Episode 5 (Jan 2021) The 2021 Big Game Draw

Join the New Mexico Wildlife Podcast as we talk with Craig Sanchez, the Assistant Chief of Education, and discuss the ins and outs of the 2021 Big Game Draw. We discuss hunter education requirements, strategies for each species including trophy and opportunity areas, the basics of the draw itself, draw odds reports, how to apply, and new incentives for applying early. Put on your headsets and let’s get ready for the 2021 Big Game Draw!


It is the mission of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to conserve, regulate, propagate and protect the wildlife and fish within the State of New Mexico, using a flexible management system that ensures sustainable use for public food supply, recreation and safety—and to provide for off-highway motor vehicle recreation that recognizes cultural, historic and resource values while ensuring public safety.