TITLE 19             NATURAL RESOURCES AND WILDLIFE

CHAPTER 31     HUNTING AND FISHING

PART 5                 UPLAND GAME

 

19.31.5.1               ISSUING AGENCY: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

[19.31.5.1 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.5.1 NMAC, 8-15-17]

 

19.31.5.2               SCOPE: Hunters of upland game. Additional requirements may be found in Chapter 17 NMSA 1978 and Chapters 30 and 32 through 36 of Title 19.

[19.31.5.2 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.5.2 NMAC, 8-15-17]

 

19.31.5.3               STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 17-1-14 and 17-1-26 NMSA 1978 provide that the New Mexico game commission has the authority to establish rules and regulations that it may deem necessary to carry out the purpose of Chapter 17 NMSA 1978 and all other acts pertaining to protected mammals, birds, and fish.

[19.31.5.3 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.5.3 NMAC, 8-15-17]

 

19.31.5.4               DURATION: April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2022.

[19.31.5.4 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.5.4 NMAC, 8-15-17]

 

19.31.5.5               EFFECTIVE DATE: April 1, 2018 unless a later date is cited at the end of a section.

[19.31.5.5 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.5.5 NMAC, 8-15-17]

 

19.31.5.6               OBJECTIVE:  Establishing seasons on dusky grouse, Eurasian collared-dove, pheasant, Gambel's quail, Montezuma quail, northern bobwhite, scaled quail, Abert's squirrel, red squirrel, Arizona gray squirrel, fox squirrel, eastern gray squirrel, and setting falconry seasons.

[19.31.5.6 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.5.6 NMAC, 8-15-17]

 

19.31.5.7               DEFINITIONS:

                A.            “Aggregate” shall mean the sum of individual game taken comprised of several species as allowed by the bag limit or possession limit.

                B.            “Arrows” shall mean only those arrows or bolts having broadheads with steel cutting edges.

                C.            “Bag limit” shall mean the number of upland game animals a licensed hunter is allowed per day.

                D.            “Baiting” shall mean the placing, exposing, depositing, distributing, or scattering of any salt, grain, scent or other feed on or over areas where hunters are attempting to take upland game birds or mammals.

                E.            “Bow” shall mean compound, recurve, long bow, or crossbow.  Sights on bows shall not project light, however, illuminated pins/reticles and scopes of any magnification are allowed.

                F.            Crossbows” shall mean a device with a bow limb or band of flexible material that is attached horizontally to a stock and has a mechanism to hold the string in a cocked position.  Sights on crossbows shall not project light, however, illuminated pins/reticles and scopes of any magnification are allowed.

                G.            Department” shall mean the New Mexico department of game and fish.

                H.            “Department offices” shall mean department offices in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Raton, Las Cruces, or Roswell.

                I.             Director” shall mean the director of the New Mexico department of game and fish.

                J.             “Established road” is defined as follows:

                                (1)           a road, built or maintained by equipment, which shows no evidence of ever being closed to vehicular traffic by such means as berms, ripping, scarification, reseeding, fencing, gates, barricades or posted closures;

                                (2)           a two-track road completely void of vegetation in the tracks which shows use prior to hunting seasons for other purposes such as recreation, mining, logging, and ranching and shows no evidence of ever being closed to vehicular traffic by such means as berms, ripping, scarification, reseeding, fencing, gates, barricades or posted closures.

                K.            “Falconry" shall mean hunting upland game using raptors.

                L.            License year” shall mean the period from April 1 through March 31.

                M.           “Modern firearms” shall mean center-fire firearms, not to include any fully automatic firearms.  Legal shotguns shall be only those shotguns capable of being fired from the shoulder.

                N.            “Muzzle-loader or muzzle-loading firearms” shall mean those rifles and shotguns in which the charge and projectile are loaded through the muzzle.  Only blackpowder, Pyrodex® or equivalent blackpowder substitute may be used.  Use of smokeless powder is prohibited.  Legal muzzle-loader shotguns shall be only those shotguns capable of being fired from the shoulder.

                O.            Non-toxic shot” shall mean that non-toxic shot approved for use by the U. S. fish and wildlife service.

                P.            “Pellet Gun” shall mean a handgun or rifle that propels a single .177 caliber or larger pellet by means of compressed air or other gas.

                Q.            “Permanent mobility limitation” shall mean an individual that permanently has: restricted movement in both arms, or is restricted to the use of a walker, wheelchair, or two crutches to walk, or has a combination of disabilities that cause comparable substantial functional limitations.

                R.            Possession limit” shall mean twice the daily bag limit one can have in their ownership, except where otherwise defined.

                S.             “Protected species” shall mean any of the following animals:

                                (1)           all animals defined as protected wildlife species and game fish under Section 17-2-3 NMSA 1978;

                                (2)           all animals listed as endangered species or subspecies as stated in regulation(s) set by the state game commission.

                T.            Retention” or “retain” shall mean the holding of in captivity.

                U.            “State game commission owned properties” shall mean all department owned or managed waterfowl management areas, wildlife management areas, Sandhills Prairie conservation area and lesser prairie-chicken areas.

                V.            “Unlimited” shall mean there is no set limit on the number of permits or licenses established for the described hunt areas.

                W.           “Waterfowl management area (WMA)” shall mean Bernardo, Casa Colorada, Charette lake, Jackson lake, La Joya, McAllister lake, Salt lake, Tucumcari, and W.S. Huey state game commission owned or managed waterfowl management areas.

                X.            “Wildlife management area” shall mean Big Hatchet, Colin Neblett, E.S. Barker, Humphries, Marquez, Rio Chama, Sargent, Socorro-Escondida, and Water canyon wildlife management areas, the Sandhills Prairie conservation area, and state game commission owned lesser prairie-chicken areas.

                Y.            Youth” shall mean those less than 18 years of age except where otherwise defined.

[19.31.5.7 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.5.7 NMAC, 8-15-17; A, 4-1-2018]

 

19.31.5.8               LICENSE AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

                A.            License:  It shall be unlawful to hunt dusky grouse, pheasant, quail, Eurasian collared-dove, and squirrel without having purchased a valid license for the current license year.

                                (1)           For pheasant hunting on Bernardo and W.S. Huey WMAs:  in addition to a valid license, a special permit obtained by drawing shall be required.

                                (2)           For pheasant hunting on private lands in Valencia county:  in addition to a valid license, a Valencia county landowner pheasant permit shall be required.

                B.            Valid dates of license or permit:  All permits or licenses shall be valid only for the dates, legal sporting arms, bag limit and area specified by the hunt code printed on the permit or license.

                C.            Applications:  Applications for upland game special permits shall be submitted via the department website.

                                (1)           No more than four persons may apply per application.

                                (2)           It shall be unlawful to submit more than one application per species per year, unless otherwise specifically allowed by rule.  Those submitting more than one application per species will result in the rejection of all applications for that species.

                                (3)           Applications may be rejected if such applications do not supply adequate information.

                                (4)           Applicants may apply for a first, second and third choice of seasons if applicable.  A maximum of one permit per species hunt code will be awarded to successful applicants unless otherwise specifically allowed by rule.

                                (5)           All applications must be submitted via the department website unless otherwise specifically allowed by rule.  Persons desiring a Valencia county landowner pheasant hunt permit must obtain an application from registered landowners.  Applications must be submitted in person to only the northwest area (Albuquerque) office.  Applications for the Valencia county landowner pheasant hunt permits may be submitted up to the day prior to the hunt.

                                (6)           The application deadline for the Bernardo and W.S. Huey WMAs pheasant hunts shall be on date(s) set by the state game commission.

                                (7)           If applications for permits exceed the number of available permits, permits shall be allotted by means of a random public drawing.

                                (8)           If any permits remain after the original deadline, the director may authorize a new deadline.  A person who is not awarded a permit for which he applied may submit a new application for a permit if such permits remain available.

                D.            Youth hunts:  Only applicants who have not reached their 18th birthday by the opening day of the hunt are eligible to apply for or participate in a youth only hunt.

[19.31.5.8 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.5.8 NMAC, 8-15-17]

 

19.31.5.9               MANNER AND METHODS FOR UPLAND GAME:

                A.            Season and hours:  Upland game may be hunted or taken only during open seasons and only during the period from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, unless otherwise specifically allowed by rule.

