New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027


Services available for NM’s hunters, anglers and outdoor recreationalists

SANTA FE – It’s important for agencies like the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to do their part to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and you can help too.

At this time the Department encourages hunters and anglers to utilize the many online and phone services available.

Customers seeking general information including; license sales and harvest reporting can still reach the Department by phone at 505-476-8000 or toll-free at 1-888-248-6866. They can reach the Department by email, or visit online at Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased online at

The New Mexico Game and Fish Department offers educational activities for youth and families. New Mexico wildlife and wildlife management lessons can be downloaded online at

Depredation reports may also be reported by phone at 1-888-248-6866.

Reports to Operation Game Thief can be made immediately by calling 1-800-432-4263 or by filling out the Department’s online form at

The Department’s Hunter Education Program can be reached by phone at (505) 222-4731 or by email at The minimum age for students to complete the online Hunter Education program has been reduced to 10. Online course options that meet certification requirements are available at under the Online Options tab.

Information, applications and forms for the Department’s Elk Private Lands Use System (EPLUS) are available online at Questions may be directed by email to Bob Osborn,, Rex Martensen, or Aaron Roberts,

Project proponents needing or wanting a review by Department staff can submit a project, and receive a timely response, through the Department’s Environmental Review Tool found on the Department’s Conservation Page at

The Department’s Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program can be reached by phone at (505) 222-4728 or email at Online course options that meet safety certification requirements are available at under the Online Training tab.

Customers can also interact with Department staff, working our social media channels, by following us on Facebook at, Twitter at, Instagram at and on YouTube at