Sep
29
Sun
Sandia Mountain Bear Fair @ Doc Long Picnic Area
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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!

Bear Fair Flyer 2019

Oct
1
Tue
Boy Scout Fishing Workshop
Oct 1 all-day

This workshop will cover fishing 101, tying knots, equipment safety and casting instruction.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Clovis Public Schools Fishing Clinic
Oct 1 all-day

This clinic will cover casting, fishing safety, baits and other basic fishing skills.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Oct
3
Thu
Fishing Skills and Fisheries Monitoring
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day

Forty-five seventh grade students will participate in fisheries monitoring and will learn fishing skills on this all-day field trip including Gila River and Bill Evans Lake.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Oct
5
Sat
Project Healing Waters @ Rio Costilla River - Open Gate Property
Oct 5 all-day

Department of Game and Fish staff will be assisting Project Healing Waters as they take approximately 7 veterans fishing in northern NM.

Oct
15
Tue
Belen Family School Science Club Presentation
Oct 15 all-day

Department of Game and Fish staff will be presenting to students of the Science Club about wildlife career paths and teaching them about antler, hide and skull identification.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Oct
16
Wed
Off-Highway Vehicle; All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Training @ Holloman Air Force Base
Oct 16 @ 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.

Oct
17
Thu
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.

Oct
18
Fri
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.

Oct
19
Sat
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.

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.

 

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.

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.

Public Meeting, Furbearer Rule @ NMDGF Roswell
Oct 23 @ 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.

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.

Public Meeting, Furbearer Rule @ NMDGF Las Cruces
Oct 24 @ 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.

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.

State Game Commission Public Meeting: Farmington @ Civic Center, Exhibition Hall
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.