The hunting season for mourning and white winged doves, dusky grouse, band-tailed pigeons and squirrels in most of New Mexico begins Sept. 1 in both North and South zones. All hunters need a Game Hunting license and a federal Harvest Information Program number. Hunters 18 and older need a Habitat Management and Access Stamp.
The September teal season is Sept. 15-23, and hunters older than 16 will need a Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (duck stamp, $15). Those hunting either Bureau of Land Management- or U.S. Forest Service-managed properties also will need a Habitat Improvement Stamp ($5).
Applications for special hunts for light geese is Oct. 3.
Please see this flier (pdf) for rules and information about fall hunts. A complete Small Game and Waterfowl Rules and Information Booklet will be available in October.
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