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New Mexico

Hunting

Flyway Seasons & Regulations

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. 9–Jan. 12, ‘22 . . .6 ducks singly or in aggregate (1) / 3 times daily bag

(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; 1 pintail; and 2 canvasback.

American Coot . . . . . . Oct. 9–Jan. 12, ‘22 . . .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 American Coot . . . . . . Oct. 28–Jan. 31 ‘22 . . .Same as North Zone / 3 times daily bag

North and South Zones (North Zone and South Zone boundaries above)

Species . . . . . . . .Season Dates . . . . . . . . Bag / Possession

September Teal Season . . Sept. 11–19 . . . . . . .6 singly or in aggregate / 18 in possession

(blue-winged, cinnamon, green-winged teal)

Moorhen . . . . . . . . . Sept. 11–Nov. 19 . . . .1 daily / 3 in possession

Sora and Virginia Rail . . . Sept. 11–Nov. 19 . . . .10 singly or in aggregate / 20 in possession

Snipe . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 9 – Jan. 23 ‘22 . . .8 daily / 24 in possession

Dark Goose (2). . . . . . . Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ‘22 . . .5 daily / 15 in possession

(Canada and white-fronted goose)

(2) MRGV (Valencia, Socorro and Sierra counties) is closed to dark goose hunting in the regular season.

MRGV Dark Goose (3) . . Dec. 19–Jan. 31, ‘22. . .2 per day / 2 per season

(Canada and white-fronted goose)

(3) MRGV includes Valencia, Socorro and Sierra counties.

Light Goose. . . . . . . . Oct. 17–Jan. 31 ‘22 . . .50 daily / No possession limit

(snow and Ross’s goose)

Light Goose Conservation . Feb. 1–Mar. 10 ‘22 . . .No bag limit / No possession limit Order (4) (snow and Ross’s goose)

(4) Free permit required. Approved tools include electronic calls and unplugged shotguns.

Shooting until 1/2 hour after sunset, except on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs).

Flyway Hunting Areas Map


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. 25–Oct. 10 . . . .4 Canada and brant / 12 in possession Nov. 2–Jan. 31, ‘22 10 white-fronted/ 30 in possession

20 light / 60 in possession

South Zone (West of the Continental Divide and south of I-40)

Species . . . . . . . .Season Dates . . . . . . . . Bag / Possession

Goose . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 17–Jan. 31, ‘22. . .4 Canada and brant / 12 in possession

10 white-fronted/ 30 in possession 20 light / 60 in possession

North and South Zones (North Zone and South Zone boundaries)

Species . . . . . . . .Season Dates . . . . . . . . Bag / Possession

Duck . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 19– Jan. 31, ‘22 . .7 ducks in aggregate (1) / 3 times daily bag

(1) Aggregate may include no more than 2 female mallards, 2 redheads, 1 pintail, 2 canvasback.

Scaup . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 19–Jan. 12, ‘22. . .2 daily (2) / 6 possession.

American Coot and Moorhen . . . . . . . . . Oct. 19– Jan. 31, ‘22 . .25 singly or in aggregate / 75 in possession

Snipe . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 17–Jan. 31, ‘22. . .8 daily / 24 in possession

Sora and Virginia Rail . . . Sept. 11 –Nov. 19 . . . .25 singly or in aggregate / 75 in possession