Results: Updated – 2019 Big Game Draw License
Apr 17 – Apr 24 all-day

Update! Hunters who applied for New Mexico big-game licenses will know their draw results early again this spring. Big-game Draw License results available online, by telephone  (Game & Fish Information Center at 888-248-6866 Monday- Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm), or at NMDGF offices.

Hunter Education Course Schedule
Apr 27 – May 4 all-day

Check the Hunter Education Course Schedule for new & updated class dates for Hunter Education, Field Day/Live Fire, and Bowhunter Education.  We also offer online course options for New Mexico residents 11 years of age or older.

Citizen Advisory Committee, Habitat Stamp projects @ BLM, Roswell Field Office
May 2 @ 9:30 am

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled statewide Habitat Stamp Program Citizens Advisory Committee meetings for 2019. Citizen advisors will prioritize Habitat Stamp-funded projects for 2020 and 2021. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend: see Citizen Advisory Committees to meet to recommend Habitat Stamp projects.

OHV Safety Class Schedule
May 4 – Jul 13 all-day

Check the Off-Highway Vehicle Calendar for new & updated available class dates.

OHV Safety Class: ATV @ Los Lunas River Park
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

All students must pre-register prior to class.

Click Icon of OHV Safety Class Pre-registration Instructions OHV Safety Class Pre-registration Instructions  for instructions to pre-register for a hands-on class.

Online training is also available that provides the required safety permit after completion (see Safety and Training: Online Training tab).

New Mexico law requires anyone younger than 18 to obtain a safety permit prior to operating an OHV on public lands. The Department offers free hands-on ATV or off-highway motorcycle (OHM) training that provides a safety permit after completion. Students must use a properly registered OHV and all necessary safety equipment. Training machines and safety equipment (helmets, eye protection, boots, and gloves) are available to pre-registered students by reservation.

State Game Commission Public Meeting: Las Cruces @ Hotel Encanto Ballroom
May 9 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Brown Springs OHV Recreation Area Grand Opening @ Glade Run Recreation Area
May 18 – May 19 all-day

ften the public asks, “Where does all the money from OHV registration fees go? How does it benefit me?”

You are invited to come see your OHV dollars at work and join the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the Bureau of Land Management for the Brown Springs Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Grand Opening, May 18-20, 2019 at the Glade Run Recreation Area located off County Rd. 1980, Farmington, N.M. 87402.

We all know that New Mexico has many OHV trails and areas to ride, but what the state didn’t have until now, is an OHV Recreation Area like Brown Springs.

In recent years, the Department and the Bureau of Land Management have worked with the City of Farmington and San Juan County to create a one-of-a-kind OHV recreation area — not only an area just to ride, but an area where OHV enthusiasts can also enjoy open camping with facilities, have OHV information available, participate in OHV safety training, all while enjoying ample space for OHV staging, parking, riding and more.

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18 and all-day Sunday, May 19, dealers will be on-hand to demonstrate the latest OHVs and gear. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will join OHV recreationalists on the trails to discuss the project and share information on OHV training and safety. (OHVs will not be provided to ride the trails. Please bring your own.)

On Monday, May 20, dignitaries will speak at an official grand opening ceremony from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For information visit online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us or call: (505) 222-4728.

OHV Brown Springs Flier

Free Fishing Day 2019
Jun 1 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 1, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 1, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

For information about where to fish and what to use, consult the department’s weekly fishing and stocking report. Maps of public fishing waters, lists of where to find family-friendly fishing and tips on how to fish also can be found on the department website.