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New Mexico Hunting Season 2023

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.

New Mexico Hunting Seasons

New Mexico Hunting Season Dates

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.

New Mexico Deer Season 2023

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

New Mexico Wild Turkey Season 2023

Fall General Season Archery/Bow Only: September 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023
Fall General Season Firearms: November 1, 2023 - November 30, 2023

New Mexico Small Game Seasons 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

New Mexico Hunting Zones 2023

See the map below for a breakdown of NM's hunting zones:

New Mexico Bag Limits 2023

Bag limits vary so you're going to want to consult the official site.

New Mexico Hunting License 2023

If you would like, purchase a license at:

Game hunting$15$65
Game hunting & fishing
Private land only deer
license- standard
Turkey license$25$100
Bear License$47$260

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.

Draw licenseResidentsNonresidents
Standard Elk
Mature Bull$90$548
Either Sex$90$548
Quality or High Demand Elk
Mature Bull$90$773
Either Sex$90$773
Deer License
High Demand HD$41$368

New Mexico Hunting Regulations 2023

Helpful Resources

Official State Site:

Can you hunt coyotes at night in New Mexico?

Nope, sorry, hunting coyotes at night is not allowed in NM.

When does hunting season start in New Mexico?

It depends what you're hunting, but the premium statewide deer hunt is from September 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024 in NM.

When is deer hunting season in New Mexico?

Deer season opens September 1, 2023 in NM.

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