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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

Montana Bird Hunting

Kicking Off the 2013 Upland Season in Montana

When you are about to drive 1500 miles to hunt birds, the last thing you want to do is forget something. Rural Montana isn’t the easiest place to find gear that you left behind. Because it’s the first hunt of the year, I try and pack over the course of a couple weeks. Sounds crazy, … Read more

Brian Koch
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

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