All students must pre-register prior to class.
Click 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.
Deadline to apply for 2018 pheasant and sandhill crane draw hunts. For details see the appropriate rules booklet.
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.
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: