New Mexico Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 1 – February 15, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

Limits: 5 per day, 10 possession


Bobwhite Quail

New Mexico Bobwhite Quail Season

November 15 -February 15, 2020

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, 2020

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 12 – December 15, 2019
*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, 2019

Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession