Las Cruces Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic
Nov 14 – Nov 16 all-day

This event is sponsored by Las Cruces Public Schools. This event for special needs students in the Las Cruces public school system. The first two days are scheduled for the students and caregivers while the third day is for the students and their families. Historically, we have seen over 150 students during the first two days. The teachers have been working with the students since the beginning of the school year on casting, etc., so our goal for this event is to simply get the kids fishing and catch fish. This event is closed to the public.

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Fishing Event @ Los Puentes Charter School
Nov 15 – Nov 19 all-day

Twenty-three high school students from Los Puentes Charter School will be fishing at Tingley Beach. Students have participated in Mr. Cogburn’s Outdoor Education class and have been practicing backyard bass casting skills, knot tying and how to rig a fishing rod. This is a closed event and is not open to the public.

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Rio Rancho Public Schools Fishing Workshop and Clinic
Nov 18 – Nov 22 all-day

This event is sponsored by Rio Rancho Public Schools. Classroom workshops will be conducted on Monday and Wednesday with fishing clinics on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The classroom workshops will begin with a game called “Who’s responsible for the fish?”. This will be followed with a lesson on hook safety, knots and equipment assembly. The fishing clinic will be held at Tingley Beach. The clinic will begin with a review on hook safety and knots followed by casting and baits. Students will practice catch and release; however, two fish will be kept and used for a fish dissection lesson. This event is closed to the public.

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Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ Bluewater Lake State Park - Prewitt NM
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

This workshop is required to become a certified hunter education instructor and will certify you to teach both the Standard and the Field Day Hunter Education student courses. This workshop will also provide the NM Hunter Education certification to new instructors who need a required NM hunter education number.

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NMDGF Presentations @ Horizon Academy West Charter School
Nov 20 – Nov 24 all-day

The Department of Game and Fish will be giving four separate presentations to the entire 4th grade student body at Horizon Academy West Charter School. The presentations will include an overview on wildlife-related careers, such as being a Conservation Officer, and also talking about some of the wildlife species found in New Mexico. This event is closed to the public and is only for students at the school.

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State Game Commission Public Meeting: Roswell @ NMDGF Office
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am

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Albuquerque Fishing Clinic
Nov 23 all-day

This event is sponsored by the Albuquerque Girl Scouts. We will begin the clinic learning about the different types of fishing gear followed by hook safety, knots, casting and baits. The scouts will spend the rest of the day fishing with their families. This event is closed to the public.

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