Bighorn Sheep Hunting Seasons and Details

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Ram

  • Hunt Code: BHS-1-201
  • Weapon: Big-Game Sporting Arms
  • Season Dates and Locations:
    • GMUs 16B, 22, 23, 24: Jan. 1–31, '24 (2 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
    • GMU 45 (Pecos):
      • Aug. 4–13 (5 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
      • Aug. 18–27 (4 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
      • Youth Only: Aug. 18–27 (1 License, Bag: Ram)
    • GMU 53 (Wheeler Peak):
      • Aug. 6–15 (2 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
      • Sept. 1–10 (1 License, Bag: Ram)
    • GMUs 53 and 55 (Latir):
      • Aug. 4–13 (1 License, Bag: Ram)
      • Aug. 18–27 (1 License, Bag: Ram)
    • GMUs 49, 50 and 53 (Rio Grande Gorge):
      • Aug. 10–24 (2 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
      • Sept. 1–15 (2 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
      • Nov. 1–15 (1 License, Bag: Ram)
    • GMU 58 (Dry Cimarron): Aug. 15–Jan. 15, '24 (1 License, Bag: Ram); herds may be dispersed and not present year-round.

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Ewe

  • Hunt Code: BHS-1-202
  • Weapon: Big-Game Sporting Arms
  • Season Dates and Locations:
    • GMU 45 (Pecos):
      • Sept. 16–20 (10 Licenses, Bag: Ewe)
      • Sep. 30–Oct. 4 (8 Licenses, Bag: Ewe)
      • Youth-Only: Sep. 30–Oct. 4 (2 Licenses, Bag: Ewe)

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Ewe - Bow Only

  • Hunt Code: BHS-2-203
  • Weapon: Bow Only
  • Season Dates and Locations:
    • GMU 45 (Pecos): Sept. 1–10 (10 Licenses, Bag: Ewe)

Desert Bighorn Ram

  • Hunt Code: BHS-1-204
  • Weapon: Big-Game Sporting Arms
  • Season Dates and Locations:
    • GMUs 13 and 17 (Ladrones):
      • Dec. 1–15 (2 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
      • Dec. 16–31 (2 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
    • GMU 19 (San Andres):
      • Dec. 14–21 (2 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
      • Dec. 27–Jan. 3 '24 (2 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
    • GMU 20 South (Caballos):
      • Nov. 16–30 (4 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
      • Dec. 1–15 (4 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
    • GMU 20 North (Fra Cristobal):
      • Aug. 18–27 (1 License, Bag: Ram)
      • Youth Only: Nov. 17–26 (1 License, Bag: Ram)
    • GMU 26 (Little Hatchets):
      • Sept. 15–30 (1 License, Bag: Ram)
      • Oct. 1–15 (1 License, Bag: Ram)
    • GMU 26 (Big Hatchets):
      • Sept. 15–30 (2 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
      • Oct. 1–15 (1 License, Bag: Ram)
    • GMU 27 (Peloncillos):
      • Nov. 1–15 (2 Licenses, Bag: Ram)
      • Nov. 16–30 (1 License, Bag: Ram)

Special Notes and Restrictions

  • GMU 58: Hunts may occur on private land, and hunters should be prepared when rams are present. Extended dates due to dispersed herds.
  • White Sands Missile Range Access: A $150 fee (50% military discount) is required for hunts in GMU 19. Successful applicants receive instructions for payment.
  • Private Land Hunts: Contact Armendaris Ranch for hunts in GMU 20 North. Email: armendarisranch@retranches.com or call 575-894-6782.

License and Contact Information

  • Licenses and Applications: Call toll-free 1-888-248-6866 for harvest reporting and general information.

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