New Mexico Hunting Seasons and Rates


2020 Rocky Mountain Elk (Rifle, Muzzleloader or Archery)

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Elk Hunts (Archery)
Private Land Elk Hunts (Rifle)
Elk Hunts (Rifle)
Elk Hunts (Muzzleloader)
Private Land Elk Hunts (Muzzleloader)
Elk Hunts (Bow)
Coyote/Grouse/Bobcat/Prairie Dog Hunts
Merriam Spring Turkey Hunts
Bear Hunts
Cougar Hunts
Mule Deer Hunts (Rifle)
Mule Deer Hunts (Archery – RUT)
Antelope Hunts (Rifle)
Oryx Hunts (Rifle)
Rhodes Canyon Hunt Dates
Rhodes Canyon – Mobility Impaired Hunt Dates
Stallion Range Hunt Dates
New Mexico Game & Fish Big Game License Price List

Elk Hunts (Archery) $6500
Guaranteed License Included in Standard Unit (Any 5 consecutive days)

Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 1 – 5
Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 8 – 12
Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 15 – 19
Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 20 – 24

PRIVATE LAND ELK HUNTS (Rifle) $6500;

(Any 5 consecutive days)

Rifle . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 1 – Dec. 31  (Any 5 consecutive days)

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Elk (Rifle) $6500 – 5 Days Includes Guaranteed Tag

Rifle . . .Oct. 10 – Oct. 14
Rifle . . .Oct. 17 – Nov. 21
Rifle . . .Oct. 24 – Oct 28


Elk (Muzzleloader) $6500 includes Guaranteed Tag in Standard Unit

Standard Unit
Muzzleloader . . .Oct. 10 – Oct. 14

Quality Unit-Guaranteed Tag NOT Included

Muzzleloader . . .Oct. 17-Nov. 21 Muzzleloader . . .Oct. 24-Oct. 28


Elk (RIFLE) on Private Land (Guaranteed Tag Included) $6500

Nov 1-Dec 31 (Any 5 Consecutive Days) (260”-320” Bulls)


Elk (Muzzleloader) in Quality Unit $6500 plus Guaranteed Tag NOT Included

Muzzle . . . . . . . . . . .Oct.17-21
Muzzle. . . . . . . . . . . Oct.24-28
Muzzle. . . . . . . . . . . Nov.21-25


Elk (Archery) $6500 Guaranteed Tag Included

Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 1 – 5
Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 8 – 12
Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 15 – 19
Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 20 – 24


Coyote/Grouse/Bobcat/Prairie Dog $350 per day

Contact JACO Outfitters, LLC for available hunt dates.


Merriam Spring Turkey$1750

3 Days 1 Birds (Opportunity to Harvest 2nd Bird; Additional $600)

Any Legal Weapon. . . . . . . . . . April 15-May 10

*Contact JACO Outfitters, LLC about 2020 Turkey Season


Bear $4250 – 5 Days

August 16-31 and Sept 25 – Nov 15


Cougar $5500.00 – 5 Days

November 15 – March 31 with your choice of weapon (Rifle / Muzzleloader / Archery)


Mule Deer (Muzzle or Rifle) $4250 – 5 Days

Muzzle . . . . . . . . .Sept. 27-Oct. 1
Rifle . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 24 – Oct 28
Rifle . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 31-Nov. 4


Mule Deer (Archery- RUT) $4250 – 5 Days
Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 1 – 5
Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 8 – 12
Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 15 – 19
Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 20 – 24

January-2021

Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Jan 1 – 5, ‘21
Archery. . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 7 – 11, ‘21


Antelope (Rifle) $3750 Guaranteed Tag Included

(Includes Guaranteed Tag)
Archery . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 4 – Aug. 6
Archery . . . . . . . . . . .Aug 8 – Aug 10

Rifle . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 15 – Aug. 17
Rifle . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 22 – Aug. 24


Oryx (Rifle) $3250

Contact JACO Outfitters, LLC for available hunt dates

(Deadline to apply is March 18th, 2020)

Rhodes Canyon Hunt Dates

Rifle . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 25 – Sept. 27
Rifle . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 23 – Oct. 25
Rifle . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 6 – Nov. 8
Rifle . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 4 – Dec. 6

Rhodes Canyon – Mobility Impaired Hunt Date

Sept. 7-9

Stallion Range Hunt Dates

Sept. 21-23
Nov. 16-18
Jan. 11-13
Feb. 8-10

New Mexico Game & Fish Big Game License Price List

Game Residents Non Residents
Elk

$65 Game Hunting License

$10 Habitat / HMAS Stamps

$91.00 – MB or ES
$61 – Antlerless
$548       (Standard Units)
$773       (Quality Units)
Deer $42.00 $283       (Standard)
$368       (Quality)
Turkey $25.00 $100       (2 Bearded Birds)
Bear $47.00 $260
Bighorn Sheep $161.00 $3,180
Antelope $61.00 $290
Cougar $43.00 $290
Oryx $153 $1610
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