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New Mexico Small-Game Hunting Rules and Information L ic e n s e Ye a r 2 013 –2 014

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Dove, Duck, Dusky (Blue) Grouse, Goose, Pheasant, Quail, Sandhill Crane, September Teal, Band-tailed Pigeon, Squirrel Hunters, Trappers and Anglers Support Wildlife Conservation.

A Message from

Director Jim Lane Wildlife Are Held in Trust for the Public Wildlife in North America belong to no individual but are held in trust for the public by state and federal governments. This concept was established in law by the Supreme Court in 1842 and is one of the major tenets of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.

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The other major tenets of the North American Model are: • The elimination of market hunting for game. • Wildlife should be allocated through law. The killing of wildlife requires a legitimate purpose. Wildlife are international resources. Science is the proper tool to determine and discharge wildlife policy. Hunting and fishing rules and regulations should be developed through public processes that create systems of wildlife conservation and use.

Together, these seven principles have helped restore wildlife across North America during the 20th Century. They have helped end an era of wanton slaughter, when millions of bison, birds, elk and other wildlife were killed without seasons or bag limits. Today, these principles continue to guide wildlife management, and the success of the North American Model is evident every time a New Mexico resident sees the wonder of sandhill cranes along the Rio Grande or hears the bugle of a bull elk. None of this could be possible without people like you, those who hunt. Hunters provide the means from associated fees and licenses to fund wildlife management across America. This is why wildlife agencies throughout the nation are working to encourage, recruit and retain hunters like you. You make possible for all to enjoy this wonderful legacy of wildlife restoration and conservation. With the North American Model as a template, the New Mexico State Game Commission and the Department of Game and Fish will continue to provide wildlife to citizens and visitors alike. Wildlife belongs to us, the people of this nation, and we intend that it remain a source of pride for all of us in the decades to come. Thanks for all you do for conservation. I hope to see you in the field. Yours in Conservation,

Table of Contents General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv What’s New in 2013-14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 License Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 License Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 General Regulations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Criminal Trespass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Shooting Hours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Regulated Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Open Gate Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Operation Game Thief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Upland Game Seasons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Rabbits and Other Nongame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Quail, Grouse and Squirrel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Pheasant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Migratory Game Bird Seasons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Dove and Band-tailed Pigeon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Sandhill Crane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Central Flyway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Duck, American Coot, September teal, Common Moorhen, Virginia Rail, Sora, Common Snipe, Dark Goose and Light Goose

Pacific Flyway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Goose, Duck, American Coot, Common Moorhen, Sora, Virginia Rail and Common Snipe

Game Commission Owned or Managed Areas . . . . . . . 24 Dove, Band-tailed Pigeon, September teal, Sandhill Crane and Migratory Game Birds

Youth Waterfowl Season. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Falconry Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Game Donation Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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General Information

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Our Mission To conserve, regulate, propagate and protect the wildlife and fish within the State of New Mexico, using a flexible management system that ensures sustainable use for public food supply, recreation and safety—and to provide for off-highway motor vehicle recreation that recognizes cultural, historic and resource values while ensuring public safety.

New Mexico State Game Commissioners Scott Bidegain, Chairman—P.O. Box 82, Conchas Dam, NM 88416 Thomas “Dick” Salopek, Vice Chairman—975 Holcomb Road, Las Cruces, NM 88007 Dr. Tom Arvas—7905 Spain NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 Robert Espinoza, Sr.—P.O. Box 6792, Farmington, NM 87499 Paul M. Kienzle III—P.O. Box 587, Albuquerque, NM 87103-0587 William “Bill” Montoya—125 Little Creek Hills Road, Alto, NM 88312 Ralph Ramos—921 Jana Court, Las Cruces, NM 88005

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

One Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-248-6866 Jim Lane, Director Dan Brooks, Deputy Director RJ Kirkpatrick, Assistant Director Pat Block, Assistant Director Regional Offices Northwest Office: 3841 Midway Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 . . . . . (505) 222-4700 Southwest Office: 2715 Northrise Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88011 . . . . . . . (575) 532-2100 Northeast Office: 215 York Canyon Road, Raton, NM 87740 . . . . . . . . . (575) 445-2311 Southeast Office: 1912 W. Second Street, Roswell, NM 88201 . . . . . . . . (575) 624-6135

Important Telephone Numbers

General Information and License Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-248-6866 Operation Game Thief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-432-4263 24-hour Depredation Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-888-727-4883 TDD (number for hearing impaired) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (505) 476-8143

New Mexico Small-Game Hunting Rules and Information 2013–14 is published by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish / Information and Education Division, One Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507 © 2013.

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What’s New in 2013-14

Information and Online Sales: www.wildlife.state.nm.us

Apply for Draws, Purchase Licenses and Report Harvests Online or by Telphone. Licenses and permits can be purchased online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us or tollfree: 1-888-248-6866. Licenses and permits may also be purchased at New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) offices or over the counter (OTC) at local vendors. Harvest reports also may be filed online or by telephone. The NMDGF Information Center is open year-round Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (except holidays) to answer questions and assist with license issues or harvest reports.

Print Your Own Licenses and Permits All NMDGF licenses and permits are available online and may be printed on standard paper at home or wherever you prefer (pdf reader required). Licenses and permits will no longer be mailed unless requested by toll-free telephone: 1-888-248-6866. Printed licenses, permits, stamps and validations may still be purchased over the counter at local vendors or can be requested at NMDGF offices in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Raton, Roswell and Las Cruces.

Application Deadline: October 2, 2013 Deadline for all Bernardo youth waterfowl hunts, special permit sandhill crane hunts, and specialpermit pheasant hunts is Oct. 2 before 5 p.m. MDT.

New Rules for Bernardo Youth-only Waterfowl Hunts New regulations and requirements apply for the Youth-only Waterfowl hunts at Bernardo. See page 28.

License Year 2014–15: Small and Big Game Combined New Mexico hunting rules and information for small and big game will be combined into one publication for license year 2014–15. Watch online for publication in early January, 2014!

New Mentored-Youth Hunter Program

First-time hunters under 18 years of age can pass a quiz online and receive a Mentored-Youth Hunter registration number. This registration number enables a Mentored-Youth Hunter to purchase a Game-hunting License or Game-hunting & Fishing License, purchase big-game hunting licenses and apply for draw hunts. For more information, see the back cover.

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License Fees

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General Information 1. All small-game hunters must posses a Game Hunting License or Game Hunting & Fishing License. 2. All hunters, trappers or anglers must possess a Habitat Management & Access Validation, except as defined on page 3. 2. All hunters, trappers or anglers on any USDA Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management lands must possess a Habitat Improvement Stamp, except as defined on page 3. 3. All hunters of migratory birds must possess a Harvest Program Information number. 4. All hunters of waterfowl 16 years of age or older must possess a federal Duck Stamp (page 3).

Resident and Nonresident Fees License Type Resident Nonresident Game Hunting License for all small-game species . . . . . . . . . . $15 . . . . . $65 Squirrel and game birds (other than turkey)

Game Hunting & Fishing License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30 . . . . . NA Squirrel and game birds (other than turkey) and fishing

Junior Game Hunting License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10 . . . . . $15 Squirrel and game birds (other than turkey)

Junior Game Hunting & Fishing License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 . . . . . NA Squirrel and game birds (other than turkey) and fishing

Senior and Handicapped Game Hunting License . . . . . . . . . .$15 . . . . . NA Squirrel and game birds (other than turkey)

Senior and Handicapped Game Hunting & Fishing License . . . . $20 . . . . . NA Squirrel and game birds (other than turkey) and fishing

Military Game Hunting & Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20 . . . . . NA (Available at NMDGF offices, online or by telephone)

Disabled Veteran Game Hunting & Fishing License . . . . . . . . .$10 . . . . . NA (Available at NMDGF offices, online or by telephone)

Temporary (4 days) Game Hunting License . . . . . . . . . . . . . NA . . . . . $33 (Squirrel and game birds, other than turkey)

Nongame Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not Required . . $65 (Does not include trapping. For species and further information, see page 5.)

Habitat Improvement Stamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00 . . . . 5.00

(Mandatory on all USDA Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management properties. For age requirements and exceptions, see page 3.)

Habitat Management & Access Validation (HMAV) . . . . . . . . .4.00 . . . . 4.00

(This validation does not replace the Habitat Stamp. For age requirements and exceptions, see page 3.)

_______________________________________ Licenses, stamps and validations may be purchased online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us, toll-free: 1-888-248-6866, at all NMDGF offices or over the counter (OTC) at local vendors (OTC vendor fees apply). 2 NA = Not Available.

License Information Information and Online Sales: www.wildlife.state.nm.us

Habitat Management & Access Validation Once each license year (Apr. 1–Mar. 31) all hunters, trappers and anglers must purchase a Habitat Management & Access Validation. Validations are not required for hunters, trappers and anglers under 18 years of age and not required for resident anglers 70 years and older or 100%-disabled resident veterans in conjunction with their free license.

Habitat Stamp For USDA Forest Service and BLM lands in New Mexico, all hunters, trappers and anglers must purchase a Habitat Improvement Stamp. Purchased separately and valid for one license year, this stamp is not required for trappers and anglers under 12 years of age, resident anglers 70 years and older or 100%-disabled resident veterans. Funds from the Habitat Stamp are used to protect and increase wildlife and fishery habitat throughout the state. Since its inception in 1986, this program has invested more than $40 million to protect, improve and create new habitat in New Mexico.

Duck Stamp All hunters of waterfowl who are 16 years of age or older must possess a federal Migratory Bird Hunting & Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp), available online: www.duckstamp.com and at U.S. Post Offices, NMDGF offices and license some vendors (check for availablility).

Hunter Education or Mentored Youth Number Required Before purchasing any type of firearm hunting license, individuals under 18 years of age must either: 1.) possess a Hunter Education number from New Mexico or another state; or 2.) possess a New Mexico Mentored-Youth Hunter Program number. Certification and/or registration numbers must be carried at all times while hunting.

Youth-only Hunts To qualify for youth-only or youth-adult hunts, applicants must be under 18 years of age on opening day of the hunt and must possess a Hunter Education Course Certificate number or a Mentored Youth-Hunter Program registration number. Exception to the above age requirement applies for federal "Youth Waterfowl Days." Hunters under 16 years of age may participate without a Duck Stamp, but must be fully licensed and possess a Hunter Education Certificate number or a Mentored Youth-Hunter Program registration number. Hunters are not required to have a federal Duck Stamp, special permit or application. For additional information about this hunt, see pages 27–28.

New Mexico Residency Requirements To qualify for New Mexico resident fees, an individual must meet one of the following criteria. 1. A United States citizen domiciled in New Mexico for a period of not less than 90 days immediately preceding the date of application for a license and who does not claim residency elsewhere for any purpose. Temporary or seasonal residents, who maintain a primary residence outside of New Mexico, do not qualify for resident licenses. 2. A citizen of another country who is legally in the United States and can verify residence in New Mexico for 90 days immediately preceding his/her license application.

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New Mexico Residency Requirements—continued 3. A student attending an educational institution in New Mexico while residing in the state for at least one full term preceding the application for a license. Students must present a certificate or letter from the institution verifying enrollment and attendance. 4. A member of the U.S. Armed Forces permanently assigned to a military installation located within New Mexico and who presents with his/her application a certificate or letter signed by the commanding office that verifies the military assignment. 5. A member of the U.S. Armed Forces, officially stationed at a military reservation located partially in New Mexico and an adjacent state, who presents with his/her application a certificate or letter signed by the commanding officer that verifies the military assignment. This applies only for a special license for hunting and fishing in New Mexico on the military reservation only.

Military and Veteran Licenses Free Licenses for 100% Disabled Resident Veterans New Mexico residents who are 100%-disabled veterans of the armed services are eligible for a free lifetime Game Hunting & Fishing License. Disabled veterans may apply to NMDGF for a Disabled American Veteran card which allows the holder to hunt small game, fish and obtain a deer hunt. Card holders do not need to buy or possess a Habitat Stamp or Habitat Management & Access Validation when fishing or hunting small game or deer. Disabled Veterans Game Hunting & Fishing Licenses Residents who are disabled veterans of the armed services, but do not meet the 100%-disabled qualification, are eligible for a $10 Game-hunting & Fishing License ($20 savings). Disabled veterans may apply for a license by presenting a Veterans Administration award letter or proof of a service-related disability at any NMDGF office or verifying eligibility online. All other license requirements apply (see page 3). Discounted Licenses for Active Duty Military Residents who are active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces or the National Guard and who are on leave for 30 days or less are eligible for a Five-day Temporary Fishing License, available for $12. These licenses are sold at NMDGF offices, online and toll-free. Applicants must provide a current and valid Military Identification Card and proof of New Mexico residency. All other license requirements apply (see page 3). Resident Veteran Game Hunting & Fishing License New Mexico residents who are members of the National Guard or the U.S. Armed Forces and were called to active duty on or after April 3, 2003 are eligible for a free Game-hunting & Fishing License for the year following their deactivation and return to New Mexico. Proof of service must be presented at an NMDGF office. A Habitat Management & Access Validation and Habitat Stamp are not required in conjunction with this once-in-a-lifetime benefit. Military Rehabilitation Fishing License Members or veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces in rehabilitation programs which include the learning and practice of fishing skills are eligible for free fishing licenses. The rehabilitation program must be sponsored by the federal government or a nonprofit organization authorized by the federal

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The first Habitat Stamp Program in the nation was begun by NMDGF in 1986. Since then, stamp purchases by hunters, trappers and anglers have funded more than 2,000 projects and contributed more than $40 million to protect, improve and create new wildlife habitat in New Mexico.

government and it must be under the direction of a military or federal Veterans Administration rehabilitation center. The Habitat Management & Access Validation and the Habitat Stamp are not required. For further information about Military and Veteran Licenses, please telephone toll-free: 1-888248-6866.

Nongame Hunting License Nongame species include prairie dogs, rabbits, ground squirrels, coyotes, skunks and Himalayan tahr. Residents are not required to have a license to take nongame species. Nonresidents must purchase a Nonresident Nongame License or a New Mexico Nonresident Hunting License. Nongame hunting is not permitted on Wildlife Management Areas, unless specifically permitted by rule.

License Refunds and Transfers New Mexico Fishing Licenses and Game Hunting and Fishing Licenses are nontransferable and nonrefundable. For more information, telephone the NMDGF Information Center toll-free: 1-888-248-6866.

Penalties for Hunting without a License Hunters cited for hunting upland game or migratory birds without a license may pay a penalty assessment instead of appearing in court. The penalty assessment is $100, plus the purchase of a hunting license and permits, stamps and fees related to the citation (pages 2–3). A license will be mailed upon payment of the assessment. A hunter cited will be assessed 10 points against a potential 20 points which may result in license revocation. License Revocation: Hunting and fishing privileges may be revoked for up to three years, if accumulated game law violations equal 20 points within a three year period. For further information, please contact any NMDGF office.

Vehicle Confiscation for Illegal Spotlighters NMDGF officers may seize vehicles used to hunt at night with the aid of artificial light. Vehicles used by spotlighters may be confiscated and sold at auction.

License Information Is Public Record Pursuant to the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act, Sections 14-2-1 et seq. NMSA 1978, all information provided when applying for licenses and permits is “public record” and must be disclosed to anyone when properly requested, with the following exceptions: 1.) the last four digits of a taxpayer identification number, a financial account number or a driver’s license number; 2.) all but the year of a person’s date of birth; and 3.) a social security number.

Parental Responsibility Act The Parental Responsibility Act requires the New Mexico State Game Commission to revoke the recreational and professional licenses of anyone who does not comply with court-ordered child support obligations. The purpose is to discourage parental neglect of children by suspending hunting and fishing privileges until failure to pay court-ordered child support has been corrected. For more information, telephone NMDGF Field Operations: (505) 476-8065 or toll-free: 1-888-248-6866.

