephemeral waters: Department, conservation group partner to restore playas
10 Department navigates COVID-19 restrictions to conduct research and public outreach
14 Backcrossing to the future: Genetic intervention for Gila trout
18 A fishy community focused on the long game
19 The San Juan River: An officer’s perspective
20 Fire as a management tool
22 Photographer’s Lens: Oryx at White Sands
26 Recipe: Smoked duck breasts
27 10 tips for surviving a winter night in the wilderness
28 Kids Tracks
30 Operation Game Thief

Archived New Mexico Wildlife

Making Tracks: A Century of Wildlife Management

History of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish: Making tracks: a century of wildlife management, by John Crenshaw, New Mexico Wildlife magazine.
Now available online, A Century of Wildlife Management originally appeared between Winter 2002-03 through Summer 2005 in the pages of New Mexico Wildlife magazine. The 9-part series was created by John Crenshaw – writer, outdoorsman, and retired chief of the Department of Game and Fish Public Information and Outreach Division.

“New Mexico’s first territorial game warden was appointed in 1903. There was no school of wildlife management, no state fish hatchery system and few, if any, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and elk.

The Department of Game and Fish has grown out of that first appointment […]. Their mission is to provide the people of New Mexico with a flexible system of fish and wildlife management that perpetuates the state’s vast wealth of wildlife species.

During the last century of challenge, the agency has restored elk […]; put Bighorn sheep back on the mountains; constructed and reconstructed six fish hatcheries […]. Along the trail the Department has assumed new responsibilities as the public’s desire to retain its wildlife heritage embraced species once believed less than desirable.

[With this 9-part series of New Mexico Wildlife, we look…] at the tracks this outfit made during its first century. Those tracks lead to the highest peak, and to the hottest desert, anywhere wildlife might need a helping hand.”

– John Crenshaw, Making tracks: a century of wildlife management, New Mexico Wildlife (Winter 2002-03, Vol 47 Num 4) .

Continue reading the full series A Century of Wildlife Management now mobile accessible on the new New Mexico Wildlife magazine website. (New Mexico Wildlife is a quarterly magazine produced by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish with a focus on department activities, native wildlife and outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing).

Wildlife Publications

Education & Conservation

Download free PDF Wildlife Notes offering educational information on New Mexico's diverse animals.

Wildlife Notes (click and scroll to see more) offer educational PDF’s on the wide variety of species that call New Mexico home. Select from the drop-down menus to download these printable pages to your local computer.

More Education & Conservation

Coloring books, brochures, and more available here and in our Education Materials section.

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Free PDF downloadable coloring books featuring New Mexico wildlife and habitat landscapes. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish educational materials.

 

Studies

The Economic Contributions of Fishing, Hunting, & Trapping in New Mexico 2013

Economic Study

New Mexico’s hunters and anglers contribute more than $613 million to the state’s economy.

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Press Release: Study: N.M. hunters, anglers spend more than $613 million

 

Reports

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish - FY23 Budget Report

FY23 Budget Report

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Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2017, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Annual Reports

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Annual Reports by Fiscal Year

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NMDGF Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2017

NMDGF Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2016

NMDGF Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2015

Summaries

Nongame Summary

Nongame Summary 2014-2019

Plans

2015 Statewide Fisheries Management Plan - New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Fisheries

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2016 Statewide Fisheries Management Plan. Approved by the New Mexico State Game Commission on April 14, 2016.

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