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New Mexico - 2016 Season

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Season / LicenseDatesNotes
Spring
OTC License
Apr 15 - May 10Units: 2A (excl. E of NM-550 & N of NM-173), 2C (excl. E of Largo Canyon), 4 (incl. WMAs), 5, 6A, 6C, 7, 9 (incl. Water Canyon WMA), 10, 12-13, 14 (archery only in Sandia Ranger District), 15-18, 20-24, 29, 32, 34, 36-39, 40-43, 45-49, 51-53, 54 (incl. Colin Neblett WMA), 55 (incl. E.S. Barker & Colin Neblett WMAs; Valle Vidal by permit only), 56, 57 (archery only in Sugarite Canyon S.P.), 58, & 59.
Spring Youth
OTC License
Apr 8 - Apr 10Open in all units listed for regular Spring OTC season
Spring
(Unit 2/2A)
Draw Permit
Apr 15 - May 10Open in Unit 2 (excl. Rattlesnake Canyon closure area) to all hunters, including youths.
Spring
(Marquez WMA)
Draw Permit
Apr 15 - May 10Open in the Marquez WMA to NM Residents only
Spring
(Valles Caldera)
Draw Permit
Apr 15 - Apr 30Unit 6B in the Valles Caldera National Preserve. All hunt participants must weat at least 244 square inches of blaze orange.
Spring
(Valle Vidal & Greenwood)
Draw Permit
Apr 9 - Apr 10
Apr 16 - Apr 17
Open in the Huey WMA to youth hunters only
ALL YOUTH HUNTS: Hunters must be under 18 on the opening day of the hunt and provide proof of hunter education certification.
Spring
(Sandia Ranger District)
Draw Permit
Sep 1 - Sep 30Units 2A (excl. E of NM-550 and N of NM-173), 2C (excl. E of Largo Canyon), 5B, 6A, 6C, 7, 9 (incl. Water Canyon WMA), 10, 12, 13, 15-17, 21-24, 29, 32, 34, 36, 37, 40-42, 45-48, 54 (incl. Colin Neblett WMA), 55 (incl. Colin Neblett WMA; excl. E.S. Barker & Uracca WMAs, & Valle Vidal / Greenwood areas), 56, 57 (bow only in Sugarite Canyon S.P.), 58 & 59
Spring Youth
Draw Permit
Nov 1 - Nov 30Open in all units listed for Fall Archery OTC season. Any legal sporting weapon may be used, except centerfire or rimfire rifle or handgun.
Fall Archery
OTC License
Fall Regular
OTC License

Additional Information

Bag LimitSeason / LicenseLimit
Spring / OTC2 bearded turkeys, except as restricted by permit or area
Spring / DrawUnit 2: 1 bearded
Marquez WMA: 2 bearded
Huey WMA: 1 bearded
Valle Vidal-Greenwood: 1 bearded
Fall / AnyAny 1 turkey
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
ShotgunAny, including muzzleloaders
ShotMust be nontoxic
ArcheryBow & arrows or
Crossbow & bolts
Handguns
Rifles
Prohibited