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General Regulations

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Be Aware of What’s Legal and What Isn’t Laws of the State of New Mexico make illegal: leaving unattended or improperly handling fire; discarding refuse on public or private land without permission; damaging or otherwise interfering with telephone wires or communications; reckless handling of firearms; and hunting while intoxicated. Furthermore, it is illegal to . . . • Submit more than one application per species per license year, except for the Bernardo Youth Waterfowl hunt (pages 27–28) or as allowed by rule. • Use live animals as blinds or decoys. • Hunt migratory game birds by the aid of baiting, hunt on or over any baited area, or if the person knows or reasonably should know that the area being hunted is baited. • Use electrically or mechanically recorded calling devices. The exception is the Light Goose Conservation Order (pages 17, 22). • Use tracer ammunition. • Endanger the safety or property of another by handling or using a firearm in a negligent manner or to carry a firearm while under the influence of an intoxicant. • Discharge a firearm within 150 yards of a dwelling or building (not including abandoned or vacated buildings on public land) without the permission of the owner or lessee. • Shoot at, wound, take or kill game on, from or across any graded and maintained public road or within the fenced right-of-way of any paved road or highway or within 40 feet of the pavement or maintained surface if no right-of-way fence exists. • Shoot at, pursue, harass, harry, drive or rally any protected species by the use of or from motordriven vehicles, power boats, sailboats or aircraft. • Use motor-driven vehicles on roads closed under the Habitat Protection Act or other federal regulation. • Park any motor vehicle or camp within 300 yards of any man-made water hole, water well or watering tank used by wildlife or domestic stock without prior consent of the private landowner, private land lessee or public land management agency. • Drive or ride in a motor vehicle off established or two-track roads in a hunting, trapping or angling area, if the vehicle transports a person licensed to hunt, fish or trap for species on which a season is open in that area. Established road means: 1. A road built and/or maintained by equipment and which shows no evidence of ever being closed to vehicular traffic by such means as berms, ripping, scarification, reseeding, fencing, gates, barricades or posted closures. 2. A road which shows use prior to the hunting seasons for purposes such as recreation, mining, logging and ranching and which shows no evidence of ever having been closed to vehicular traffic by such means as berms, ripping, scarification, reseeding, fencing, gates, barricades or posted closure. For further information, complete New Mexico hunting and fishing laws are available online at: http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/_title19/title19.htm

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Criminal Trespass

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Knowing Makes All the Difference It is trespassing if . . . • A person enters private property that is legally posted and that person does not possess written permission to be there. • A person enters private property when that person knows permission to be there has been denied or withdrawn. This applies whether the property is posted or not. • A person remains on private property after that person has been asked to leave by the landowner or person in control of the property. • A person enters or stays on property owned or controlled by New Mexico when that person knows permission to do so has been denied. It is not trespassing if . . . • A person with a valid license enters private property where the owner has entered into an agreement with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to allow the public to lawfully hunt, trap or fish. • A person with a valid license is hunting on private property with a private-land license that was issued for that particular piece of property. • A person with a valid license is lawfully hunting, fishing or trapping on state trust land that is included in an easement between the New Mexico State Game Commission and the Commissioner of Public Lands. Penalties • Criminal trespass under Chapter 30-14-1, NMSA 1978 is a misdemeanor. • Fines up to $1,000 and up to 364 days in jail. • If a person trespasses while involved in hunting, trapping or fishing activities he/she will have his/her hunting, trapping or fishing privileges revoked for at least three years. • If a person damages any private property while trespassing he/she will be civilly responsible to the owner for the damages for twice the value of the damage. • If a person removes, damages or tampers with a “No Trespass” sign he/she is guilty of a petty misdemeanor which could result in a fine of $500 and six months in jail, unless the damage to the signs is more than $1,000 where upon he/she will be guilty of a misdemeanor which could result in a fine of $1,000 and 364 days in the county jail.

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Shooting Hours

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Lands Owned or Managed by the State Game Commission Waterfowl Management Areas: Bernardo, Brantley, Casa Colorada, Charette Lake, Jackson Lake, La Joya, McAllister Lake, Wagon Mound, Tucumcari, and W.S. Huey. Shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Exception: Shooting hours for September teal on the Bernardo and La Joya areas are from 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset. See pages 10 and 24 for areas and species. Exception: Pheasant hunts on W.S. Huey are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 4 p.m. Wildlife Management Areas: Colin Neblett, E.S. Barker, Humphries, Marquez, Rio Chama, Sargent, Socorro-Escondida, Water Canyon, Sandhills Prairie Conservation Area, Prairie Chicken Areas and Big Hatchet Special Management Area. Shooting hours for upland game are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset, unless otherwise noted. Shooting hours for migratory game birds are 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset. See pages 16 and 24–25 for areas and species.

Legal Shooting Hours on Other Lands Legal shooting hours for upland game are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. Shooting hours for migratory game birds are 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise prohibited. The Bottomless Lakes Overflow is open to shooting 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 p.m.

Sunrise and Sunset Times at Albuquerque, NM For points west of Albuquerque, add one minute for each 12 miles. For points east, subtract one minute for each 12 miles. Mountain Daylight Savings Time ends on Nov. 3, 2013 at 2 a.m.

September Rise Set

November Rise Set

January Rise Set

October Rise Set

December Rise Set

February Rise Set 1 . . . . . . . 7:06 . . . 5:35

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Regulated Areas

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National Parks and Monuments Closed to all hunting (except as permitted).

National Wildlife Refuges Closed to all hunting unless specified open under federal refuge regulations to hunting of particular species. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) approved nontoxic shot is required for hunting on all national wildlife refuges (page 19). Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge: . . . . Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge: . . . . . . . . Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge: . . . . . . . . . Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge: . . . . . . . . . .

(575) 835-1828 (575) 622-6755 (505) 425-3581 (505) 864-4021

Lake Holloman Wildlife Refuge

May be closed during September teal season. For further information telephone: (505) 572-3931.

Native American Tribal Lands Check with tribal officials about hunting on tribal lands.

McGregor Range in Unit 28

For access information, contact the Fort Bliss U.S. Army Office: (915) 569-9505.

Jornada Experimental Station Jornada Experimental Station in Do単a Ana County is closed to all public access without an escort.

Chihuahuan Desert Research Center The Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center (College Ranch) is closed to public access. Telephone: (575) 646-2807 or visit: http://chihuahuansc.nmsu.edu/index.html.

Rio Grande Gorge Orilla Verde Recreation Area (BLM) is closed to hunting.

Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District Call (505) 864-7466 for more information and to obtain access along the Rio Grande.

Portions of the Rio Grande in Valencia County In the interest of public safety, areas posted along the Rio Grande in Valencia County are closed to migratory bird hunting. For further information regarding closures contact the NMDGF Northwest Office at (505) 222-4700.

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Regulated Areas

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New Mexico State Parks Closed to all hunting except in designated areas. Contact state park superintendents for designated hunting areas and directions or telephone: (505) 827-7173. Bluewater, Caballo, El Vado, Heron, Conchas, Ute, Elephant Butte and Sumner Lake State Parks Open for waterfowl, Virginia rail, common snipe and sora. Navajo Lake State Park Open for waterfowl, Virginia rail, sora and common snipe. Closed areas include: 1. Navajo Dam stilling. This includes the area from the crest of the bluff above the north bank of the San Juan River, to N.M. Hwy. 511 on the south side of the river for 1/4 mile downstream from the dam. 2. Cottonwood Campground and Day Use Area from the lower boundary of the Quality Waters to a fence 1/4 mile downstream from the Cottonwood Day Use Area. 3. Pine and Sims Mesa recreation areas and the southern end of Navajo Reservoir.

Areas Owned or Managed by the State Game Commission USFWS-approved nontoxic shot is required for hunting on all New Mexico State Game Commission owned or managed areas. Vehicle use is restricted to designated areas. Legal shooting hours are listed on page 8. 1. The W.S. Huey Management Area is open to hunting for dove and quail on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday during established seasons. 2. Socorro-Escondida Wildlife Management Area is open to upland game and migratory game bird hunting during established seasons. 3. Prairie Chicken Conservation Area is open for quail and dove hunting during established seasons. 4. Sandhill Prairie Conservation Area is open for dove and all Upland Game during established seasons. 5. Bernardo Waterfowl Management Area is open for September teal and waterfowl hunting. For area and species restrictions see pages 24–25. 6. La Joya Waterfowl Management area is open for dove, September teal and waterfowl hunting. For area and species restrictions see pages 24–25. 7. Seven Rivers is open to quail, pheasant, dove, September teal, sandhill crane and waterfowl hunting. For area and species restrictions see pages 16 and 24–25. 8. Wildlife Management Areas open to upland game, dove and band-tailed pigeon hunting include: Sargent, Humphries, Rio Chama, Urraca, Colin Neblett, Water Canyon, Marquez and E.S. Barker. Other New Mexico State Game Commission owned or managed areas not specifically listed as open above or on pages 24–25 are closed to hunting for species listed in this booklet.

