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New Mexico Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 1 – 
February 15, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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 7 – December 10, 2017
*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, 2017

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

Lab in a Watering Hole

Getting to Know the Rubys a Foot at a Time

Going from barely above sea level to over 8,000 feet in the span of a few days is challenging. So I’ve elected to start this hunt just focusing on the next step.  Sure I’m here to bird hunt. But right now we just have to get  legs and lungs acclimated to this new environment. I … 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
Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more

Brian Koch