New Mexico Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 1 –
February 15, 2019

New Mexico Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$15

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

Special Permits:
Habitat Management $5

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
 

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Gambel's Quail

New Mexico Gambel’s Quail Season

November 15 -February 15, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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 6 – December 9, 2018
*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, 2018

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession

New Mexico Sunset

Embrace the Hunting Curve

I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … Read more

Bald Eagle

The Battle for Your Land Draws Nigh

For those not paying close attention to politicians over the last couple of years — at this point many of us would actually like to completely ignore the political circus — there are a group of D.C. elites attempting to swindle the American people of their land. The effort is led by a couple of … Read more