Oct
21
Mon
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.

Oct
22
Tue
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.

 

Oct
23
Wed
Backyard Bass at Santa Fe Water Fiesta
Oct 23 all-day

NMDGF will be showing 4th graders casting skills.

Contact organizer for time and location.

 

Fisheries Ecology Sampling
Oct 23 all-day

This event will provide an introduction to fisheries monitoring via hands on sampling, identification and release of non-game minnows and aquatic invertebrate organisms for students of the Santa Fe Girls School. This event is only open for the participating school and is not open to the public.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Oct
24
Thu
Fishing Monitoring on the Santa Fe River at Cochiti Pueblo
Oct 24 all-day

Cochiti Middle School students will learn about fisheries monitoring on the Santa Fe River and the relationship between water quality and fish health. This is event is for students only and is not open to the public.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Fall Festival and Literacy Night @ Bernalillo High School
Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Open to high school and elementary students in the Town of Bernalillo. NMDGF will have a booth at this event.

Contact organizer for more information.

Oct
25
Fri
Fishing Skills Training and Fisheries Ecology Sampling
Oct 25 all-day

Escalante High students will learn fishing skills and participate in fisheries monitoring at Trout Stalker Ranch and Cooper’s Ranch on the Rio Chama. This event is only open to students from the school and is not open to the public.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Hunter Education Cow Elk Hunt @ NRA Whittington Center and Vermejo Park Reserve
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

2pm-6pm; 4:30am-? (Sat. & Sun.)

This hunt is a collaboration of VPR and NMDGF to reward HE graduates from within the year who excel on their HE course. Additionally, one volunteer instructor also is rewarded this hunt opportunity as well for their service and dedication to the NMDGF. The NM Wild Sheep Foundation sponsors the elk tags.

Oct
26
Sat
Sierra Vista Primary Fun Fest
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish will be participating in a fund raiser for Sierra Vista Primary Fun Fest where various activities and events will be held. The Department will have an archery range at this event. This event is open to the public and is a fund raiser for the school.

Oct
29
Tue
Fishing Monitoring on the Jemez River with Rio Rancho High
Oct 29 all-day

Rio Ranch High students will learn about fisheries monitoring on the Jemez River at the Valles Caldera and further down stream at Hummingbird Music Camp and gain an understanding of the upstream-downstream relationship between water quality and fish health. This event is only open to the students and not open to the public.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Nov
2
Sat
Fishing Clinic Roswell Girl Scouts
Nov 2 all-day

This clinic is sponsored by Roswell area Girl Scouts. The clinic will begin with a lesson on fish biology and will include proper fish handling techniques. This will be followed with a lesson on knots, equipment assembly, hook safety, casting and baits. The scouts and their families will spend the rest of the day fishing at Lake Van. This event is not open to the public.

Contact organizer for time and location.

 

Nov
5
Tue
Roswell Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic
Nov 5 – Nov 6 all-day

This clinic is sponsored by Roswell Public Schools. The classroom workshop will begin with a game called “Who’s responsible for the fish?”. This will be followed with a lesson on hook safety, knots, equipment assembly. The fishing clinic will be held at Lake Van. The clinic will begin with a review on hook safety and knots followed by casting and baits. The students will practice catch and release; however, two fish will be kept and used for a fish dissection lesson. This event is not open to the public.

Contact organizer for time and location.

 

Nov
7
Thu
Holy Ghost School Fishing Event
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

Kids from Holy Ghost School will be fishing and will learn basic fishing skills.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Las Cruces Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

This clinic is sponsored by Las Cruces Public Schools. The classroom workshop 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 Alumni Pond on NMSU campus. The clinic will begin with a review on hook safety and knots followed by casting and baits. The 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.

Contact organizer for time and location.

 

Nov
9
Sat
OHV Safety Class Schedule
Nov 9 all-day

Check the Off-Highway Vehicle Calendar for new & updated available class dates.

OHV Safety Class: ATV @ Los Lunas River Park
Nov 9 @ 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.

Off-Highway Motorcycle (OHM) Safety Training @ Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program will provide an off-highway motorcycle 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.

Nov
10
Sun
Off-Highway Motorcycle (OHM) Safety Training @ Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo, New Mexico
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program will provide an off-highway motorcycle 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.

Nov
12
Tue
Las Cruces Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic
Nov 12 – Nov 13 all-day

This event is sponsored by Las Cruces Public Schools. The classroom workshop 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 Alumni Pond on NMSU campus. The clinic will begin with a review on hook safety and knots followed by casting and baits. The 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.

Contact organizer for time and location.

 

Nov
13
Wed
Casting Skills (Backyard Bass) @ Aspen Community Magnet School
Nov 13 – Nov 17 all-day

Mr. Lucas Herrera sponsors a fishing club at Aspen Community School and has invited NMDGF to visit and conduct a casting skills lesson for his club members. There will be 22 youth casting for backyard bass and learning how to cast for accuracy and distance as well as proper technique. This is a closed event and will only include members of the fishing club as well as two staff members.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Nov
14
Thu
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.

Contact organizer for time and location.

 

Nov
15
Fri
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.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Nov
18
Mon
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.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Nov
19
Tue
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.

Create a Customer Identification Account (CIN) with the Department. Fill out a volunteer application at https://new-mexico.volunteers.kalkomey.com/ Once the application is approved, signup through your CIN account.