Mobility impaired fishing

Handicapped fishing licenses

Handicapped fishing licenses are 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.

These fishing licenses require a Habitat Stamp, if applicable, and Habitat Management & Access Validation.

Disabled veterans game-hunting and fishing licenses

Residents who are disabled veterans of the armed services, but do not meet the 100 percent-disabled qualification, are eligible for a $10 game-hunting and fishing license.

Disabled veteran game-hunting and fishing licenses are available online at, at local vendors and NMDGF offices and by telephone.

A Habitat Management and Access Validation and Habitat Stamp, if applicable, are required with the disabled veteran game-hunting and fishing license.

Free licenses for 100 percent disabled veteran New Mexico residents

New Mexico residents who are 100 percent disabled veterans of the armed services are eligible for a free lifetime game-hunting and fishing license. Disabled veterans may apply to NMDGF for a disabled veteran card, which allows the holder to fish, hunt small game and obtain a free deer hunting license.

Card holders do not need to buy or possess a Habitat Stamp when fishing or hunting small game or deer; however, if trapping or if hunting turkey or other big-game species, the Habitat Stamp is required.


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