                                (1)           On wildlife management areas, the lesser prairie-chicken areas, and the Sandhills Prairie conservation area hunting hours shall be from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

                                (2)           On waterfowl management areas (WMAs), hunting hours shall be from one-half hour before sunrise to 1:00 p.m.  For the special permit pheasant hunts on W.S. Huey WMA, hunting hours shall be from one-half hour before sunrise to 4 p.m.

                B.            Bag limit:  It is unlawful for any person to hunt for or take more than one daily bag limit allowed by regulation.

                C.            Seizure:  Any conservation officer or other officer authorized to enforce game laws and regulations shall seize the carcasses of any upland game that are illegally obtained.

                D.            Use of bait:  It shall be unlawful for anyone to take or attempt to take any upland game, other than quail on private property, by use of bait.  It shall be lawful to take quail from areas where quail feeders occur on private property.

                E.            Live animals:  It shall be unlawful to use live animals as a blind or decoy in taking or attempting to take any upland game.

                F.            Use of calling devices:  It shall be unlawful to use any electrically or mechanically recorded calling device in taking or attempting to take any upland game.

                G.            Killing out-of-season:  It shall be unlawful to kill any upland game out-of-season.

                H.            Legal sporting arms and ammunition:

                                (1)           The following are legal sporting arms for pheasants, and quail:

                                                (a)           shotguns firing shot, including muzzle-loading shotguns;

                                                (b)           bows and arrows; and

                                                (c)           crossbows.

                                (2)           The following are legal sporting arms for dusky grouse, Eurasian collared-dove, Abert's squirrels, Arizona gray squirrels, fox squirrels, eastern gray squirrels and red squirrels:

                                                (a)           shotguns firing shot, including muzzle-loading shotguns;

                                                (b)           rimfire firearms;

                                                (c)           muzzle-loading firearms;

                                                (d)           bows and arrows;

                                                (e)           crossbows; and

                                                (f)            pellet guns.

                                (3)           Non-toxic shot is required for hunting on all state game commission owned lands.  It shall be unlawful for any person hunting with a shotgun or muzzleloader on state game commission owned properties, to hunt with or be in possession of lead shot, or shotgun shells loaded with lead shot.

                I.             Drugs and explosives:  It shall be unlawful to use any form of drug on an arrow or use arrows driven by explosives.

                J.             Proof of species or sex:

                                (1)           One foot shall remain attached to each quail taken until the bird has arrived at the personal abode of the possessor or storage facility.

                                (2)           The head or a leg of each pheasant taken must remain attached to the bird until the bird has arrived at the personal abode of the possessor or storage facility.

                K.            Release of wildlife:  It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to release, intentionally or otherwise, or cause to be released in this state any upland game, without first obtaining a permit from the department of game and fish.

                L.            Lands and waters owned, administered, controlled, or managed by the state game commission:

                                (1)           Posting of signs:  The state game commission may prohibit, modify, condition, or otherwise control the use of areas under its control by posting of signs as may be required in any particular area.

                                (2)           Violating provisions of posted signs:  It shall be unlawful to violate the provisions of posted signs on areas under the control of the state game commission.

                                (3)           Trespass on state game commission owned lands:  It shall be unlawful to hunt upland game, camp, or trespass upon state game commission owned lands unless allowed under regulation.

                                (4)           State waterfowl management areas and wildlife management areas open, species that can be hunted, and days open for hunting:  Use of vehicles will be restricted to designated areas.

                                                (a)           The W.S. Huey WMA shall be open for quail hunting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays during established quail seasons.  The W.S. Huey WMA shall be open to pheasant hunting by special permit only.

                                                (b)           The Edward Sargent, W. A. Humphries, Rio Chama, Urraca, Colin Neblett, and Elliot S. Barker wildlife management areas shall be open for hunting upland game during established squirrel and dusky grouse seasons.

                                                (c)           The Water canyon, Marquez, and Socorro-Escondida wildlife management areas, and the Sandhills Prairie conservation area shall be open for hunting upland game during established quail seasons.

                                                (d)           The Big Hatchet mountain wildlife management area shall be open for quail hunting during established quail seasons.

                                                (e)           The state game commission owned lesser prairie-chicken areas shall be open for quail hunting during established quail seasons.

                                (5)           Eurasian collared-dove hunting shall be open during established mourning and white-winged dove seasons as defined in 19.31.6.11 NMAC, Species, Open Areas, Season Dates, and Daily Bag Limits, and during open quail, squirrel, and dusky grouse seasons in open areas, as defined above.

                                (6)           The Sandia ranger district of the Cibola national forest shall be open to archery only hunting for upland game during established seasons.

                M.           Areas closed to upland game hunting:  The following areas shall remain closed to hunting, except as permitted by regulation:

                                (1)           all state game commission owned or managed properties;

                                (2)           Rio Grande wild and scenic river area;

                                (3)           sub-unit 6B (Valles Caldera national preserve);

                                (4)           Sugarite canyon state park; and

                                (5)           Valle Vidal area.

[19.31.5.9 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.5.9 NMAC, 8-15-17; A, 4-1-2018]

 

19.31.5.10             UPLAND GAME HUNTING SEASONS:  Hunting seasons shall be as indicated below, listing the species, open areas, eligibility requirements or restrictions, season dates, and daily bag and possession limits.  All Eurasian collared-dove in possession must have an identifiable feathered wing attached until the bird has arrived at the person’s residence, processor, or place of final storage.

 

SPECIES

OPEN AREAS

SEASON OPEN

DAILY BAG (POSSESSION) LIMITS

Eurasian collared-dove

statewide

April 1 - March 31

No bag or possession limit

dusky grouse

statewide

Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2018

3 (6 in possession)

Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2019

Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2020

Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2021

pheasant

statewide, excluding Valencia county

Dec. 6-9, 2018, Dec. 12-15, 2019, Dec. 10-13, 2020, Dec. 9-12, 2021

3 (males) (6 in possession)

youth-only pheasant hunt (special draw permit required)

Bernardo WMA

Oct. 20, 2018, Oct. 19, 2019, Oct. 17, 2020, and Oct. 16, 2021

3 (males)

youth-only pheasant hunt (special draw permit required)

W.S. Huey WMA

Dec. 1, 2018, Dec. 7, 2019, Dec. 5, 2020, and Dec. 4, 2021

3 (males)

pheasant (special draw permit required)

W.S. Huey WMA

Dec. 8, 2018, Dec. 14, 2019, Dec. 12, 2020, and Dec. 11, 2021

3 (males)

pheasant (Valencia Co.) (landowner permit required)

Valencia county private lands

Dec. 8, 2018, Dec. 14, 2019, Dec. 12, 2020, and Dec. 11, 2021

3 (males)

quail: Gambel's, scaled, northern bobwhite and Montezuma (Mearn’s)

statewide

Nov. 15 - Feb. 15, 2019

15 (singly or in aggregate; no more than 5 shall be Mearn’s, possession shall be 30 singly or in aggregate - no more than 10 shall be Mearn’s)

Nov. 15 - Feb. 15, 2020

Nov. 15 - Feb. 15, 2021

Nov. 15 - Feb. 15, 2022

squirrel:

statewide

Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2018

8 (singly or in aggregate, possession shall be 16 singly or in aggregate)

Abert’s, Arizona gray, fox, eastern gray and red squirrel

Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2019

Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2020

Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2021

[19.31.5.10 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.5.10 NMAC, 8-15-17]

 

19.31.5.11             [RESERVED]

 

19.31.5.12             HUNT CODES AND PERMIT NUMBERS FOR BERNARDO WMA AND W.S. HUEY WMA PHEASANT HUNTS AND THE VALENCIA COUNTY LANDOWNER PHEASANT HUNT:

Hunters may possess a Valencia county landowner permit in addition to another special permit pheasant hunt.  Special permit pheasant hunts will be allocated by season as follows:

hunt location

2018 season

2019 season

2020 Season

2021 season

hunt code

no. of permits

youth-only Bernardo WMA

10/20

10/19

10/17

10/16

PHE-0-001

20

youth-only W.S. Huey WMA

12/01

12/07

12/05

12/04

PHE-0-002

40

W.S. Huey WMA

12/08

12/14

12/12

12/11

PHE-0-005

40

Valencia county landowner permits

12/08

12/14

12/12

12/11

PHE-0-006

unlimited

[19.31.5.12 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.5.12 NMAC, 8-15-17]

 

19.31.5.13             FALCONRY SEASONS:

                A.            Open areas and season dates:  The season for dusky grouse, pheasants, quail, Abert’s squirrel, Arizona gray squirrel, fox squirrel, eastern gray squirrel, and red squirrel shall be statewide and shall be open September 1 through February 28 annually.  For Eurasian collared-dove, all areas statewide are open year round, except as prohibited by rule.