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Did you know? The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish receives no General Fund tax dollars, but instead operates solely from the funds hunters, trappers and anglers provide through their licenses and associated fees.

Sandia Ranger District The Sandia Ranger District is open only to bow hunting for upland game and migratory game bird hunting during established seasons.

Valle Vidal The Valle Vidal Unit in the Carson National Forest is closed to all small-game hunting.

Hunting on Private Land

Hunters must obtain written permission before entering private lands, including streambeds (see Criminal Trespass, page 7). It is unlawful to hunt, capture, take, attempt to take or kill any game

on posted private property without written permission of the landowner or person in control of the land, or if consent to remain on the property has been denied or withdrawn. Any game taken in violation of the above, shall be subject to seizure.

Open Gate Program Open Gate is a voluntary access program available to landowners statewide. NMDGF leases lands to provide sportsmen and women more places to hunt, fish and trap. Hunting and fishing is only allowed during the seasons and dates that the landowner specifies in his/her lease agreement. Information about Open Gate leases may be found online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Be a Respectful and Courteous Guest on Private Lands • Leave all gates as you found them. • Don’t block gates or roads with parked vehicles. • Don’t shoot towards livestock, buildings or equipment. • Pick up any trash along the way. • And if you see the landowner, don’t forget to offer an appreciative thank you!

Operation Game Thief (OGT) Poaching Harms Everyone. Turn Tips into Cash! Poachers are thieves stealing New Mexico’s wildlife and spoiling a resource held in trust for hunters, trappers, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. Operation Game Thief (OGT) is a silent witness program to help stop illegal poaching and trafficking by offering rewards for information leading to the arrest of poachers. Funded by donations from individuals and organizations and not from tax and license fees, rewards include: $750 for elk or bighorn sheep; $500 for deer or oryx; $350 for pronghorn antelope; $250 for small game, turkey, bear, cougar, javelina, ibex, Barbary sheep, endangered species, furbearers, raptors and fish; and $50 for cases in which a warning citation is issued. the OGT toll-free hotline is 1-800-432-4263 and available 24/7 and 365 days a year. Violations can also be reported online at: https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/public/ogt. Operation Game Thief Needs Your Support If you are an individual or organization concerned about poaching and its impact on New Mexico’s fish and wildlife, please contact OGT at 1-800-432-4263 or send your tax-deductible donation to: Operation Game Thief, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504. All donations received are used solely to pay rewards and promote the program.

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Upland Game Upland game includes dusky (blue) grouse, quail, pheasant and squirrel.

Valencia County Landowner Pheasant Permits No public-land pheasant hunting is allowed in Valencia County. Private-land pheasant hunting is allowed in Valencia County, provided permission has been obtained from the landowner. Landowners are required to provide NMDGF’s Northwest Office in Albuquerque proof of ownership and sufficient acreage to safely conduct the planned hunt(s). The landowner will be issued application forms to distribute to hunters. All hunters intending to hunt on private land in Valencia County must obtain an application from the landowner and submit it to NMDGF’s Northwest Office in Albuquerque (page iv). Hunters may possess a Valencia County Landowner Permit in addition to another special pheasant hunt permit.

Special Pheasant Permits Permits (issued by drawing) are required for special permit pheasant hunts on W.S. Huey and for youth-only pheasant hunts on Bernardo. To receive a permit, hunters may apply online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us or toll-free: 1-888-248-6866. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 2 before 5 p.m. MDT. Hunt codes and further information are listed on page 15.

Dog Call-Pen and Field Trial Permits A $15 permit is required for either a call-pen release or dog field trial. Contact NMDGF Santa Fe Office for information: (505) 476-8064.

Shooting Preserve Permits A shooting preserve permit fee is $200. Contact NMDGF’s Santa Fe office for information: (505) 476-8064.

Daily Bag Limit No person shall take more than one daily bag limit in any one day.

Possession of Live Birds Crippled birds must be killed immediately. Possession of live birds is illegal.

Wanton Waste Is Illegal Anyone taking game birds or squirrels must transport the edible portions of the meat from the field for human consumption.

Protected Bird Species Unless otherwise designated, all birds are protected by law. In addition to the game birds listed in this booklet, protected birds include eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, vultures, crows, ravens and all songbirds. Unprotected birds are starlings, rock doves (common pigeons) and house sparrows (English sparrows).

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Possession, Transportation and Storage It is unlawful to possess game birds or squirrels without a proper license or other evidence demonstrating the game was taken legally. The head or leg of each pheasant, the leg of each quail and one fully feathered wing of each migratory bird taken (except mourning and white-winged dove and band-tailed pigeon) must remain attached to the bird until it is at the hunter’s home or storage. Eurasian collared doves must have one fully feathered wing attached until they are at the hunter’s home or storage. Game meat may be given to another individual, however, it must be accompanied by a written statement. The statement must include the kind and number of game, the date and county where taken, the name and license number of the hunter and the date and place where the donation occurred (sample donation certificate, page 31. Game transported by an appropriately licensed hunter or accompanied by a written statement (described above) may be transported within or outside New Mexico. Legally taken and possessed game may be stored for five days after the close of the season for that species. After this date, a storage permit must be obtained from NMDGF.

Legal Sporting Arms Quail and pheasant may be taken with shotguns firing shot, muzzle-loading shotguns, bows and crossbows. Grouse and squirrels may be taken with shotguns firing shot, muzzle-loading shotguns, rim-fire and muzzle-loading firearms, bows and crossbows.

Nontoxic Shot Required on Game Commission Areas Nontoxic shot is required for hunting any species with a shotgun on all open New Mexico State Game Commission owned or managed areas. Nontoxic shot includes: bismuth-tin, iron (steel), iron-tungsten, iron-tungsten-nickel, tungsten-bronze, tungsten-iron-copper-nickel, tungsten matrix, tungsten polymer, tungsten-tin-iron, tungsten-tin-bismuth, tungsten-tin-iron-nickel and tungsteniron-polymer. The New Mexico State Game Commission recommends hunters use nontoxic shot for all small game hunting.

Rabbits and Other Nongame Species Common nongame species include coyotes, skunks, rabbits and rock squirrels. New Mexico residents are not required to have a license to take nongame species. Nonresidents must possess either a Nonresident Nongame License or any current New Mexico nonresident hunting license. Nongame species may be taken on State Trust Lands which are opened by easement, provided the hunter holds a valid license for protected species on those lands, and he/she is hunting or trapping during the season(s) designated for that license. Nongame species may also be taken on USDA Forest Service and BLM lands open to hunting. White-sided (antelope) jackrabbits, found primarily in Hidalgo county, are protected under the New Mexico Wildlife Conservation Act and may not be hunted.

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Quail Season Scaled, Gambel’s, Bobwhite, Montezuma Hunt Area Season Dates Bag / Possession Statewide . . . . Nov. 15–Feb. 15, '14 . 15 per day (no more than 5 Montezuma quail) / 30 in possession (no more than 10 Montezuma quail).

Grouse and Squirrel Seasons Dusky (Blue) Grouse Seasons Hunt Area Season Dates Bag / Possession GS–1 . . . . . . Sept. 1–Oct. 31 . . . . 3 per day / 6 in possession GS–2 . . . . . . Oct. 1–Nov. 30 . . . . 3 per day / 6 in possession Squirrel Seasons (Abert’s, Red, Gray and Fox) Hunt Area Season Dates Bag / Possession GS–1, S–3, S–4 Sept. 1–Oct. 31 . . . . 8 per day / 16 in possession GS-2 . . . . . . Oct. 1–Nov. 30 . . . . 8 per day / 16 in possession

Grouse and Squirrel (GS) Zones GS areas may be hunted for both grouse and squirrel. S areas may be hunted for squirrel only. Boundaries for GS and S hunting areas are designated as follows. GS-1 Boundary: Beginning at the New Mexico/Colorado border at N.M. Hwy. 551; South to U.S. Hwy. 64/87; West on U.S. Hwy. 64/87 to I-25; South to U.S. Hwy. 285 to N.M. Hwy. 41; South to U.S. Hwy. 60; West to I-25; North to N.M. Hwy. 550 to the southeast border of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation; North to the New Mexico/Colorado border. GS-2 Boundary: Beginning at the New Mexico/Colorado border at I-40; East to I-25; South to I-10; West to N.M. Hwy. 11; South to the New Mexico/ Colorado border; and West along the New Mexico/Mexico border to the New Mexico/Arizona border. S–3 Boundary: Beginning at the New Mexico/Texas border at U.S. Hwy. 54; North to U.S. Hwy. 285; South to the New Mexico/Texas border; East to U.S. Hwy. 54.

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Did you know? The ring-necked pheasant was introduced to the U.S. in 1881, when Consul General Owen Nickerson Denny shipped Chinese pheasants from Shanghai in hopes of establishing a population in Oregon.

S-4 Boundary: Beginning at the New Mexico/Arizona border (Four Corners region); South to I-40; East to I-25; North to N.M. Hwy. 550 to southern and western boundaries of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation; North to the Colorado border and west to New Mexico/Arizona border (Four Corners area).

Pheasant Seasons Over-the-Counter, Statewide (excluding Valencia County) Hunt Area Season Dates Bag / Possession Statewide . . . . Dec. 12–15 . . . . . . 3 males per day / 6 in possession Private Land, Valencia County Hunt Area Season Dates Bag / Possession Valencia County Dec. 14 . . . . . . . . 3 males Landowners in Valencia County can receive from the NMDGF Northwest Office in Albuquerque an unlimited number of applications specially marked for hunting pheasants on their private land. Hunters wishing to hunt private land in Valencia County must obtain one of these applications and submit it to the NMDGF Northwest Area Office. Shooting hours for Valencia County Landowner Permits are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. No public-land pheasant hunting is allowed in Valencia County.

Draw Permit Hunts General Information (Resident Only) To receive a permit, hunters may apply online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us or by toll-free telephone: 1-888-248-6866. Applications must be made no later than Wednesday, Oct. 2 before 5 p.m. MDT.

Bernardo and W.S. Huey Youth-only Pheasant Hunts Two youth-only pheasant hunts are available by drawing. Age requirements are listed on page 3. Using the hunt codes listed below, apply online or toll-free (above). Youth hunters must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult. Shooting hours on Bernardo are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 p.m. Shooting hours on W.S. Huey are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 4 p.m. Hunt Area Hunt Code Season Dates Bag Permits Bernardo . . . . PHE–0–001 . . . . . Oct. 19 . . . . . . . 3 males . . . 20 W.S. Huey . . . . PHE–0–002 . . . . . Dec. 7 . . . . . . . .3 males . . . 40 W.S. Huey Pheasant Hunt A draw-permit hunt will be held at W.S. Huey on Dec. 14. Using the hunt code listed below, apply online or toll-free (listed above). Shooting hours on W.S. Huey are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 4 p.m. Hunt Area Hunt Code Season Dates Bag Permits W.S. Huey . . . . PHE-0-005 . . . . . . Dec. 14 . . . . . . . 3 males . . . 40 Bitter Lake Youth-only Pheasant Hunt A youth-only pheasant hunt at Bitter Lake Refuge is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 7. For shooting hours contact the Bitter Lake Refuge: (575) 625-4011. Further information is listed on page 19.

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New Mexico Game Commission Owned or Managed Areas­ State Game Commission owned or managed areas are open to hunting as allowed in the special regulations listed below. Hunting is not allowed outside of open seasons nor for species not listed. Vehicles are restricted to designated areas and camping is not allowed. Shooting hours are listed on page 8. Nontoxic Shot Shot-gunners must use and possess only USFWS-approved nontoxic shot (page 13) while hunting in all areas listed below (excluding Big Hatchet Special Management Area). Days Open to Upland Game Hunting ( • = Days Open) Waterfowl Management Area

Species

Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thr. Fri. Sat.

Seven Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . .Quail, Pheasant

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W.S. Huey . . . . . . . . . . . . .Quail • • Brantley (except Seven Rivers) . . .Quail, Pheasant Wildlife Management Area

Species

Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thr. Fri. Sat.

Big Hatchet Special Mgmt. Area . Quail Prairie Chicken Areas, . . . . . . Quail Colin Neblett, E.S. Barker, . . . . All Upland Game Humphries, Marquez, Rio Chama, Sandhill Prairie Conservation Area, Sargent, Socorro-Escondida, Urraca and Water Canyon. Sandia Ranger District . . . . . . All Upland Game (bow only)

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Migratory Game Birds Migratory game birds include dove, band-tailed pigeon, sandhill crane, all ducks, dark geese (Canada and white-fronted), light geese (snow, blue-phase snow and Ross’s), coot, common moorhen, sora, Virginia rail and snipe. Migratory Game Bird Permits The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service requires all migratory bird hunters obtain a Havest Information Program number (1). Residents and nonresidents must possess a separate permit number for each state in which they hunt migratory birds. (1)

Also known as Migratory Bird Permit number.

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Regular Season Sandhill Crane Permits Each regular-season (Eastern) sandhill crane hunter must possess a hunting license (page 2), plus a federal Sandhill Crane Hunting Permit (free). There is no limit on the number issued and no application deadline. Permits are available online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us or at NMDGF offices. A federal Duck Stamp is not required to hunt sandhill cranes. Special Sandhill Crane Permits Each special-season sandhill crane hunter must have a hunting license (page 2), plus a special-season permit issued by drawing (hunt codes and dates listed on page 21). Applications may be made online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us or toll-free: 1-888-248-6866. Applications must be made by Oct. 2 before 5 p.m. MDT. No more than four persons may apply per application, and no more than two persons for the Youth-only Hunt. Application fees are $8 per resident and $20 per nonresident. Additional information about hunt requirements will be given to successful applicants. A federal Duck Stamp is not required. Light and Dark Goose Hunts For information about the Light Goose Hunt at the Bosque del Apache and the Dark Goose Hunt at the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, please contact refuges directly (page 19). Free Light Goose Conservation Order Permit A Light Goose Conservation Order Permit is required for all hunters participating Feb. 1– March 10, 2014 (page 22). Permits are available free-of-charge at NMDGF offices, online and toll-free (listed above). There is no deadline or limit to the number of permits issued. Participating hunters are required to report hunting efforts and harvests online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

Storage, Transportation and Shipment One fully feathered wing must remain attached to all migratory game birds until transported to the hunter’s home or storage facility (not required for doves and band-tailed pigeons). No game of any kind may be placed or left at any location nor given to another person, unless that game is properly tagged by the hunter with a written statement. The statement must include the kind and number of game, the date and county where taken, the name and license number of the hunter and the date and place where the donation occurred. Tagging is required if the game is being transported by another person for the hunter or if the game has been left for cleaning, storage (this includes temporary storage), shipment or taxidermy services. Game may not be shipped, unless the package is marked on the outside with 1.) name and address of person shipping, and 2.) name and address of the recipient.

Duck Stamp Federal law requires all waterfowl hunters 16 years of age or older to carry a valid federal Migratory Bird Hunting & Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) which is signed in ink across the face (page 3).

Harvest Information Program Number A Harvest Information Program (HIP) number(1) is required for all migratory bird hunters (page 16). (1)

Also known as Migratory Bird Permit number.

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Legal Sporting Arms Migratory birds may be taken with a shotgun足 fired from the shoulder, provided it is no larger than 10-gauge and incapable of holding more than three shells, or it is plugged with a one-piece filler that cannot be removed without disassembly which renders it incapable of holding more than three shells. Migratory birds also may be taken with muzzle-loading shotguns firing shot, bow and arrows and crossbow and bolts.

Nontoxic Shot Mandatory Persons hunting any waterfowl (ducks and geese), American coot, common moorhen, sora, Virginia rail or snipe with shotguns (including muzzle-loading shotguns) must use and possess only USFWSapproved nontoxic shot. Shot-gunners hunting any species of upland game or migratory game birds on all State Game Commission owned or managed areas must use and possess only USFWSapproved nontoxic shot. Nontoxic shot is not required for dove, band-tailed pigeon and the Eastern sandhill crane hunt outside of State Game Commission owned or managed areas. Nontoxic shot includes: bismuth-tin, iron (steel), iron-tungsten, iron-tungsten-nickel, tungstenbronze, tungsten-iron-copper-nickel, tungsten matrix, tungsten polymer, tungsten-tin-iron, tungsten-tin-bismuth, tungsten-tin-iron-nickel and tungsten-iron-polymer.

