New Mexico Fishing License

Buy A New Mexico Fishing License Online Today.

A valid New Mexico fishing license is NOT required for resident or nonresident anglers 11 years of age or younger.
New Mexico Junior Fishing Licenses are available to resident and nonresident anglers 12–17 years of age.
Senior Fishing Licenses are available to New Mexico resident anglers 65–69 years of age.
FREE New Mexico fishing licenses for New Mexico residents 70 years and older are available online, by phone and at license vendors and all NMDGF offices. Free New Mexico fishing licenses are not available to nonresidents in New Mexico.

FREE New Mexico fishing licenses for 100% disabled veterans are available by application through the NMDGF Headquarters in Santa Fe, NM. These free fishing licenses do not require a Habitat Stamp, Habitat Management & Access Validation or a Second Rod Validation.

New Mexico fishing licenses for those that are disabled are now available to New Mexico residents with a permanent disability in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants must have one or more disabilities that substantially limit major life activities. Handicapped fishing licenses require a Habitat Stamp, if applicable, and Habitat Management & Access Validation.

PRICES DISCLOSURE: We do our best to stay current, but prices can change without notice to us. The prices below may or may not be the exact current prices for the license(s) listed.

How much does a New Mexico fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in New Mexico can range from FREE for a Resident Senior Annual fishing license to about $30.00 for a Resident Annual Adult Combo license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

New Mexico Resident Fishing License Prices

New Mexico Resident Annual Adult Fishing License: 

$25.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Resident 1-Day Fishing License: 

$12.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Resident 5-Day Fishing License: 

$24.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Resident Junior Annual Fishing License | Ages 12 – 17: 

$5.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Resident Senior Annual Fishing License | Ages 65 – 69: 

$8.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Resident Senior Annual Fishing License | Ages 70+: 

FREE  GET NOW

New Mexico Resident Handicapped Annual Fishing License: 

$8.00 BUY NOW

New Mexico Resident Second Rod Validation

$4.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Duplicate (replacement) License

FREE or $1.00 at Licensed Vendors

New Mexico Resident Combo Fishing License Prices

New Mexico Resident Annual Adult Combo Fish/Hunt LicenseAllows for fishing and hunting of squirrel and games birds (excludes Turkey)

$30.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Resident Annual Junior Combo Fish/Hunt License | Ages 12 – 17Allows for fishing and hunting of squirrel and games birds (excludes Turkey)

$15.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Resident Annual Senior Combo Fish/Hunt LicenseAllows for fishing and hunting of squirrel and games birds (excludes Turkey)

$20.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Resident Annual Handicapped Combo Fish/Hunt LicenseAllows for fishing and hunting of squirrel and games birds (excludes Turkey)

$20.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Resident Annual Disabled Veteran Combo Fish/Hunt LicenseAllows for fishing and hunting of squirrel and games birds (excludes Turkey)

$10.00  BUY NOW

See bottom of the Requirements and Fees page of the New Mexico Game & Fish website for definition of a residency in New Mexico.

How much does a New Mexico nonresident fishing license cost online?

New Mexico Nonresident Fishing License Prices

New Mexico Nonresident Annual Adult Fishing License: 

$25.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Nonresident 1-Day Fishing License: 

$12.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Nonresident 5-Day Fishing License: 

$24.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Nonresident Junior Annual Fishing License | Ages 12 – 17: 

$5.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Nonresident Second Rod Validation

$4.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Duplicate (replacement) License

FREE or $1.00 at Licensed Vendors

New Mexico Fishing Permits and Stamps

New Mexico Habitat Stamp: Mandatory on all USDA Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management properties.

$5.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Habitat Management & Access Validation (HMAV): This is not required for individuals 17 years of age and younger or in conjunction with any free fishing license or privilege and does not replace the need to have the Habitat Stamp.

$4.00  BUY NOW

New Mexico Gila Trout Permit: Free for select locations. 

FREE  GET NOW

NOTE: A fee of $1 per transaction applies for all purchases at authorized vendors.

Where can I buy a New Mexico fishing license?

By phone at (888) 248-6866

Authorized Local Vendors

Here are some of the best places to fish in New Mexico.

All information listed above can also be seen on the fishing license page of the New Mexico Game and Fish website.