About Hunting in New Mexico
There are two different types of deer you’re able to hunt in this state. One of which is the Rocky Mountain mule deer and the other desert mule deer. Rocky mountain mule deer are found in the northern two thirds of the state and desert mule deer in the southern third.
Essentially it is the mission to conserve, regulate and protect the wildlife using a sustainable use for food, recreation and safety. The reason we are conserving is because generations will be able to enjoy the fun for everyone. With funds for hunting, trapping and fishing service are far extended beyond simple patrolling for poachers.
Highly qualified biologists use science to manage the state’s wildlife for more than 100,000 hunters and 800,000 enthusiasts to enjoy. More than 100 skilled and professionally trained conservation officers to keep people wildlife and property out of jeopardy.
New Mexico Hunting Seasons
Big Game: Bighorn Sheep, Deer, Elk, Pronghorn antelope, Cougar, Javelina
Small Game: Squirrels, Oryx, Ibex
Birds: Migratory game birds, Turkey, Grouse
New Mexico Hunting Season Dates 2021
New Mexico Deer Season Dates
|Bow||Sept 1-24||NW, NE|
|Muzzle||Sept 27- Oct 3||NW, NE|
|Oct 3- 7||NW|
|Any Legal||Oct 17-21||NW|
|Oct 24- 28||NE, NW|
|Oct 31- Nov 4||NE, NW|
|Nov 10- 16||NW|
General deer season starts sept 1- nov 29 and elk season from Sept 1- Jan 31, pronghorn seasons are aug 1 – dec 15. Bighorn sheep seasons start aug 6 – Jan 3.
New Mexico Hunting License
If you would like, purchase a license at : https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/
|Game hunting & fishing|
|Private land only deer|
|Quality or High Demand Elk|
|High Demand HD||$41||$368|
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This is a great state to be a part of, with the rocky ridges and culture that dates far back into time getting the chance to spend the most time with all of the animals and feel closer to the land is truly possible here. The opportunity to seize every moment and make it count while breathing in the mountain air that the snow and rocky terrain provides are the perfect way to enjoy your experience that is so close to nature.
Links to Official Sites
Buy license in New Mexico: https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/
New Mexico State Regulation Site: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/hunting/
Link to State PDF: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/download/publications/rib/2021/hunting/2021_2022-New-Mexico-Hunting-Rules-and-Info.pdf