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New Mexico - 2015-16 Season

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Season/FlywayDatesNotes
Duck & Coot
North Central Flyway
Oct 27 - Jan 31
Youth: Sep 26-27
East of the continental divide and north of I-40 and US-54 at Tucumari. All youth hunters must be under 16 years old, fully licensed and accompanied by an adult (18+).
Duck & Coot
North Central Flyway
(Falconry)
Sep 12 - Sep 19
Oct 27 - Jan 31
Youth: Sep 26-27
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Duck & Coot
South Central Flyway
Oct 27 - Jan 31
Youth: Oct 10-11
East of the continental divide and south of I-40 and US-54 at Tucumari
Duck & Coot
South Central Flyway
(Falconry)
Sep 12 - Sep 19
Oct 27 - Jan 31
Youth: Oct 10-11
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Duck & Coot
Pacific Flyway
Oct 10 - Jan 22
Youth: Oct 3-4
West of the continental divide
Duck & Coot
Pacific
(Falconry)
Oct 10 - Jan 22
Youth: Oct 3-4
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Scaup
Pacific Flyway
Oct 10 - Jan 3May be part of the aggregate bag for duck
September TealSep 12 - Sep 19Blue-winged, green-winged, or cinnamon
Dark Goose
Central Flyway
Oct 17 - Jan 31Middle Rio Grande Valley (MRGV) closed to dark goose hunting
MRGV Dark Goose
Central Flyway
Dec 26 - Jan 19MRGV includes Valencia, Socorro and Sierra counties
Light Goose
Central Flyway
Oct 17 - Jan 31Includes snow & Ross's geese
Light Goose Conservation Order
Central Flyway
Feb 1 - Mar 10Includes snow & Ross's geese
Goose
North Pacific Flyway
Sep 26 - Oct 11
Oct 24 - Jan 22
Open for Canada, Brant, White-fronted & Light geese
Goose
South Pacific Flyway
Oct 10 - Jan 24Open for Canada, Brant, White-fronted & Light geese

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpecies/FlywayDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks
Central
6, including no more than:
  • 5 mallards, including Mexican-like ducks (max. 2 female)
  • 3 scaup
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 hooded mergansers
  • 2 pintail
  • 2 canvasbacks
Ducks
Pacific
7, including no more than:
  • 2 female mallards
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 canvasbacks
Coots
Central
15
Coots
Pacific
25
Scaup
Pacific
3
Teal
Central
6
Dark Goose
Central
Regular: 5
MRGV: 2 per day, 2 per season
Light Goose
Central
50, no possession limit
Light Goose Conservation Order
Central
No bag or possession limits
Goose
Pacific
Canada & Brant: 3
White-fronted: 10
Light geese: 20
Hunting TimesArea/SeasonTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
September Teal1.2 hour before sunrise to sunset, including in Bernardo & La Joya WMAs
Bottomless Lakes Overflow1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 p.m.
WMAs: Bernardo, Casa Colorada, Charette Lake, Jackson Lake, La Joya, McAllister Lake, Wagon Mound, Tucumari, W.S. Huey1/2 hour before sunrise to 1 p.m.
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
FalconryBag limit of 3 daily
Seasons as described above
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells. Muzzle-loading shotguns firing shot are permitted
ShotMust be non-toxic
ArcheryCrossbows and bow & arrow are permitted