Wanton Waste Is Illegal Anyone who takes game birds must transport the edible portions of the meat from the field for human consumption.

Closed Seasons No person shall take migratory game birds except during the hours open to shooting or falconry as prescribed.

Legal Methods It is legal to use artificial decoys, blinds and dogs. It is illegal to shoot at any protected species from within a motor vehicle, power boat, sailboat or aircraft. Migratory birds may be taken from a motor-driven boat (or other craft with attached motor) or sailboat, provided that craft is resting at anchor, fastened within or alongside a fixed hunting blind or used solely as a means for retrieving killed birds.

Summary of Federal Regulations In addition to the New Mexico regulations set forth in this booklet, the following federal regulations apply to taking, possessing, transporting and storing migratory game birds (duck, geese, coot, common moorhen, snipe, rail, dove, band-tailed pigeon and sandhill crane). Persons cited for violating federal regulations will be required to appear in federal court. The complete federal regulations (50 CFR-Part 20) is available online: http://www.fws.gov/le/pdffiles/50_CFR_20.pdf.

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Illegal Methods No person shall take migratory birds: 1. From a sink box (a low floating device that has a depression affording the hunter a means of concealment beneath the surface of the water). 2. From or with the aid or use of a car or other motor-driven land conveyance or from or with the aid of any aircraft. 3. By baiting (placing or directing placement of feed such as corn, wheat, salt, etc. for the purpose of causing, inducing or attempting to take any migratory game bird). Hunters should be aware a baited area is considered to be baited for 10 days after the removal of the bait.

Importation of Migratory Birds During any one-week beginning on Sunday, no person shall import more than: 1. 25 doves and 10 pigeons from any foreign country. 2. 10 ducks and 5 geese from any foreign country, except Canada and Mexico. Importation of doves and waterfowl from Canada and Mexico may not exceed Canadian or Mexican export limits which vary for different foreign provinces and states. In addition, one fully feathered wing must remain attached to all migratory game birds being transported or shipped between a port of entry and ones home or taxidermist. No person shall import migratory game birds belonging to another person.

Waterfowl Hunting on National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) General Information All state and federal regulations apply, including licenses, permits, method of take, bag limit, etc. Only USFWS-approved nontoxic shot may be used and possessed on refuges. Sporting arms must be unloaded and cased when transported. Bosque del Apache NWR The Bosque del Apache conducts Special Permit Light Goose Hunts and may allow limited hunting for quail, rabbit and dove in specific areas. For current information, maps and applications, visit: www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/newmex/bosque or telephone: (575) 835-1828. Las Vegas NWR The Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge conducts Special Permit Canada Goose Hunts and limited dove hunting. For current information, maps and applications, telephone: (505) 425-3581 or visit: www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/newmex/lasvegas. Bitter Lake NWR The Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge has limited hunting for duck, geese, coot, sandhill crane, dove, quail and pheasant. For information, maps and applications, telephone: (575) 625-4011 or visit: www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/newmex/bitterlake. Sevilleta NWR The Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge allows limited hunting for duck, light geese, coot and dove. For information and maps visit: www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/newmex/sevilleta or telephone: (505) 864-4021.

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Report All Banded Birds!

NMDGF requests all banded birds harvested be reported online: www.reportband.gov or toll-free: 1-800-327-BAND (2263).

Dove and Band-tailed Pigeon Seasons Mourning and White-winged Dove North Zone: North of I-40 from the New Mexico/Arizona border to U.S. Hwy. 54 at Tucumcari; U.S. Hwy. 54 from Tucumcari to the New Mexico/Texas border. South Zone: South of I-40 from the New Mexico/Arizona border to U.S. Hwy. 54 at Tucumcari; U.S. Hwy. 54 from Tucumcari to the New Mexico/Texas border. Hunt Area Season Dates Bag / Possession North Zone . . . . . . . . Sept. 1–Nov. 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 per day / 45 in possession South Zone . . . . . . . . Sept. 1–Oct. 9 and Dec. 1–31 . . . . 15 per day / 45 in possession Eurasian Collared Dove There is no daily bag or possession limit for Eurasian collared dove, provided all Eurasian collared doves in possession retain one fully feathered wing until they are transported home. Hunt Area Season Dates Bag / Possession Statewide . . . . . . . . . Sept. 1–Dec. 31 . . . . . . . . . . . No limit Band-tailed Pigeon Southwest Season: South of U.S. Hwy. 60 and west of I-25. Regular Season: Remainder of the state outside the Southwest Season boundary. Hunt Area Season Dates Bag / Possession Southwest Season . . . . . Oct. 1–20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 per day / 15 in possession Regular Season . . . . . . Sept. 1–20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 per day / 15 in possession

Dove and Band-tailed Pigeon Hunt Areas

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Sandhill Crane Seasons Eastern Hunt (Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Eddy, Lea, Quay and Roosevelt counties) All Eastern Season sandhill crane hunters must possess an appropriate license (page 2), plus a federal Regular Season Sandhill Crane Permit (free). There is no limit of permits issued nor deadline to apply (page 17). Permits are available online, at NMDGF offices and toll-free (page iv). Eastern Hunt dates are Oct. 31–Jan. 31, 2014. Estancia Valley Hunt (Parts of Santa Fe and Torrance counties) A maximum of 65 permits are issued by drawing for the SCR-0-102 hunt. Successful applicants are provided a Harvest Questionnaire which must be returned to NMDGF no later than five days after hunting. This questionnaire must be physically returned. Do not report hunt results online. Middle Rio Grande Valley (MRGV) Hunts and Resident Youth-only Hunt (Valencia and Socorro counties)

A maximum of 70 permits are issued by drawing for the SCR-0-101 hunt, 50 permits for the SCR-0-103 hunt and 45 permits for the SCR-0-104 and SCR-0-106 hunts. A maximum of 24 permits will be available for the SCR-0-109 resident youth-only hunt. Hunters will be assigned to hunt on either Bernardo or Casa Colorada. Hunters who draw Special MRGV Crane Permits must: 1.) Check all cranes harvested at the designated check station; and 2.) Return the Harvest Questionnaire no later than five days after hunting. This questionnaire must be physically returned. Do not report hunt results online. Southwest Hunt (Parts of Sierra, Doña Ana, Luna, Grant and Hidalgo counties) A maximum of 70 permits are issued for the SCR-0-105 hunt and 45 permits for the SCR-0-107 hunt. Successful applicants are provided a Harvest Questionnaire which must be returned to NMDGF no later than five days after hunting. This questionnaire must be physically returned. Do not report hunt results online. Applying for Sandhill Crane Hunts Applications may be made online or toll-free (page iv). The application deadline is Oct. 2 before 5 p.m. MDT. No more than four persons may apply per application and no more than two persons per Youth-only Hunt application. Successful applicants will be provided additional information about hunt requirements. A federal Duck Stamp is not required to hunt sandhill cranes. It has been observed that cranes are more often found on private property, and should be noted that hunters must obtain written permission prior to accessing private property. Hunt Area Hunt Code Season Dates Bag / Possession Eastern Hunt . . . . . N/A . . . . . . . . Oct. 31– Jan. 31, '14 . .3 per day / 6 in possession Estancia Valley Hunt . SCR-0-102 . . . . Oct. 26–Nov. 3 . . . . .2 per season MRGV Hunts . . . . SCR-0-101 . . . . Oct. 26–27 . . . . . . .2 per season SCR-0-103 . . . . Nov. 16–17 . . . . . . .2 per season SCR-0-104 . . . . Nov. 30–Dec. 1 . . . . .2 per season SCR-0-106 . . . . Jan. 11–12, '14 . . . . .2 per season MRGV Youth-only . . SCR-0-109 . . . . Nov. 9 . . . . . . . . . .2 total Southwestern . . . . . SCR-0-105 . . . . Oct. 26–Nov. 3 . . . . .2 per season SCR-0-107 . . . . Jan. 4–5, '14 . . . . . . 2 per season

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Central Flyway Seasons

Possession limits are 3 times the daily bag limit for all species, unless otherwise noted. North Zone (East of the Continental Divide and north of I-40 and U.S. Hwy. 54 at Tucumcari) Species Season Dates Bag / Possession Ducks . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 5–Jan. 8, '14 . . . 6 ducks singly or aggregate (1) (1)

Aggregate may consist of no more than: 5 mallards, only 2 of which may be female (Mexican-like ducks are considered part of the mallard bag limit); 3 scaup; 3 wood ducks; 2 redhead; 2 hooded merganser; 2 pintail; and 2 canvasback.

