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2010-2011 New Mexico Small Game and Waterfowl Brochure

2010-2011 New Mexico Small Game and Waterfowl Brochure

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Table of Contents
Photo Credits: Mark Gruber, Tim Mitchusson, Jeff Seim andDan Williams.
What’s New This Year
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License Fees
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License information
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General Regulations
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6Special Regulation Areas
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7Upland Game Seasons
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9 Quail
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10Grouse and Squirrel
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11Pheasant
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12Upland Game Hunting at WMAs
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13Migratory Bird Seasons
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Waterfowl Hunting at NWRs
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Dove, Band-tailed PigeonSandhill Crane
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17Central Flyway
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Pacic Flyway
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Migratory Bird Hunting at WMAs
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Special Permit Hunts and Youth Waterfowl Seasons
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21Falconry Seasons
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he New Mexico Department of Game andFish manages 11 resident upland gamespecies including quail, pheasant, bluegrouse and squirrel.The Department also manages 36 migratoryspecies including waterfowl (ducks and geese)and other migratory birds including sandhillcrane, coot, common moorhen, sora, Virginiarail, snipe, dove and band-tailed pigeon.Both upland game and migratory birds areconsidered "small game".
What’s New This Year
Two Application Deadlines for SpecialPermit Bird Hunts
The application deadline for all special permitsandhill crane hunts and youth waterfowl huntsat Bernardo WMA is
 
Wednesday, Sept. 8
.
 Online application must be made before 5 p.m.on the deadline day.The application deadline for all Bernardo WMAlight goose special permit hunts, youth-onlylight goose hunt and special permit pheasanthunts is
Wednesday, Nov. 3.
Onlineapplication must be made before 5 p.m. on thedeadline day.
Residents pay a $10 application fee whilenonresidents pay a $27 application fee.
Season Dates Adjusted
Season dates have been adjusted for thenew calendar year. All dates are 2010 unlessindicated.
 Additional Squirrel Species
Squirrel species available to hunt include: Abert's, Arizona gray squirrel, fox squirrel,Eastern gray squirrel and red squirrel.
GS-1E Eliminated
The Experimental Grouse/Squirrel Zone 1 hasbeen eliminated.
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General Information
Licenses Are Available
The New Mexico Department of Game and
Fish has a main ofce in Santa Fe and fourarea ofces. Licenses for most species aresold over the counter at the main and areaofces and from about 230 vendors statewide,including discount and sporting goods storesand bait and tackle shops.
Department Main Ofce
P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504#1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Department Area Ofces
Northwest Ofce
3841 Midway Pl. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109(505) 222-4700 Fax (505) 222-4720
Southwest Ofce
2715 Northrise Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88011(575) 532-2100 Fax (575) 522-8382
Northeast Ofce
215 York Canyon Rd., Raton, NM 87740(575) 445-2311 Fax (575) 445-5651
Southeast Ofce
1912 W. Second St., Roswell, NM 88201(575) 624-6135 Fax (575) 624-6136
Important Phone Numbers
Public Information & Outreach
 
(505) 476-8000Operation Game Thief (800) 432-4263To be mailed information (800) 862-9310Hunter Education (505) 222-4731License Sales (505) 476-8087Law Enforcement (505) 476-8066Wildlife Management (505) 476-8038Fisheries Management (505) 476-8055Conservation Services (505) 476-8101Fax
(licenses/procurement/payment)
(505) 476-8137TDD
(number for hearing impaired)
(505) 476-8143
State Game Commissioners
Jim McClintic, ChairP.O. Box 21027 Albuquerque, NM 87154Sandy Buffett, Vice-chair320 Aztec St. Suite BSanta Fe, NM 87501Dr. Tom Arvas7905 Spain NE Albuquerque, NM 87109Gary W. Fonay5333 North BaggettHobbs, NM 88242Kent Salazar1621 Vassar Dr. SE Albuquerque, NM 87106M. H. “Dutch” SalmonP.O. Box 878Silver City, NM 88062Thomas “Dick” Salopek 975 Holcomb Rd.Las Cruces, NM 88007
Dove Banding Program
In 2010, a large-scale mourning and white-winged dove banding program will beconducted nationwide. The banding programis used to obtain harvest data and populationestimates.When hunting this year, check all harvestedbirds for bands. Please report any bandnumbers by calling toll-free:(800) 327-BAND or report via the website:
www.reportband.gov
.
 Apply Online ForSpecial Permit Bird Hunts
Use the Department’s Web site
www.wildlife.state.nm.us
to apply onlinefor Special Permit Bird Hunts.Residents pay a $10 application fee.Nonresidents pay a $27 application fee.
Online applications must be madebefore 5 p.m. on the deadline day.
Mourning Dove
 
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License Fees
General License information
 All hunters must have one of the following valid licenses to hunt small game.
1. Everyone hunting, trapping or shing on ANY lands must have a
Habitat Managementand Access Validation
.2. Anyone hunting, shing or trapping on any U.S. Forest Service or Bureau of LandManagement (BLM) lands must have a
Habitat Improvement Stamp
.3. Anyone hunting migratory birds must have a
Migratory Bird Permit (HIP) Number
.4. Waterfowl hunters, 16 years or older, need a
Federal Duck Stamp
. See page 5.
Resident Licenses
 
Small Game $20.00Small Game and Fishing $33.00
DisabledVeteranFishingandSmallGame(availableonlyatDepartmentofces)$10.00
 
Junior (17 and younger) or Senior (65 years or older) Small Game & Fishing $16.00General Hunting $43.00*Junior (17 and younger) General Hunting $18.00*Senior (65 years or older) or Handicapped General Hunting $27.00*General Hunting and Fishing $62.00*Junior (17 and younger) General Hunting and Fishing $23.00*Senior (65 years or older) or Handicapped General Hunting and Fishing $31.00*
* Fees for these licenses include the $3 resident Depredation Damage Stamp fee.
Disabled Veteran and Handicapped Licenses
Only
residents
may purchase a Disabled Veteran Fishing and Small Game, Handicapped General Hunting orHandicapped General Hunting and Fishing license. Residents must furnish to the license vendor proof of residencyand proof of disability or a Mobility Impaired Card. The Department of Game and Fish will make reasonable
accommodationsforpersonswhohaveadisability.ContactanyDepartmentofceformoreinformation.
Nonresident Licenses
Nonresident Small Game Season $90.00Nonresident Small Game 4-day $33.00
Resident and Nonresident Permits and Validations
Habitat Management and Access Validation $4.00
Requiredforhunting,shingortrappingon
 ANY 
lands.
Habitat Improvement Stamp $5.00
Requiredforhunting,shingortrappingonU.S.ForestServiceorBureauofLandManagementproperties.
Migratory Bird Permit (HIP) Number $1.00

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