Zuni Fish and Wildlife

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

2017 Big Game Hunts

Big Game Hunt Drawing List
2017 Tribal Big Game Drawing List
Ineligible Hunters
Big Game Hunting Ineligible List
Zuni Tribal Hunts
2017 Tribal Big Game Proclamation 2017 Tribal Big Game Application
General Public Trophy Hunts
2017 General Public Hunt Rules 2017 General Public Hunting Application
Small Game
Small Game Proclamation Small Game Map

The Zuni Fish and Wildlife Department has managed and protected Zuni Tribal lands since 1968. In the past years, we have established a reputation as one of the most innovative and productive tribal wildlife management agencies in the country. We have become national leaders on issues such as tribal management of endangered species and migratory birds, riparian restroration, wetlands protection (we have been nominated for a national wetlands management award by the U.S. EPA), and tribal use of eagles. Some of the projects which we have completed over the last 5 years include:

• The Zuni Community Live Eagle Project (the first and only in North America)
• Creation of sensitive species and law enforcement MOAs with the US Fish & Wildlife Service
• Establishment of a wildlife habitat restoration program
• Initiation of prescribed fire program
• Wild turkey reintroduction
• Establishment of a Riparian/wetlands restoration program
• The initiation of a program to construct wetlands from sewage effluent
• Establishment of a trophy big game hunting program
• Membership on the federal southwestern willow flycatcher recovery team
• Membership on the USDA New Mexico State Technical Committee
• Establishment of a wildlife research program

Hunting and Fishing: The department offers a variety of hunting and fishing opportunities. Hunting permits for the general public are available for dove, waterfowl, small game, coyotes, and predator calling.

Big game: Tags are available on a limited basis, but the hunting opportunities are outstanding. Bow, muzzleloader, and rifle hunters will enjoy the challenge of hunting in this spectacular setting. Several 400+ elk have been taken on the reservation in recent years and our elk population is expanding. Please call the department for details and current prices of permits.

Fishing: 3 lakes (Nutria #4, Eustace, and Ojo Caliente) are stocked with with Rainbow Trout, Channel Catfish, and Large Mouth Bass (Ojo Caliente only). We offer some of the best fishing opportunities in northwest New Mexico.


Nelson Luna

Melissa Peyketewa

Zuni Fish and Wildlife Director

Zuni Fish and Wildlife Admin Assistant

Photo Gallery

M. Waatsa

S. Edaakie
Zuni Mule Deer Rifle IV Late Hunt Jan. 2006
Unofficial BC 176

B. Perry Sr., NC
General Public Jan 2003
4x4 BC 189-30.5

B. Perry Sr-Jr., NC
General Public Jan 2003
4x4 BC 189-30.5


E. Dickman, FL
6x6, BC 377
Sept 2005, NWTF Auct Tag

E. Dickman, FL
4x4, BC 150
General Public Jan 2006

J. Baca, ABQ, NM
6x5, BC 175
General Public Jan 2006

L. Mahkee, Zuni, NM
BC 60-70
2005 Tribal Antelope Hunt


Brian Perry Sr and Jr
General Public Hunt Mule Deer Jan 2004
188 BC
Guides Octavius & Alexander Seowtewa

Brian Perry Sr and Friend
General Public Mule Deer Hunt Jan 2005
162 BC (Left) 148 BC (Right)

Brian Perry Jr.
General Public Elk Hunt Sept 2003
350 BC
Guides Octavius & Alexander Seowtewa

Brian Perry Sr.
General Public Elk Hunt Sept 2004
403 BC


Brian Perry Sr.
General Public Elk Hunt Sept 2004
8x8 360 BC
Guides Octavius & Alexander Seowtewa

Brian Perry Sr
General Public Mule Deer Hunt Feb 2004
170 BC
Guides Octavius & Alexander Seowtewa

Gilbert T. Adams
General Public Mule Deer Hunt Jan 2001
198 BC
Guides Octavius & Alexander Seowtewa

Joshua Peynetsa
Zuni Tribal Youth Deer Hunt 2004
160 BC
Alexander, Josh, Davis & Octavius


Alex Seowtewa Buffalo Hunt
Ft. Wingate, NM
50 Cal Muzzleloader

Octavius and Alex Seowtewa
Buffalo Hunt Pescado, NM

Octavius Seowtewa
Zuni Tribal Late hunt January 2004
163 BC

Steve Iverson
General Public Elk Hunt Sept. 2002
380 BC
Guides Octavius & Alexander Seowtewa & Keith Waatsa


Ojo Caliente
Largemouth bass, 18.75 inches, 4.2 lbs.
(all fish caught were released back into lake)

Channel Catfish, 14 inches, 1.77 lbs.
(all fish caught were released back into lake)

Contact Information

Pueblo of Zuni Fish and Wildlife

P.O.Box 339
Bldg #06A, Route 301 North
Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.5851

Fax: 505.782.2726

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