We set out to create the most simplified guide to New Mexico hunting seasons for 2022-2023.
Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?
Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.
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Arizona regulates its hunting seasons by region, and many of its hunts are by lottery permit only. For these reasons, it is important to visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department website for additional details before heading out to hunt. Season dates vary by zone, specifically for Rocky Mountain and Desert bighorn sheep.
Archery/Bow: September 1, 2021 - September 24, 2021 and January 1, 2022 - January 15, 2022
Muzzleloader: September 27, 2021 - October 3, 2021
General Season: September 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022
Fall General Season Archery/Bow Only: September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021
Fall General Season Firearms: November 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021
Quail: November 15, 2021 - February 15, 2022
Dusky Blue Grouse: September 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021
Eurasian Collared-Dove: April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2022
Pheasant: December 9, 2021 - December 12, 2021
Squirrel: September 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021
See the map below for a breakdown of NM's hunting zones:
Bag limits vary so you're going to want to consult the official site.
If you would like, purchase a license at: https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/
Draw licenses authorize the hunter to hunt on any open public land within the specified unit or hunt area and on any private land in that unit (except Units 4 and 5A), with written permission from the landowner of the property.
Official State Site: https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us