American Coot . . . . . . Oct. 5–Jan. 8, '14 . . . 15 daily / 45 in possession South Zone (East of the Continental Divide and south of I-40 and U.S. Hwy. 54 at Tucumcari) Species Season Dates Bag / Possession Ducks and . . . . . . . . .Oct. 23–Jan. 26 '14 . . Same as North Zone / 3 times daily bag American Coot North and South Zones (See above North Zone and South Zone boundary descriptions) Species Season Dates Bag / Possession September teal . . . . . . .Sept. 14–22 . . . . . . 6 singly or aggregate / 18 in possession (blue-winged, cinnamon, green-winged) Common Moorhen . . . . Sept. 28–Dec. 6 . . . . 1 daily / 3 in possession Virginia Rail, Sora . . . . .Sept. 14–Nov. 22 . . . 10 singly or aggregate / 20 in possession Common Snipe . . . . . . Oct. 12–Jan. 26 '14 . . 8 daily / 24 in possession Dark Goose (2) . . . . . . .Oct. 12–Jan. 26 '14 . . 5 daily / 15 in possession (Canada and white-fronted goose) (2) MRGV (Middle Rio Grande Valley) is closed to dark goose hunting in the regular season.

MRGV Dark Goose (3) . . .Dec. 28–Jan. 19, '14 . . 2 per day / 2 per season

(Canada and white-fronted goose) (3) MRGV (Middle Rio Grande Valley) includes Sandoval, Bernalillo, Valencia, Socorro and Sierra counties.

Light Goose . . . . . . . .Oct. 12–Jan. 26 '14 . . 50 daily / No possession limit (snow, blue-phase snow, and Ross’s goose)

Light Goose Conservation Feb. 1–Mar. 10 '14 . . . No bag limit / No possession limit Order (4) (snow, blue-phase snow, and Ross’s goose) (4)

Free permit required (page 17). Approved tools include electronic calls and unplugged shotguns. Shooting until 1/2 hour after sunset.

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Pacific Flyway

Pacific Flyway Seasons

Possession limits are 3 times the daily bag limit for all species, unless otherwise noted. North Zone (West of the Continental Divide and north of I-40) Species Season Dates Bag / Possession Goose . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 21–Oct. 6 . . . . 3 dark, 20 light / 9 dark, 60 light Oct. 26–Jan. 24, '14 South Zone (West of the Continental Divide and south of I-40) Species Season Dates Bag / Possession Goose . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 12–Jan. 26, '14 . . 3 dark, 20 light/ 9 dark, 60 light North and South Zones (See above North Zone and South Zone boundary descriptions) Species Season Dates Bag / Possession Duck . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 12– Jan. 24, '14 . . 7 ducks aggregate (1) / 3 times daily bag (1)

Aggregate may include no more than 2 female mallards, 2 redheads, 2 pintail, 2 canvasbacks.

Scaup . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 12–Jan. 5, '14 . . . 3 may be part of the aggregate bag for duck. American Coot and . . . .Oct. 12–Jan. 24, '14 . . 25 daily, singly or aggregate / 75 in possession Common Moorhen Common Snipe . . . . . . Oct. 12–Jan. 26, '14 . . 8 daily / 24 in possession Sora and Virginia Rail . . .Sept. 14–Nov. 22 . . . . 25 daily, singly or aggregate / 75 in possession

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Migratory Bird Seasons

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Game Commission Owned or Managed Areas­ State Game Commission owned or managed areas listed below are open to migratory game bird hunting. No hunting is allowed outside of open seasons or for species not listed. No camping is allowed, and vehicles are restricted to designated areas. Shooting hours are listed on page 8.

Days Open to Migratory Game Bird Hunting ( • = Days Open) Waterfowl Mgmt. Areas

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Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thr. Fri. Sat.

Seven Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . .September teal, Sandhill crane, Dove, Group II

W.S. Huey . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dove

Brantley (excluding Seven Rivers) . September teal, Sandhill crane, Dove, Group II

Bernardo (South) . . . . . . . . . September teal

Bernardo (The Quagmire) . . . . .Group I

Bernardo (Ponds) . . . . . . . . . Group I

Wagon Mound and Charette Lake Group II

La Joya and Wagon Mound . . . .September teal

La Joya (north portion) . . . . . . Group I

La Joya (south portion) . . . . . . Group I

La Joya (east of railroad tracks) . . .Dove, Group I

Jackson Lake (west of NM 170) . . .Group II

Tucumcari . . . . . . . . . . . . .September teal

Tucumcari . . . . . . . . . . . . .Group II

McAllister Lake . . . . . . . . . .Group III

South of U.S. 60 in Bernardo will be open for September teal and youth-waterfowl days only. North of U.S. 60 in Bernardo is closed except during the Light Goose Conservation Order. See map on page 26. See map on page 26.

Bernardo Ponds will be open to Youth-only Waterfowl Hunt by draw (page 28) and to general waterfowl hunting for ducks, light geese, dark geese (as part of the MRGV dark goose season), Virginia rail, sora, common moorhen, American coot and common snipe. See map on page 26.

That portion north of the main east/west entrance road and west of the railroad tracks (map, page 26). That portion south of the main east/west entrance road and west of the railroad tracks (map, page 26).

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Did you know? The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish receives no General Fund tax dollars, but instead operates solely from the funds hunters, trappers and anglers provide through their licenses and associated fees.

Days Open to Migratory Game Bird Hunting—continued. Wildlife Mgmt. Area

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Prairie Chicken Areas, . . . . . . Dove Sandhills Prairie Conservation Area, Big Hatchet Special Management Area

Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thr. Fri. Sat. •

Socorro-Escondida . . . . . . . . All migratory birds •

Sargent, Humphries, . . . . . . . .Dove, Band-tailed Rio Chama, Urraca, Colin pigeon Neblett, Water Canyon, Marquez and E.S. Barker

Sandia Ranger District . . . . . . All migratory birds •

(bow hunting only) ____________________________

Group I: Includes ducks, light geese, dark geese (as part of the MRGV dark goose season), Virginia rail, sora, common moorhen, American coot and common snipe.

Group II: Includes ducks, all geese, Virginia rail, sora, common moorhen, American coot and common snipe.

Group III: Includes ducks, light geese, Virginia rail, sora, common moorhen, American coot and common snipe.

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Migratory Bird Seasons

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Federal Youth Waterfowl Days (Residents and Nonresidents) Hunt Area Zone Season Dates Bag / Possession Central Flyway North . . . . . . . Sept. 28–29 . . . . . . .See pages 22–23 South: . . . . . . Oct. 12–13 . . . . . . .See pages 22–23 Pacific Flyway . . . . North and South . Oct. 5–6 . . . . . . . . See pages 22–23 No application is required. Hunters must be under 16 years of age and fully licensed (federal Duck Stamp and special hunt permit are not required). An adult 18 years of age or older must accompany the youth in the field. The adult may not hunt ducks, but may participate in other seasons open during Youth Waterfowl Days. The youth hunter may take only ducks, coots and moorhens (Unless open season for these species, no sandhill cranes, geese or other waterfowl may be taken). Bag and possession limits are the same as the regular seasons. Legal shooting hours on Waterfowl Management Areas for migratory game birds are 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted. WMAs open during Youth Waterfowl Days include Bernardo, La Joya, Seven Rivers, Wagon Mound, Charette Lake, McAllister Lake and Tucumcari.

Youth-only Waterfowl Hunts at Bernardo (Residents Only) Bernardo ponds is open to resident youth waterfowl hunters. All hunters must be fully licensed. Requirements for Blind Selections Blind selection will be available by permit only, issued by drawing. Blind selections shall be 1/2 hour before sunrise to 3 p.m. The permit holder must be present and possess the permit at all times during the hunt. The permit holder must be accompanied by a supervising adult. If the permit holder is a mentored-youth hunter, the supervising adults must possess a valid license. The permit holder may invite additional youth hunters and supervising adults. A maximum of six persons per blind, at least 50% of whom must be youth hunters, is allowed. No more than three youth hunters may accompany any one adult. See table on page 28 for dates and hunt codes. How to Apply Using the hunt codes in the table (below), hunters must apply online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us or toll-free: 1-888-248-6866 by Oct. 2 before 5 p.m. MDT. No more than one hunter may apply per application. A youth hunter may hold a maximum of 4 permits per license year. Permits available after the draw may be obtained online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us. If available, one permit per blind will be offered through a secondary sale. Bag and possession limits are the same as the regular season (page 22).

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Youth Waterfowl Season

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Youth-only Waterfowl Hunts at Bernardo (Residents Only) — continued. Hunt Dates and Codes Hunt Date

Hunt Code*

Hunt Date

Nov. 16 . . . . . . . WFL-0-101 Nov. 27 . . . . . . . WFL-0-102 Nov. 28 . . . . . . . . WFL-0-103 Nov. 29 . . . . . . . WFL-0-104 Nov. 30 . . . . . . . WFL-0-105 Dec. 7 . . . . . . . . WFL-0-106 Dec. 14 . . . . . . . . WFL-0-107 Dec. 21 . . . . . . . WFL-0-108

* Only 8 permits are available for each hunt code listed above.

NMDGF photo by Lance Cherry.

Hunt Code*

Dec. 23 . . . . . . . WFL-0-109 Dec. 24 . . . . . . . WFL-0-110 Dec. 26 . . . . . . . . WFL-0-111 Dec. 27 . . . . . . . . WFL-0-112 Dec. 28 . . . . . . . . WFL-0-113 Dec. 29 . . . . . . . . WFL-0-114 Jan. 11, '14 . . . . . . WFL-0-115 Jan. 25, '14 . . . . . . WFL-0-116

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Falconry Season

Information and Online Sales: www.wildlife.state.nm.us

Falconry Upland Game Seasons Pheasant, Grouse and Quail Area Date Bag / Possession Statewide . . . . Sept. 1–Feb. 28, '14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / Singly or aggregate for grouse and pheasant (6) and quail (30) in possession. Squirrel (Abert’s, Red, Gray and Fox) Area Date Bag / Possession Statewide . . . . Sept. 1–Feb. 28, ‘14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 16 in possession

Falconry Migratory Bird Seasons All Waterfowl Management Areas shall be open to falconry waterfowl hunting each day of the established falconry season. The portion of Jackson Lake east of N.M. Hwy. 170 shall be open to falconry-only migratory game bird hunting during the established seasons. Area

Date

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Dove Statewide . . . . Sept. 1–Nov. 12 . . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Nov. 28–Dec. 31 . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession There are no bag or possession limits on Eurasian collared doves.

Band-tailed Pigeon South Zone . . Oct. 1–Jan. 15, '14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession North Zone . . Sept. 1–Dec. 16 . . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Sandhill Crane Eastern (1) . . . Oct. 17–Jan. 31, '14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 6 in possession Estancia Valley(2) . Oct. 26–Dec. 24 . . . Season limit is 2 cranes Sandhill Crane Permit (free) in possession is required while hunting. Falconers are requested to report hunting efforts and harvests online.

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Duck and American Coot Central Flyway

North Zone . . Sept. 14–22 . . . . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Sept. 28–29 (3) . . . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Oct. 5–Jan. 8, '14 . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession South Zone . . Sept. 14-22 . . . . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Oct. 12–13 (3) . . . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Oct. 23–Jan. 26, '14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Pacific Flyway

All Zones . . . . Oct. 5–6 (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Oct. 12–Jan. 24, '14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession (3)

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Falconry Season

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Common Snipe Central and Pacific Flyways

All Zones . . . . Oct. 12–Jan. 26, '14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Common Moorhen Central Flyway

All Zones . . . . Sept. 28–Jan. 12, '14 . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Pacific Flyway

All Zones . . . . Oct. 5–6 (3) . . . . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Oct. 12–Jan. 24, '14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Youth Waterfowl Days

(3)

Sora and Virginia Rail Central Flyway

All Zones . . . . Sept. 14–Dec. 30 . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Pacific Flyway

All Zones . . . . Sept. 14–Nov. 22 . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Light Goose Central Flyway

All Zones . . . . Oct. 12–Jan. 26, '14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Pacific Flyway

North Zone . . Sept. 21–Oct. 6 . . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Oct. 26–Jan. 24, '14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession South Zone . . Oct. 12–Jan. 26, '14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Dark Goose Central Flyway

All Zones . . . . Oct. 12–Jan. 26, '14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Pacific Flyway

North Zone . . Sept. 21–Oct. 6 . . . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession Oct. 26–Jan. 24, '14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession South Zone . . Oct. 12–Jan. 26, '14 . . 3 singly or in aggregate / 9 in possession

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Donation Certificate

Use this certificate if you give game animals or parts to a person or organization.

I,____________________________________________________ on this day: ___/___/___, (Full name of license holder. Please print.)

(Date of transaction)

located at: ___________________________________________________________________ ,

(Place of transaction)

hereby convey to:_________________________________ the following game animal(s) or parts:

(Person or organization receiving donation)

___________________________________________________________________________ , taken under my valid license number:________________________ and taken on: ___/___/___. Donor:_______________________________ Recipient:_____________________________ (Signature of license holder) (Signature of recipient) By signing we understand and acknowledge to postdate, predate or otherwise falsify a Donation Certificate is unlawful.

Title VI Funding: Certain programs of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of the Interior. These programs are therefore subject to requirements of the New Mexico Human Rights Act and Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibit discrimination because of ancestry, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age or physical or mental handicap. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility, please send a detailed description of the incident by certified mail to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. If you desire further information on Title VI, write: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504 or Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20240. The Department of Game and Fish will schedule public meetings and operate facilities that are accessible to physically impaired persons. Reasonable accommodations will be made for other impairments, including hearing and sight. If special aids are required, call (505) 476-8027 or write to P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504 at least three working days prior to the meeting date. To initiate a complaint, write to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Federal Assistance, 4401 Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: MBSP-4020, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

Fundos de Titulo VI: Ciertos programas del New Mexico Department of Game and Fish reciben fondos federales del U.S. Department of the Interior. Estos programas son subyugados a requisitos de la ley de New Mexico Human Rights Act and Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, que prohíben la discriminacion por razones de ascendencia, sexo, raza, color, religión origen nacional, edad o impedimento físico o mental. Si usted cree que ha sufrido discriminación en cualquier programa, actividad o comodidades, por favor envíe por correo certificado una descripción detallada al Department of Game and Fish. Si desea mas informacion sobre Titulo VI, por favor escriba a: Department of Game and Fish, ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504 or Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20240. Al programar sus reuniones públicas, el Department of Game and Fish operará en facilidades que proveen acceso para personas con incapacidades físicas. Las personas con otras incapacidades, inclusive del oído y de la vista, recibirán acceso razonable a las reuniones. Si usted necesita algún auxiliar o ayuda especial, por favor llame al número (505) 476-8027 o escriba a P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504, por lo menos tres días antes de la reunión. Para iniciar una queja, escriba a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Federal Assistance, 4401 Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: MBSP-4020, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

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New Mentored-Youth Hunter Program Becoming a Mentored-Youth Hunter is simple. First-time hunters under 18 years of age can pass a quiz online and receive a Mentored-Youth Hunter registration number. This registration number enables a Mentored-Youth Hunter to purchase a Game-hunting License or Game-hunting & Fishing License, purchase big-game hunting licenses and apply for draw hunts. Registration is good for two consecutive license years, and when the Mentored-Youth Hunter has completed the program, he or she can hunt independently with no age restriction. For more information, visit online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us

or telephone toll-free: 1-888-248-6866.

Rules and Information for All Game Will Be Combined for the Upcoming License Year 2014 –15 To make planning and registration easier for hunters and trappers, small-game and big-game rules and information will be combined in one publication and available online and in print. Watch your e-mail and online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us for publication in early January 2014.

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Small Game Hunting Rules and Information 2013–14


New Mexico Small-Game Hunting Rules and Information: 2013-2014