Jackson Lake Farmworker (DGF #30066)
Apr 27 @ 12:00 am – May 11 @ 11:59 pm

This position will operate and maintain the Jackson Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and will be responsible for significant overnight travel throughout the state of New Mexico to perform operations and maintenance activities on various Department properties. This position is required to perform the duties of farming, land management, infrastructure/facility maintenance, heavy equipment operation, and administration. Farming responsibilities will include planning, soil preparation, planting, irrigation, weed control, fertilizer application, and crop manipulation for wildlife. This position is required to operate, maintain, and transport heavy equipment including farm tractors and farming implements (plows, sprayers, mowers, etc.), backhoes, road graders, excavators, tractor-trailers, and other heavy equipment. This position will be required to complete administrative tasks such as purchasing, records maintenance, and interacting with the public.

Apply Online: Jackson Lake Farmworker (DGF #30066)

Salary: $26,228.80 – $45,656.00 Annually
Opening date: 4/27/2017
Closing date: 5/11/2017 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: Farmington, New Mexico

Deputy General Counsel (DGF #5207)
Apr 28 @ 12:00 am – May 11 @ 11:59 pm

This position provides direct legal services to the Department of Game and Fish, including the director, directorate, division management and technical staff on complex legal issues relating to operational and administrative matters. This position provides comprehensive legal and policy advice regarding situations involving the Endangered Species Act, the state’s Wildlife Conservation Act, IPRA, and other statutes involving wildlife management conducted by the Department. The incumbent will provide legal advice to the Department’s Directorate and, when required, the State Game Commission regarding the Department’s regulation of hunting and fishing in New Mexico, to include review of proposed rule making. This position also provides legal counsel to the Department regarding federal, state and administrative proceedings.

Apply Online: Deputy General Counsel (DGF #5207)

Salary: $50,897.60 – $88,524.80 Annually
Opening date: 4/28/2017
Closing date: 5/11/2017 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: Santa Fe (City), New Mexico

Hunter Education Courses
Apr 29 – 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
May 6 – Aug 12 all-day

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

State Game Commission Public Meeting: Clayton @ Community Facility on Airpark Rd.
May 11 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Citizen advisory committees: Habitat Stamp projects
May 15 – May 25 all-day

Dates and locations:

  • Southwest: 10 a.m. May 15, Gila National Forest office, 3005 E. Camino del Bosque, Silver City.
  • Southeast: 9 a.m. May 17, Central Valley Electric Cooperative, 1403 N. 13th Street, Artesia.
  • Central: 9 a.m. May 18, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish office, 3841 Midway Place N.E., ABQ.
  • Northwest: 9 a.m. May 22, Carson National Forest office, 1110 Rio Vista Lane, Unit #2, Bloomfield.
  • Northeast: 9 a.m. May 25, Santa Fe National Forest office, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe.

For complete details see the following news release: Citizen advisory committees to meet to recommend Habitat Stamp projects

Free Fishing Day 2017
Jun 3 all-day

Fish without a license statewide June 3 and Sept. 23 . All other rules and regulations apply. Get outdoors! Find a fishing hole near you.

State Game Commission Public Meeting: Ruidoso @ Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero Room
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Deadline: 2017 Pheasant Draw Hunts
Aug 23 all-day

Deadline to apply for pheasant draw hunts. For details see the 2017-2018 Hunting Rules and Info booklet.