New Mexico Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to the New MexicoHunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2019-2020.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out "When Is Hunting Season for New Mexico Hunting Seasons?"

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

New Mexico Hunting Seasons provides a very wide range of game during the hunting season. Some of the species hunters have opportunities to hunt during hunting season include the following:-

Barbary sheep, Bear, Bighorn Sheep, Cougar, Oryx, Ibex, Javelina, Deer, Elk, Hogs, Turkey and a wide range of small game and game bird hunting exists.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority's Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

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Elk Hunting Season
Hog Hunting Season

New Mexico

Deer and Elk Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Deer General Firearms

Sept 1-Dec 1

Deer Muzzleloader

Sept 27-Oct 3

Deer Bow

Sept 1-24 & Jan 15 (2020)

Deer Firearms (Youth)

Nov 23-Dec 1

Deer Bow (Youth)

Sept 1-24 & Jan 1-15 (2020)

Elk Firearms

Oct 12-Jan 31

Elk Muzzleloader

Oct 5 - Dec 18

Elk Bow

Sept 1 -Sept 24

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

New Mexico

Turkey Hunting Season

New Mexico offers three Turkey species. Merriam's, Rio Grande and Goulds. Great news for hunters chasing the Turkey Grand Slam.

The New Mexico Department of Game and fish makes the following comments about the State's Turkey hunting opportunities.


"The wild turkey is the largest game bird in the United States. Though wild turkey populations decreased with overhunting in the late 1800s, translocation of birds has helped to re-establish turkeys throughout much of their native range. Transplants have occurred in New Mexico since 1939 to reintroduce turkeys to their native historic range, and to improve genetics in isolated population areas."

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Firearms

Apr 15-May 10 & Nov 1-30

Bow

Sept 1-30

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

 New Mexico

Small Game Hunting Season

The New Mexico Department of Game and fish makes the following comments about hog hunting. ​


"Feral hogs damage habitat, contaminate water and compete with native wildlife. Because of the negative impact this non-native intruder causes, anyone may hunt feral hogs year-round without a license."

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Hogs

Open all Year

Javelina

Jan 1 - Mar 1 & Mar 30 -May 5

Squirrel

Sept 1-Nov 30

Coyote

Open All Year

Fox

Nov 1 - Mar 15

Bobcat

Nov 1 - Mar 15

Raccoon

Apr 1-May 15 & Sept 1 -Mar 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

New Mexico

Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Pheasants

Dec 12-15

Quail

Nov 15-Feb 15

Grouse

Sept 1 - Nov 30

Dove 

Sept 1 - Oct 28 & Dec 1-Jan 1 (2020)

Duck

Oct 19 - Jan 31

Goose

Sept 21-Oct 6 & Nov 2-Jan 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Game bird hunting varies widely by hunting unit.

New Mexico

Bear Hunting Season

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

General

Aug 16-Nov 30

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

New Mexico

Game Hunting Season

New Mexico offers the hunter some unique species to hunt during the New Mexico hunting season. Animals include Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Cougar, Ibex and Oryx.

Hunting Category

Hunting Season 2019-2020*

Barbary Sheep

Oct 12-Feb 28

Bighorn Sheep

Sept 1-Jan 31

Ibex

Oct 1-March 22

Oryx

Sept 13-March 1

Pronghorn

Aug 17-Dec 15

Cougar

Apr 1-March 31

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Dates vary between Firearms (listed above) and Bow seasons.

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Good Luck!!

Paul

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