PART 9†††††††††††††††† GAME AND FISH LICENSES/PERMITS†††††††††††††† ISSUING AGENCY:New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-29-15]†††††††††††††† SCOPE:License vendors and individuals utilizing the special use of wildlife licenses and permits.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-29-15]†††††††††††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY:17-1-14, 17-3-5, 17-3-7, and 17-3-12 NMSA 1978 provide that the New Mexico state 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 species.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-29-15]†††††††††††††† DURATION:Permanent.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-29-15]†††††††††††††† EFFECTIVE DATE:September 29, 2015, unless a later date is cited at the end of a section.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-29-15]†††††††††††††† OBJECTIVE:Establishing bonding requirements for license vendors, vendor application requirements, the vendor fee per license, and certain licenses, permits, certificates and fees for special uses of wildlife.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-29-15]†††††††††††††† DEFINITIONS:

††††††††††††††† A.††††††††††† "Vendor" shall mean any owner(s) of a private or public business concern authorized by the New Mexico department of game and fish to sell license documents.

††††††††††††††† B.††††††††††† "License document(s)" shall mean any license form that authorizes a person to legally hunt, fish, or trap in New Mexico.

[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-29-15]†††††††††††††† LICENSE VENDORS:

††††††††††††††† A.††††††††††† Vendor eligibility, procedures and bonding requirements:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1)†††††††††† Each vendor shall follow the procedures set forth in the most current New Mexico department of game and fish license vendor manual and agreement.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (2)†††††††††† Bonding requirements shall be established and maintained by the director of New Mexico department of game and fish. A surety bond shall be required of vendors who elect to remit the statutory license and permit fees pursuant to 17-3-7(D) NMSA 1978.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (3)†††††††††† A vendor may obtain a waiver of the bonding requirement subject to the following conditions:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (a)†††††††††† A vendor must participate in the departmentís web-based sales system and submit payment when the total amount due (including license and vendor fees) to the department reaches $5,000 or every two weeks, whichever comes first.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (b)†††††††††† A new vendor, or a vendor who has been inactive for one year or more, shall submit a vendor application form available from the department; a current credit score (provided by a credit reporting company), and shall be subject to a background check conducted by the department.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (c)†††††††††† An applicant with a credit score less than the average for the credit reporting company submitted will be ineligible to obtain a waiver of the bonding requirements.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (d)†††††††††† An applicant who has a felony conviction or who has had their hunting, fishing or trapping license privileges currently revoked or suspended or who has an outstanding civil assessment owed to the department is not eligible to obtain a waiver of the bonding requirements.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (4)†††††††††† A vendor must be party to a current license vendor agreement with the department on a form approved by the department.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (5)†††††††††† If a vendor is more than five days delinquent in its payment, its privileges to accept cash for department licenses and permits shall be immediately suspended, and the department shall only reactivate the vendorís full license sale privileges once payment is received in full.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (6)†††††††††† A vendor that is delinquent more than three times in any twelve month period shall have its privileges to sell department licenses and permits evaluated by the director, who shall determine if the vendor may retain those privileges, and whether the department will continue to waive the bonding requirement.

††††††††††††††† B.††††††††††† Directorís Authority

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1)†††††††††† The director may suspend, restrict or place conditions on a license vendorís privileges if the vendor is found to be in violation of their vendor agreement or delinquent in their financial obligation to the department. If such a determination is made, a notice of the suspension, restriction(s), or condition(s) shall be sent to the vendor within 10 days of the directorís determination.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (2)†††††††††† An applicant or vendor who wishes to challenge any eligibility determination under this rule, may appeal to the director whose determination will be final and not subject to further appeal.

††††††††††††††† C.††††††††††† Vendor fee:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (1)†††††††††† The department will pay the vendor fees earned by the vendor for the previous month license sales, no later the 10th business day of the next month, to the vendor,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (2)†††††††††† The vendor shall be required to be registered in the state of New Mexicoís central accounting system.




Further description


Certificate of application

NM resident draw application fee


Non-resident draw application fee


Wildlife conservation stamp

Share with wildlife


Duplicate license


Landowner authorization certificate


Additional antelope permit tag


Migratory bird permit

Harvest information program (HIP)


Big game depredation damage stamp

NM resident




Public land user stamp

Habitat stamp


Bait dealers


Commercial fishing


Importation fish

Annual application processing fee


Additional stocking and shipment fee






Triploid grass carp


Airborne hunting


Class A lake aquaculture/recirculating water system

Up to 75 fish or 750 gallons


76 to 150 fish or 751 to1500 gallons


Over 150 fish or over 1500 gallons


Call pen


Class A lake


Class A lake

Additional lake


Class A park


Commercial collecting

Reptiles and amphibians


Educational use of wildlife

Application, renewal or amendment



Application or renewal for 3 years


Field trial/importation


Game bird propagation


Protected mammal


Scientific use of wildlife



Renewal or amendment


Shooting preserve



No fee


Importation non-domesticated animals per calendar year (1/1 to 12/31) except protected ungulates, game birds, fish or other

Class 1 importation of 1 to 5 animals


Class 2 importation of 6 to 99 animals


Class 3 importation ofgreater than 100 animals


Importation other

One time import (i.e., temporary importation, exhibition, game birds, restoration/recovery, etc.)


Importation protected ungulate

Initial application/source & up to 2 animals (valid 6 months)


For additional animals, not to exceed 30 ungulates from the same source property/owner (if no acquisitions to source herd during 6 month period of validity)

$50.00 per animal

For greater than 30 ungulates from the same source property/owner (if no acquisitions to source herd during 6 months period of validity).

$5.00 per animal


[ NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 9-29-15]



Pre-NMAC History:The material in this part was derived from that previously filed with the State Records Center and Archives:

Regulation No. 693, Establishing Certain Licenses, Permits, Certificates, And Fees, 4-20-92.

Regulation No. 702, Establishing Certain Licenses, Permits, Certificates, And Fees, 4-23-93.

Order No. 4-92, Amendment No. 1 To Regulation No. 693, Establishing Certain Licenses, Permits, Certificates, And Fees, 6-9-92.

Regulation No. 691, Establishing Financial Liability For Unaccounted For Licenses, 10-3-91.


History of Repealed Material:[RESERVED]