Deadline to apply for New Mexico sandhill crane and pheasant hunts

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is still accepting applications for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits. The application deadline is at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Applications can be made using the Department’s Online Licensing System or over the telephone with the Department’s information center, 1-888-248-6866.

Information about pheasant and sandhill crane draw hunts is available in the Department’s 2019-20 Small Game Hunting Rules and Information Booklet.

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.