Fishing season begins in New Mexico, new licenses required
Mar. 31, 2018
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Fishing season starts Sunday in New Mexico and state wildlife managers are reminding anglers they'll need to purchase a new license.
The season runs from April 1 to March 31, 2019.
Fishing licenses cost $25 for state residents, and most anglers are required to purchase a $4 state habitat management and access validation stamp as well.
Those who plan to fish on Bureau of Land Management or national forest lands will need a $5 federal habitat stamp.
Children under the age of 12 don't need a license, and anglers age 70 and older qualify for a free license. Resident active and military veterans qualify for free or discounted licenses.
Licenses can be purchased online or at Game and Fish Department offices and license vendors statewide.