NEW Mandatory Harvest Reporting Requirements
For the 2013–14 license year, harvest reports will be mandatory for all deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, javelina, Barbary sheep, oryx, ibex, turkey and furbearer license holders to remain eligible the following year for draw hunts, population management hunts, private-land authorizations or trapper licenses. To avoid late fees, harvest reporting deadlines are Feb. 15, 2014: Deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and turkey hunters; and Apr. 7, 2014: Javelina, Barbary sheep, oryx, ibex hunters and furbearer hunters and trappers.
Print Your Own Licenses and Permits
Beginning April 1, all types of licenses are available online and can be printed on standard paper with any printer. Login to your account and select My Purchases to print your license(s). Licenses and permits will no longer be mailed, unless requested by toll-free telephone: 1-888-248-6866. Printed licenses and permits also may be requested at NMDGF offices in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Raton, Roswell and Las Cruces.
Customer ID Number (CIN) Is Required
Each hunter applying for a draw hunt, every student registering for a hunter/bowhunter education class, or any hunter or trapper reporting his/her harvest must obtain a personal Customer Identification Number (CIN). CINs are free of charge and available online at www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Before applying, registering or reporting, all hunters must verify their CIN account information is current and correct.
New Mentored-Youth Hunter Program
Upon completion of this program, youth hunters, regardless of age, can purchase any firearm license, including Game-hunting License or Game-hunting & Fishing License, as well as apply for draw hunts. Click here for more information.
Crossbow Use for Mobility-Impaired Hunts
Certified mobility-impaired hunters may now use crossbows during any season.
Raccoon Hunting with Artificial Light
During open season, raccoon hunters possessing a valid Trapper License may hunt raccoons with the aid of artificial light.