The Fish of Bottomless Lakes
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm

Biologist Shawn Denny will bring an aquatic exhibit as well as lead a hands-on water exploration of the Lea Lake fish and marine inhabitants.

OHV Safety Class Schedule
Aug 11 all-day

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

OHV Safety Class: ATV @ Los Lunas River Park
Aug 11 @ 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: Gallup @ El Morro Events Center
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Public Meeting Proposed Changes: Manner & Method Rule
Aug 30 – Sep 11 all-day

See Proposals Under Consideration for details.

Las Cruces: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive.
Albuquerque: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 3841 Midway Place, NE.
Roswell: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 1912 W. Second Street.
Raton: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 215 York Canyon Road.

Dragonfly Festival
Sep 8 all-day

The 17th annual Dragonfly Festival at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, just outside of Roswell. Visit for the poach coach, archery, and the catfish pool setup for fishing. Click the link for more details:

Free Fishing Day 2018
Sep 22 all-day

New Mexico Free Fishing Day. Fish without a license (all other fishing rules apply). Find a fishing hole near you.

Hunter Education Course Schedule
Sep 22 – Nov 18 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.