Mar
23
Mon
2020–21 Over-the-Counter License Types Available
Mar 23 all-day

2020–21 over-the-counter (OTC) license types, including game-hunting licenses and game-hunting & fishing licenses, are available online, by telephone and at NMDGF offices and license vendors.

Mar
31
Tue
Public Meeting (via Conference Call) for Migratory Game Bird Rule
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Updated 03-17-2020:

To gather public comments, one public meeting will be conducted via conference call March 31st, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The phone number is 800-747-5150, with the access code 4499417.

The presentation slides will be posted to the website before the meetings so attendees can follow along. See also the Proposals Under Consideration page.

Apr
1
Wed
2020-21 License Year Begins
Apr 1 all-day

2020–21 License Year begins. 2019–20 licenses no longer valid.

Apr
7
Tue
Deadline: 2019-20 Harvest Report (Avoid Application Rejection)
Apr 7 all-day

Deadline to submit 2019–20 harvest reports for Barbary sheep, ibex, javelina, oryx and trapper license holders to be eligible for big-game licenses. Results can be reported online or by telephone.

Failure to report for these species by this date will result in rejection of all applications. An $8 late fee applies after April 7, 2020. Remember to keep your confirmation number.

Apr
20
Mon
State Game Commission Special Meeting: Virtual Meeting @ Webcast
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am
Apr
22
Wed
Early results now available: 2020 Big Game Draw License
Apr 22 all-day

Results released early April 22, 2020. Big-game Draw License results available online, by telephone  (Game & Fish Information Center at 888-248-6866 Monday- Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm), or at NMDGF offices.

Apr
30
Thu
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Virtual Meeting @ Webcast
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am
May
20
Wed
Habitat Stamp Citizen Advisory Committees @ Virtual Meeting
May 20 – May 27 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled statewide Habitat Stamp Program Citizens Advisory Committee virtual meetings (read more) for 2020. Citizen advisors will prioritize proposed Habitat Stamp projects for the next fiscal year. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the following regional Citizen Advisory Committee virtual meetings:

  • Southwest: May 20 at 10 a.m.
  • Central: May 20 at 1 p.m.
  • Northwest: May 21 at 2 p.m.
  • Northeast: May 27 at 10 a.m.
  • Southeast: May 27 at 1 p.m.
Jun
1
Mon
Bowhunter Instructor Workshop – Virtual @ Online via Zoom
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm

June 1,2 & 4, 2020
Contact Mark via via – jennifer.morgan@state.nm.us or megan.otero@state.nm.us

This workshop is required to become a certified bowhunter education instructor and will certify the instructor to teach both the Traditional and the Field Day Bowhunter Education student courses. All participants must register prior to attending.

Interested applicants need to first become certified Game and Fish volunteers. Below are the steps to become a certified volunteer:

1. Create a Customer Identification Account (CIN) with the Department at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/

2. Fill out a volunteer application at https://new-mexico.volunteers.kalkomey.com/

3.Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign up for the bowhunter education instructor workshop by contacting the Hunter Education Staff

 

Jun
6
Sat
Free Fishing Day 2020
Jun 6 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 6, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 6, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

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.

Jun
10
Wed
EPLUS Primary Management Zone Landowner List
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am

The EPLUS Landowner List for the Primary Management Zone (PMZ) will be updated on the EPLUS webpage: www.wildlife.state.nm.us/hunting/maps/elk-private-lands/, under the Quick File Links section, on June 10 @ 9:00 am.

Hunters may check the list to find landowners enrolled in EPLUS who have been issued private land elk authorizations for the April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021 hunting season. Private land authorizations may be bartered, sold, or traded to hunters.

Jun
17
Wed
Special Oryx Draw for Injured Servicemen
Jun 17 – Jul 22 all-day

Application open June 17, deadline July 22.

Jun
24
Wed
Leftover License Sale
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day

June 24 – residents
June 25- nonresidents

Jun
25
Thu
State Game Commission Public Meeting (Updated): Virtual Meeting @ Webcast
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am

New date: Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Jul
7
Tue
OHV First Responder Training @ Los Lunas
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the Village of Los Lunas Open Space Officers are providing an OHV Safety Training for first responders. The Village of Los Lunas Open Space Officers are certified Off-Highway Vehicle instructors. This event is free but it is not open to the public. The training will be held at the Los Lunas River Park.

Students of any age must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in any training that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about trainings offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Officer Desi Ortiz. Currently there are 2 open spaces to fill for the training.

Jul
8
Wed
Encouragement Elk Sale
Jul 8 – Jul 22 all-day

July 8 (July 22 for seniors)

Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hello Ladies,

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for the first Ladies’ Social Hour. If you were busy, we understand. You can watch the social hour here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyEVsJom2HE

Our next social hour is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. We are going to talk about the big game draw and fishing.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wHR7WIwOTS-PgAil1lzE-g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Jul
15
Wed
Pheasant/Crane Draw Application Opens
Jul 15 – Aug 19 all-day

July 15 (deadline is August 19)

Jul
22
Wed
Instructor Workshops, Hunter Education
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day

Becoming a certified hunter and/or bowhunter instructor with the department is EASY!

See the Hunter Education Instructor page.

Aug
13
Thu
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Chama @ TBD
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Sep
26
Sat
National Hunting & Fishing Day 2020
Sep 26 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 26, as the state celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, Sept. 26, 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.

Oct
16
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Taos @ TBD
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Oct
17
Sat
Hunter Education Course Schedule
Oct 17 – Dec 5 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.

Dec
3
Thu
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Roswell @ NMDGF Southeast Regional Office
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.