Mar
25
Mon
2019–20 Over-the-Counter License Types Available
Mar 25 all-day

All 2019–20 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.

Mar
30
Sat
Mesilla Valley Fly Fishers 24th Annual Kids Fishing Clinic @ Alumni Pond
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn to cast, tie knots, bait a hook… all the beginner basics.
No equipment or experience needed.
Fishing equipment loaned free of charge.
No license needed for attendees under 12.
Raffle prizes will be awarded and free pizza at lunch.

Apr
1
Mon
2019-20 License Year Begins
Apr 1 all-day

2019–20 License Year begins. 2018–19 licenses no longer valid.

Apr
7
Sun
Deadline: 2018-19 Harvest Report (Avoid Application Rejection)
Apr 7 all-day

Deadline to submit 2018–19 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 for these species by this date will result in rejection of all applications. An $8 late fee applies after April 7, 2019. Remember to keep your confirmation number.

Apr
10
Wed
Public Meeting, Migratory Game Bird Rule @ NMDGF Albuquerque
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Migratory Game Bird rule. The Department is proposing small changes in migratory game bird hunting, including incorporating Federal recommendations on migratory bird seasons and adjusting season dates for calendar dates.

The proposals will be available on the Department’s website, Proposals Under Consideration page, in early April prior to the public meetings.

Apr
11
Thu
Public Meeting, Migratory Game Bird Rule @ Farmington Civic Center
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Migratory Game Bird rule. The Department is proposing small changes in migratory game bird hunting, including incorporating Federal recommendations on migratory bird seasons and adjusting season dates for calendar dates.

The proposals will be available on the Department’s website, Proposals Under Consideration page, in early April prior to the public meetings.

Apr
12
Fri
2019 Gila Youth Camp: Turkey
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day
Public Meeting, Migratory Game Bird Rule @ NMDGF Las Cruces
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Migratory Game Bird rule. The Department is proposing small changes in migratory game bird hunting, including incorporating Federal recommendations on migratory bird seasons and adjusting season dates for calendar dates.

The proposals will be available on the Department’s website, Proposals Under Consideration page, in early April prior to the public meetings.

Apr
17
Wed
Results: Updated – 2019 Big Game Draw License
Apr 17 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.

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

Often 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.

Brown Springs OHV Recreation Area Grand Opening, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

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

May
24
Fri
Hunter Education Course Schedule
May 24 – Oct 27 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.