There are approximately 13 million acres of BLM Land (Bureau of Land Management), most of which are open to public hunting. It is up to each hunter to know what restrictions apply when and where.
The state of New Mexico is home to 9 million acres of national forests, most of which are open to public hunting.
Red River, New Mexico is surrounded by the Carson National Forest.
Contact: Carson National Forest: 575-758-6200
RIO GRANDE DEL NORTE NATIONAL MONUMENT
Open to hunting, trapping, and fishing.
Open to big-game by draw only.
Closed to all small game and nongame hunting and trapping.
RIO GRANDE RECREATIONAL AREA
Wild River Zone is open to hunting and trapping, with the exception of the closed area. (Beginning from the fence at the pay station; east following the southern boundary of State Land Section 32 to where it intersects the power line; south following the Red River to its confluence with the Rio Grande; north following the Rio Grande to Sheep’s Crossing; east to the right of way fence of the Backcountry Byway; and south following this right of way fence to the pay station.)
Taos Valley Overlook Zone and Orilla Verde Zone are closed.
NEW MEXICO STATE LAND
In addition to having the proper license on US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and US Forest Service (USFS) lands in New Mexico, all hunters and trappers are required to have a Habitat Stamp. Red River is located in Game Management Unit 53. To access State Trust Lands, you must have the proper permit determined by the specific type of use.