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New Mexico Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 1 – 
February 15, 2017

New Mexico Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$15

Non-Resident License Fees:
$65
4-Day $33

Special Permits:
Habitat Management $4

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Gambel's Quail

New Mexico Gambel’s Quail Season

November 15 -February 15, 2017

Limits: 15 per day, 30 possession (in aggregate with other quail, max 5/10 Mearns)

Mearns Quail

New Mexico Mearn’s Quail Season

November 15 -February 15, 2017

Limits: 15 per day, 30 possession (in aggregate with other quail, max 5/10 Mearns)

Bobwhite Quail

New Mexico Bobwhite Quail Season

November 15 -February 15, 2017

Limits: 15 per day, 30 possession (in aggregate with other quail, max 5/10 Mearns)

Scaled Quail

New Mexico Scaled Quail Season

November 15 -February 15, 2017

Limits: 15 per day, 30 possession (in aggregate with other quail, max 5/10 Mearns)

Ring-Necked Pheasant

New Mexico Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

December 8 – December 11, 2016
*Dates vary in certain hunt areas, with permits.

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Blue Grouse

New Mexico Blue Grouse Season

September 1 – November 30, 2016

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Alaska Mountains

The Alaska Standoff

Alaska and I are at odds. I’m here to take her birds. She’s not giving them up easily. I’m to earn them one vertical foot at a time until she has determined that sufficient  toll has been collected. She’s happy to show amazing places, jaw-dropping beauty, an abundance of nature viewing unrivaled anywhere else in … Read more

Brian Koch
Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch
Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more

Brian Koch