(This may look like a cross post, but it's not really, because I want to know the same thing about both quail AND pheasants- I want to have both, and know that I need permits, so I'm looking for someone in NM to help me out!) Does anyone here raise quail in NM? I'm trying to figure out what all I need to do in order to own them here. I think I need a permit from the Game and Fish, but I am not sure what kind of permit- there seems to be several types... zoo, preserve, field trial, etc. I'm confused. Also, do you have to keep them penned, or can they free range and come back to roost like chickens? Do you have to have a permit to get quail EGGS?