                B.            Daily bag and possession limits:  Daily bag limits for dusky grouse, pheasant, and quail shall be three birds (in the aggregate) and three squirrels (in the aggregate).  Possession limits shall be:  dusky grouse-six; pheasant-six; quail-30 (singly or in the aggregate); Abert’s, Arizona gray, fox, eastern gray and red squirrel-16 (singly or in the aggregate).  There is no bag or possession limit for Eurasian collared-dove.  All Eurasian collared-dove in possession must have an identifiable feathered wing attached until the bird has arrived at the person’s residence, processor, or place of final storage. 

                C.            Provisions for possession:  The falconry hunter shall not retain nor possess any protected mammal taken by a raptor except Abert's, Arizona gray, eastern gray, fox and red squirrels legally taken during open falconry season.  The falconry hunter shall not retain nor possess any protected birds taken by a raptor except those upland game species listed herein that were legally taken during the open falconry season.

[19.31.5.13 NMAC - Rp, 19.31.5.13 NMAC, 8-15-17]

 

HISTORY OF 19.31.5 NMAC:

Pre-NMAC Regulatory Filing History: The material in this Part was derived from that previously filed with the State Records Center & Archives under: Regulation No. 482, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Bear, Turkey, Elk, Antelope, Dusky Grouse, Tassel-Eared And Chickaree Squirrel, and Barbary Sheep, filed 5/31/67; Regulation No. 486, Establishing 1967 Seasons On Quail, Pheasants, Prairie Chickens, and Lesser Sandhill (Little Brown) Crane And Additional Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl, filed 9/22/67; Regulation No. 492, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Bear, Turkey, Elk, Antelope, Dusky Grouse, Tassel-Eared And Chickaree Squirrel, And Barbary Sheep, filed 6/6/68; Regulation No. 493, Establishing 1968 Seasons On Mourning And White-Winged Doves, Band-Tailed Pigeons, And Sora And Virginia Rails, filed 8/9/68; Regulation No. 494, Establishing 1968 Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl, Wilson’s Snipe, Lesser Sandhill Crane, Scaled, Gambel’s, And Bobwhite Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 10/2/68; Regulation 504, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Bear, Turkey, Dusky Grouse, Chickaree And Tassel-Eared Squirrel, And Barbary Sheep, filed 6/4/69; Regulation No. 505, Establishing 1969 Seasons On Teal, Band-Tailed Pigeons, Sora And Virginia Rails, Mourning And White-Winged Doves, And Wilson’s Snipe, filed 8/26/69; Regulation No. 508, Establishing 1969 Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl, Lesser Sandhill Crane, Scaled, Gambel’s And Bobwhite Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 9/19/69; Regulation No. 514, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Bear, Turkey, Elk, Antelope, Dusky Grouse, Tassel-Eared And Chickaree Squirrel, Barbary Sheep And Bighorn Sheep, filed 6/9/70; Regulation No. 516 Establishing 1970 Seasons On Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 8/24/70; Regulation No. 523, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Dusky Grouse, Tassel-Eared And Chickaree Squirrel, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep And Bighorn Sheep, filed 6/9/71; Regulation No. 524, Establishing 1971 Seasons On Band-Tailed Pigeons And Mourning And White-winged Doves, filed 8/13/71; Regulation No. 526, Establishing 1971 Seasons On Blue-Winged, Green-winged And Cinnamon Teal, filed 8/13/71; Regulation No. 527, Establishing 1971 Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl And Lesser Sandhill Cranes, filed 9/10/71; Regulation No 529, Establishing 1971 Seasons On Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 9/24/71; Regulation No. 536, Establishing Seasons on Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Dusky Grouse, Chickaree And Tassel-Eared Squirrel, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep And Bighorn Sheep, filed 6/26/72; Regulation No. 538, Establishing 1972 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal And On Band-tailed Pigeons And Mourning And White-winged Doves, filed 8/15/72; Regulation No. 540, Establishing 1972 Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl, Lesser Sandhill Crane, And Wilson’s Swipe, filed 9/26/72; Regulation No. 541, Establishing 1972 Seasons On Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 9/26/72; filed; Regulation No. 547, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Dusky Grouse, Chickaree And Tassel-Eared Squirrel, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep And Bighorn Sheep, And Javelina, filed 5/31/73; Regulation No. 548, Establishing 1973 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal, Band-tailed Pigeons And Mourning And White-winged Doves, filed 8/20/73; Regulation No. 549, Establishing 1973 Seasons On Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 8/20/73; Regulation No. 551, Establishing 1973 Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl And Lesser Sandhill Crane, filed 8/20/73; Regulation No. 558, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Dusky Grouse, Tassel-Eared And Chickaree Squirrel, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx, And Ibex, filed 5/29/74; Regulation No. 559, Establishing 1974 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal, Band-tailed Pigeons, And Mourning And White-winged Doves, filed 7/2/74; Regulation No. 560, Establishing 1974 Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl, Lesser Sandhill Crane, Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 8/21/74; Regulation No. 568, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Dusky Grouse, Chickaree And Tassel-Eared Squirrel, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex, filed 6/25/75; Regulation No. 569, Establishing 1975 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal, Band-tailed Pigeons, And Mourning And White-winged Doves, filed 7/31/75; Regulation No. 570, Establishing 1975 Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl, Lesser Sandhill Crane, Common Snipe, Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 9/5/75; Regulation No. 573, Establishing Seasons On Deer, Turkey, Bear, Cougar, Dusky Grouse, Tassel-Eared And Chickaree Squirrel, Elk, Antelope, Barbary Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Oryx And Ibex, filed 2/23/76; Regulation No. 577, Establishing 1976 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal, Band-tailed Pigeons, and Mourning and White-winged Doves, filed 8/3/76; Regulation No. 578, Establishing 1976 Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl, Lesser Sandhill Crane, Common Snipe, Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 8/31/76; Regulation No. 587, Establishing 1977 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal, Band-tailed Pigeons, And Mourning And White-winged Doves, Squirrel And Grouse, filed 7/29/77; Regulation No. 588, Establishing 1977 Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl, Lesser Sandhill Crane, Common Snipe, Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 9/6/77; Regulation No. 593, Establishing 1978 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal, Band-tailed Pigeons, And Mourning And White-winged Doves, Squirrel, Grouse, Rail, Snipe And Falconry Seasons, filed 8/30/78; Regulation No. 594, Establishing 1978 Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl, Lesser Sandhill Crane, Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 9/11/78; Regulation No. 600, Establishing 1979 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal, Band-tailed Pigeons, Mourning And White-winged Doves, Squirrel, Grouse, Rail, Snipe, And Falconry Seasons, filed 7/27/79; Regulation No. 601, Establishing 1979 Seasons on Migratory Waterfowl, Lesser Sandhill Crane, Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens Regulation No. 605, Establishing 1980 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal, Band-tailed Pigeons, Mourning And White-winged Doves, Squirrel, Grouse, Rail, Snipe, And Falconry Seasons, filed 7/29/80; Regulation No. 606, Establishing 1980 Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl, Lesser Sandhill Crane, Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 9/3/80; Regulation No. 610, Establishing 1981 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal, Band-tailed Pigeons, And Mourning And White-winged Doves, Squirrel, Grouse, Rail, Snipe, And Falconry Seasons, filed 8/19/81; Regulation No. 611, Establishing 1981 Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl, Lesser Sandhill Crane, Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 9/4/81; Regulation No. 615, Establishing 1982 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal, Band-tailed Pigeons, Mourning And White-winged Doves, Squirrel, Grouse, Rail, Snipe, Sandhill Crane, And Falconry Seasons, filed 7/28/82; Regulation No. 