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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

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
Kansas Sunset

Kansas Bird Hunting in Perspective

I make the annual pilgrimage to Kansas to reunite with old friends and family.  It reminds me of where my passion for bird hunting was first kindled.  Because this year was no exception to the rule, Kansas seemed like the right place to bring together our young Jornada Llewellin Rio with our veteran flusher Wyatt … Read more

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South Dakota Hunting

South Dakota’s Ringed Circus (part 1)

It may not be the greatest show on Earth, but for those in pursuit of the  Chinese Rooster it’s not far from it. I rolled into the Black Hills of western Dakota a week before the trumpeted pheasant opener in order to get some spring back in the legs and give Wyatt, my black lab … Read more

Brian Koch