Streamflow and Fisheries Monitoring Workshop
Oct 17 all-day

Twelve students from Desert Academy will monitor fisheries monitoring parameters including streamflow, pH, temperature and turbidity. This event is only open for the students of this school and is not open to the public.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Off-Highway Vehicle; All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Training @ Holloman Air Force Base
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program will provide an all terrain vehicle (ATV) safety training. Due to the limitations of access to the air force base, this training is provided only to the public that has official access to the base and is on a first-come first-served basis. Students must be at least six years old. Training machines and safety gear are available. Parents must remain on-site during training. Each student should bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen.

Students, of any age, must have a Customer Identification Number (CIN) with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in the class. To preregister, or to get more information, please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson.

Hillside Elementary School Career Presentation
Oct 18 all-day

Department staff will be at Hillside Elementary School giving presentations on a career in the wildlife profession. This is event is only for students of the school.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Boy Scout Fishing Workshop
Oct 19 all-day

During this event we will teach the scouts proper casting techniques, baits, proper fishing etiquette, rules and regulations and finally go fishing.

Contact organizer for time and location.

OHV Safety Class: ATV @ Los Lunas River Park
Oct 19 @ 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.

Fenton Lake Fishing & Seven Springs Hatchery Media Event @ Fenton Lake & Seven Springs Fish Hatchery
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am

This will be a fishing event for invited media at Fenton Lake to learn basic fishing skills, attend a tour of Seven Springs Fish Hatchery and discuss restoration efforts of the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout and the importance of hunting and fishing in tourism and local economies.

Backyard Bass at Santa Fe Water Fiesta
Oct 22 all-day

NMDGF will be showing 4th graders casting skills.

Contact organizer for time and location.


Public Meeting, Furbearer Rule @ NMDGF Raton
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the furbearer rule.

See also Furbearer rule changes topic of public meetings and the Proposals Under Consideration page.