Rules & Information Books
2023-2024 Hunting & Fishing
The 2023-2024 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.
2022-2023 Hunting & Fishing
2021-2022 Hunting & Fishing
2020-2021 Hunting & Fishing
New Mexico Wildlife
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.
Making Tracks: A Century of Wildlife Management
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).
Education & Conservation
Coloring books, brochures, and more available here and in our Education Materials section.
Reports & Studies
New Mexico’s hunters and anglers contribute more than $613 million to the state’s economy.
NMDGF Economics Of Fishing Hunting And Trapping
Press Release: Study: N.M. hunters, anglers spend more than $613 million
Laguna del Campo Engineering Studies
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Annual Reports by Fiscal Year
NMDGF Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2017
NMDGF Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2016
NMDGF Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2015
PDF downloads:NMDGF Fisheries Management Plan 2022
2016 Statewide Fisheries Management Plan. Approved by the New Mexico State Game Commission on April 14, 2016.Double E Ranch Management Plan 2017
River Ranch Management Plan 2016