2019 NM Governor’s Special Hunt Auction & Banquet
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has partnered with the New Mexico Wildlife Federation to host the 2019 Governor’s Special Hunt Auction and Banquet.
Once again, the department will auction over a dozen premier hunting and fishing packages to benefit the Game Protection Fund of New Mexico. The event starts at 5 p.m. at the Creative Arts Building at Expo New Mexico, on the State Fair Grounds at 300 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.
Don’t miss your opportunity to bid on one of many spectacular hunts, including elk, ibex, Oryx, mule deer, Coues deer, pronghorn, turkey, upland game hunting and premier fishing excursions.
Keynote speaker at the event will be Ryan Callaghan of Bozeman, Mont. Callaghan is a frequent contributor to the popular Netflix hunting show “MeatEater.”
There will be many other items in the auction including raffles and games. Proceeds benefit the New Mexico Wildlife Federation. Tickets for the event are $500 for a reserved table for 10, $110 per couple and $60 for a single.
To purchase tickets, visit online, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-governors-special-hunt-auction-banquet-tickets-54554142910.
For more information, please contact the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, (505) 299-5405 or call the department toll-free, (888) 248-6866.
Event Dates Announced:
Day 1: Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Day 2: Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 3: Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free admission for licensed New Mexico hunters and anglers. Youths 17 and younger free. Non-licensed adults $3.00.
- Hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
- Free fishing derby held daily.
- Sportsman’s Warehouse Outdoor Skills Room with fly-casting and fishing instruction, archery, pellet gun and OHV simulator.
- Latest OHVs, RVs, Boats, Kayaks on display by local dealers.
- Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides available to answer questions.
Aug. 26 6-8 p.m., Aug. 27 3-7 p.m., Aug. 28 6 a.m.-1 p.m.
*The workshop will occur at the Roswell Department of Game and Fish Office. The hunt will occur in Artesia.
A first-time hunter workshop and dove hunt will occur over a three day period. The workshop will occur at the Roswell Department of Game and Fish Office and the hunt will take place in Artesia. This event is open to individuals 18 and over who have never purchased a hunting license, or have not purchased a hunting license in the last five years. Adults are encouraged to bring a youth to participate with them. The first day will consist of classroom instruction on basic hunting skills and gun safety. The second day, participants will practice shooting clay pigeons at the trap range. The third day will consist of a dove hunt that morning. Shotguns and ammunition will be provided for participants or they may bring their own.
Please contact Cody Johnston to register for the event or for additional information.
The 18th Annual Dragonfly Festival will be held Sept. 7. The Department of Game and Fish will have a fishing pond, archery range, poach coach and wildlife identification information on site. No fee or registration is required to attend this event. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be offering free guided wildlife tours. Reservations are required for these tours. See the link below for more information.
Open to all scouts, 4-H, YHEC, AIM, SCTP, NM HS shogun members and LASC youth club members. 75 targets: 25 trap, 25 5-Stand, 25 bunker or modified trap; PLUS Annie Oakley Age groups: 12 and under, 13-15 and 16-18 years old Targets and ammunition provided by NMDGF. Awards sponsored by LASC.
Pre-registration required by 9/17/19 by 1:00 PM.
Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 28, as the state celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day.
Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, Sept. 28, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.
For information about where to fish and what to use, consult the department’s weekly fishing and stocking report. Maps of public fishing waters, lists of where to find family-friendly fishing and tips on how to fish also can be found on the department website.
Join the Sandia Mountain Bear Collaborative for this festive event which will feature lectures on living with Bears, and Bear behavior. Children’s events and booths about wildlife from local organizations will be there!