Mar
25
Sat
Hunter Education Courses
Mar 25 – Jul 15 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.

OHV Safety Classes
Mar 25 all-day

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

OHV Safety Class: ATV @ Los Lunas, River Park
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Directions: Google Map

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 dirt bike training that provides a safety permit after completion. Students must provide a properly registered OHV and all necessary safety equipment.

Apr
1
Sat
2017-2018 License Year Begins
Apr 1 all-day

2017–2018 License Year begins. All Over-The-Counter (OTC) license types, including Game-hunting Licenses and Game-hunting & Fishing Licenses, are available online, by telephone (Game & Fish Information Center at 888-248-6866 Monday- Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm), or at NMDGF offices and license vendors.

Apr
5
Wed
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Artesia @ Central Valley Electrlc Co-op
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Apr
7
Fri
Midnight Deadline: 2017-2018 Harvest Report (Avoid Application Rejection)
Apr 7 all-day

Deadline to submit 2016–2017 harvest reports for Barbary sheep, ibex, javelina, oryx and trapping license holders to be eligible for big-game licenses. Results can be reported online or by telephone.

Failure to report harvest results for these species by this date will result in rejection of all applications.

Season Begins: 2017 Spring Youth-Only Turkey
Apr 7 all-day

Spring youth-only turkey season begins. See the 2017-2018 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info booklet.

Apr
15
Sat
Season Begins: 2017 Spring Turkey
Apr 15 all-day

Spring turkey season begins. See the 2017-2018 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info booklet.

Apr
26
Wed
Results: 2017 Big Game Draw License
Apr 26 all-day

Big-game Draw License results available online (onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us), by telephone  (Game & Fish Information Center at 888-248-6866 Monday- Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm), or at NMDGF offices.