• New Mexico Big Game Species

    - BIG GAME SPECIES:
    Deer
    Elk
    Antelope
    Ibex Goat
    Oryx Antelope
    Bear
    Javelina
    Bighorn Sheep

    - SMALL GAME SPECIES:
    Furbearer

    - BIRDS:
    Turkey
    Migratory Game Birds
    Upland Game Birds

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  • Important Links

    https://www.fws.gov/visit-us

  • New Mexico State Wildlife Office

    New Mexico Game & Fish
    https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/hunting/
    1 Wildlife Way
    Sante Fe, NM 87507
    505-476-8000
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  • New Mexico Hunting Information

    Residents are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in the state of New Mexico.
    Residents who are active duty members of the military or honorably discharged veterans may received a 50% discount on all licenses, permits, and stamps. Residents who have a 100% service related disability may be eligible for a lifetime hunting license free of charge. Resident veterans with a disability may be eligible for a hunting license at a reduced fee. Residents who are members of the National Guard or U.S. Armed Forces, called to active duty on or after April 3, 2003 are eligible for a hunting license free of charge one year after deactivation and return to New Mexico.
    Residents deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan are eligible for an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime oryx hunt.
    Non-residents are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in the state of New Mexico.
    Residency requires an individual must have resided within New Mexico for at least 90 days immediately preceding applying for and obtaining a hunting license, and do not claim residency elsewhere.
    a citizen of another country who has legally resided in New Mexico for at least 90 days.
    A member of the U.S. military permanently assigned to a location within New Mexico.
    A member of the U.S. military stationed at Fort Bliss.
    A resident must pay an annual small game hunting license fee of $15.
    A resident junior must pay an annual small game annual hunting license fee of $10.
    A resident senior must pay an annual small game hunting license fee of $10
    A resident disabled veteran must pay an annual small game hunting and fishing combination license fee of $10.
    A resident must pay an annual trapping license fee of $20
    A resident junior (ages 12-17) must pay an annual trapping license fee of $9.
    A non-resident must pay an annual small game hunting license fee of $65, 4-day small game hunting license fee of $33.
    A non-resident must pay an annual trapping license fee of $345.
    Residents and non-residents must obtain additional licenses or permits for hunting deer, antelope, bear, oryx, cougar, turkey, sheep, and ibex.

    "Hunting Laws by State" FindLaw, https://www.findlaw.com/state/state-fish-and-game-laws/hunting-laws-by-state-findlaw.html. Accessed July 15, 2022.

Military, Veterans, Seniors, Disabled, and Children receive significant discounts from liscenses and other fees. Check out New Mexico State Wildlife website for a full breakdown.

2022 Fees

Yearly and Seasonal Base License:

Ownership of a New Mexico hunting lisence may or may not be required to apply, purchase, or earn points for game tags.

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BIG GAME Tag Application Fees

Application fees are non-refundable. The State of New Mexico uses these funds to support wildlife conservation.

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BIG GAME Tags

TAG FEES paid at the time of issuance (if selected):

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*Prices may vary. Please check the New Mexico State Wildlife website for the most up to date information.

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