616, Establishing 1982 Seasons On Migratory Waterfowl, Quail, Pheasants, And Prairie Chickens, filed 9/3/82; Regulation No. 625, Establishing 1983 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal, Band-tailed Pigeons, Mourning And White-winged Doves, Squirrel, Grouse, Rail, Snipe, Sandhill Crane, And Falconry Seasons, filed 7/29/83;Regulation No. 630, Establishing 1984 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal, Band-tailed Pigeons, Mourning And White-winged Doves, Squirrel, Grouse, Rail, Snipe, Sandhill Crane, Quail, Pheasant, Prairie Chicken, And Falconry Seasons, filed 8/2/84; Regulation No. 637, Establishing 1985 Seasons On Blue-winged, Green-winged, And Cinnamon Teal, Band-tailed Pigeons, Mourning And White-winged Doves, Squirrel, Grouse, Rail, Snipe, Sandhill Crane, Quail, Pheasant, Prairie Chicken, And Falconry Seasons, filed 8/26/85; Regulation No. 642, Establishing 1986-87 Seasons On Grouse, Squirrel, Quail, Pheasant, Prairie Chicken, And Setting Falconry Seasons, filed 8/1/86; Regulation No. 652, Establishing 1987-88 Seasons On Blue Grouse, Ring-necked Pheasants (And All Other Races Of Pheasants), Lesser Prairie Chickens, Montezuma Quail, Northern Bobwhite, Scaled Quail, Gambel’s Quail, Abert’s Squirrels, Red Squirrels And Setting Falconry Seasons, filed 8/24/87; Regulation No. 661, Establishing 1988-89 Seasons On Blue Grouse, Ring-necked Pheasants (And All Other Races Of Pheasants), Lesser Prairie Chickens, Montezuma Quail, Northern Bobwhite, Scaled Quail, Gambel’s Quail, Abert’s Squirrels, Red Squirrels And Setting Falconry Seasons, filed 6/28/88; Regulation No. 668, Establishing 1989-90 Seasons On Pheasants…, Blue Grouse, Lesser Prairie Chicken, Quail (…Shall Mean Montezuma Quail, Northern Bobwhite, Scaled Quail, And Gambel’s Quail), Abert’s Squirrel, Red Squirrel And Setting Falconry Seasons, filed 9/1/89; Regulation No. 678, Establishing 1990-91 Seasons On Pheasants…, Blue Grouse, Lesser Prairie Chicken, Quail…, Dove…, Band-tailed Pigeon, Sandhill Crane, Albert’s And Red Squirrel And Setting Falconry Seasons, filed 7/26/90; Regulation No. 686, Establishing 1991-92 Seasons On Pheasants…, Blue Grouse, Lesser Prairie Chicken, Quail…, Dove…, Band-tailed Pigeon, Sandhill Crane, Abert’s And Red Squirrel And Setting Falconry Seasons, filed 8/6/91; Regulation No. 699, Establishing 1992-93 Seasons On Teal…, Pheasants…, Blue Grouse, Lesser Prairie Chicken, Quail…, Dove…, Band-tailed Pigeon, Sandhill Crane, Abert’s And Red Squirrel And Setting Falconry Seasons, filed 8/19/92; Regulation No. 703, Establishing 1993-94 Seasons On Teal…, Pheasants…, Blue Grouse, Lesser Prairie Chicken, Quail…, Dove…, Band-tailed Pigeon, Sandhill Crane, Abert’s And Red Squirrel And Setting Falconry Seasons, filed 3/11/93; Regulation No. 706, Establishing 1994-95, 95-96, 96-97 Seasons On Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Pheasants, Blue Grouse, Lesser Prairie Chicken, Montezuma Quail, and Northern Bobwhite, filed 7/28/94.

 

NMAC History:

19 NMAC 31.5, Upland Game, filed 7-18-95.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 8-15-2000.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 7-24-2002.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 8-12-2003.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 7-30-2004.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 8-8-2005.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 7-18-2006.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 7-26-2007.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 7-30-2008.

 

History of Repealed Material:

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 8-15-2000 - duration expired 3-31-2002.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 7-24-2002 - duration expired 3-31-2003.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 8-12-2003 - duration expired 3-31-2004.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 7-30-2004 - duration expired 3-31-2005.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 8-8-2005 - duration expired 3-31-2006.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 7-18-2006 - duration expired 3-31-2007.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 7-26-2007 - duration expired 3-31-2008.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 7-30-2008 - duration expired 3-31-2010.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 8-2-2010 - duration expired 3-31-2014.

19.31.5 NMAC, Upland Game, filed 4-1-2014 - duration expired 3-31-2018.