Zuni Fish and Wildlife

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

2024 Wing Bee Donations

2024 Big Game Hunts

2024 Ineligible Hunters

2024 Zuni Tribal Big Game Proclamation and Application

2024 Tribal Big Game Proclamation
2024 Zuni Tribal Member Big Game Application
2024 Non-Zuni Resident, Non-Zuni Spouse, & Other Native American Big Game Application

2024 Zuni General Public Big Game Proclamation and Application

2024 General Public Big Game Hunting Proclamation
2024 General Public Big Game Hunting Application
2024 General Public Sealed Bid Application

Big Game Hunt Photo Gallery

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Alexander Seowtewa 4x5 Late Rifle Mule Deer

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Charles England 6x6 Non-Zuni Resident Bull Elk

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Christopher Becenti Youth Cow Elk

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Davis Peynetsa Cow Elk

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Davy Malie 5x8 Mule Deer

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Destry Romancito 4x6 Mule Deer

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Eddie Bobelu 4x4 Mule Deer

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Gilbert Kallastewa Sr. 5x5 Archery Bull Elk

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Jerron Booqua 4x3 Youth Mule Deer

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Kailani Etsate 5x6 Youth Bull Elk

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Kennedy Peyketewa 4x4 Mule Deer Rifle

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Kesean Hughte 3x3 Youth Mule Deer

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Kirk Romancito 6x6 Bull Elk - Once In A Life Time Hunt Package

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Lauryn Trimble Youth Cow Elk

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Leighton Peyketewa 4x4 Mule Deer - Once In a Life Time Hunt Package

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Leighton Peyketewa 6x6 Bull Elk - Once In a Life Time Hunt Package

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Leighton Peyketewa Antelope Buck - Once In a Life Time Hunt Package

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Leighton Peyketewa Cow Elk - Once In a Life Time Hunt Package

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Loren Quam, 4x4 Mule Deer

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Marc A Shelendewa, 7x5 Bull Elk

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Robin Lanyate 4x3 Archery Mule Deer

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Rory Becenti Spike Youth Bull Elk

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Roylen Latone 7x7 Bull Elk

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Terrance Smith 5x6 Youth Bull Elk

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Todd Etsate 5x5 Bull Elk

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Trevor Martensen 7x7 Non-Zuni Resident Bull Elk

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Ty Penketewa Rifle Antelope Buck

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Tyano Pinto Archery Antelope

General Information

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.



Melissa Peyketewa

Zuni Fish and Wildlife Director

Zuni Fish and Wildlife Admin Assistant

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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