Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

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NM: Apply now for special Sandhill Crane, Goose, Pheasant hunts

SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish is accepting applications for youth waterfowl hunts in the Bernardo Waterfowl Area south of Belen and for sandhill crane hunts in various areas around the state.

More than 200 hunts at Bernardo are available to youths younger than age 18 who have successfully completed an approved hunter education course. Hundreds of special sandhill crane permits are available to hunters of all ages.

Applications can be made online at or by regular mail by using Form 2011. Online applications must be received by 5 p.m. Sept. 14. Paper applications must be postmarked on or before Sept. 14.

The Department also is accepting applications for light goose hunts at Bernardo and for pheasant hunts at the Casa Colorada, Seven Rivers and W.S. Huey wildlife areas. Application deadline is Nov. 2 for those hunts.

For more information about waterfowl and small game hunting in New Mexico, please see the Small-game Rules & Information booklet, available online at and soon at license vendors and Department offices statewide.


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