Apply Now For Sandhill Crane And Pheasant Draw Permits

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be accepting applications for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits starting 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15.

Applications can be made online through your account or over the telephone with the Department’s information center, 1-888-248-6866. The application deadline for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Pheasant hunts that will be included in the draw include:

Hunt Area

Hunt Code

Season Dates

Number of Permits

Bernardo Youth Only

PHE-0-001

Oct. 17

20

W.S. Huey Youth Only

PHE-0-002

Dec. 5

40

W.S. Huey (open to all applicants)

PHE-0-005

Dec. 12

40

Sandhill crane hunts that will be included in the draw include: ­

Hunt Area

Hunt Code

Season Dates

Number of Permits

Estancia Valley Hunt

SCR-0-101

Oct. 24 – 27, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1

65

Middle Rio Grande Valley (MRGV)

SCR-0-102

Nov. 7-8

60

SCR-0-103

Nov. 28-29

50

SCR-0-104

Dec. 5-6

55

SCR-0-105

Jan. 2-3, 2021

55

SCR-0-106

Jan. 9-10, 2021

50

MRGV Youth Only

SCR-0-107

Nov.21

24

Southwestern

SCR-0-108

Oct. 24 – Nov. 1

70

SCR-0-109

Jan. 2 – 3, 2021

60

Successful applicants must have a Game Hunting license and applicable stamp(s) in addition to their draw permit. Successful sandhill crane applicants also must have a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number.

The 2020-2021 Upland Game Hunting Rules and Information Booklet will be online at the end of July. The 2020-2021 Migratory Game Bird Rules and Information Booklet will be online in mid-August. These publications will only be published on the Department’s website for the 2020-2021 hunting season.

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