JICARILLA GAME & FISH
- 2015-16 Fishing Proclamation
- LAKE CLOSURES (Due to low water conditions or lake renovation): Dulce Lake, Horse Lake, La Jara Lake
- Click here for weekly fishing reports
THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE JICARILLA APACHE GAME & FISH DEPARTMENT
MANAGING THE JICARILLA APACHE NATION'S FISH AND WILDLIFE
The Jicarilla Apache Nation, located in northern New Mexico is a sportsman's paradise, with over 850,000 acres of prime mountain habitat, where big-game populations are managed strictly for trophy hunting opportunities and rivers and lakes are managed for great fishing experiences. The Jicarilla Game and Fish Department was first established in 1957, and in 1982 the Jicarilla Apache Nation was granted sole jurisdiction over its fish and wildlife management. Big-game hunting is a strong tradition among the Jicarilla Apache people, and non-tribal commercial hunts have been conducted for over 50 years. The Department currently has a staff of 30 employees, working in four separate divisions; Administration, Biology, Law Enforcement and Parks and Maintenance.
Record-book Mule deer, Elk, Mountain lion, Black bear, Turkey & Waterfowl
The Jicarilla offers a variety of high quality elk hunting opportunities, including the 14,500-acre Horse Lake Mesa unit managed exclusively for trophy bull elk. The Jicarilla has a proud reputation as a top spot in North America for Boone and Crockett record-book bucks; a reputation that is as true today as it was back in the 1960's. The Jicarilla also offers exciting Mountain lion and Black bear hunts, and arguably some of the best Merriam's Turkey and Waterfowl hunting in the southwest.
Lakes, The Navajo River, Large trout, and kid-friendly fishing opportunities
Although prolonged drought conditions continue to impact fisheries throughout the West, the Jicarilla continues to manage 2 lakes and 14 miles of the Navajo River for high quality fishing experiences. Whether you are bringing your family for a weekend at Mundo Lake, or are fishing for a trout-of-a-lifetime at Stone Lake, the Jicarilla offers something for every skill level and technique. All at a reasonable price.