We set out to create the most simplified guide to New Mexico hunting seasons for 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.
Looking for info on New Mexico's hunting seasons? You can participate in small game hunting, plus there is big game hunting to try for all ages. Arizona also participates in the lottery which helps maintain healthy, sustainable wildlife populations and habitats.
Archery/Bow: September 1, 2023 - September 24, 2023 and January 1, 2024 - January 15, 2024
Muzzleloader: September 27, 2023 - October 3, 2023
General Season: September 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024
Fall General Season Archery/Bow Only: September 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023
Fall General Season Firearms: November 1, 2023 - November 30, 2023
Quail: November 15, 2023 - February 15, 2024
Dusky Blue Grouse: September 1, 2023 - November 30, 2023
Eurasian Collared-Dove: April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024
Pheasant: December 9, 2023 - December 12, 2023
Squirrel: September 1, 2023 - November 30, 2023
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