Mar
18
Wed
Deadline: 2020 Big-Game Draw Application
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for 2020 Draw Licenses for Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelinapronghorn and oryx, and to apply for Private-land Only Deer License for Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 4 and 5A. Applications must be completed before 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). See 2020-21 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info

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2020–21 License Year begins. 2019–20 licenses no longer valid.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
29
Wed
Results: 2020 Big Game Draw License
Apr 29 all-day

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: Silver City @ TBD
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

May
1
Fri
Hunter Education Course Schedule
May 1 – 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.

May
6
Wed
OHV Safety Class Schedule
May 6 – May 14 all-day

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

OHV Safety Training School Presentation @ Pablo Roybal Elementary School
May 6 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is providing an Off-Highway Vehicle safety training presentation to public schools in New Mexico utilizing the robotic Safety Sam/Sara. The presentation will be held during the normal school session and is closed to the public. The training is free of charge to the school.

May
7
Thu
Fisheries Monitoring on the Jemez River @ Valles Caldera and Hummingbird Music Camp
May 7 all-day

River Source will work with students to participate in fisheries monitoring at two locations on the Jemez River. There will be 25 students present from Los Alamos Middle School. Staffing will be provided by Department contractors, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera. The students will compare data collected on fish health and compare upstream and downstream results.

OHV Safety Training School Presentation @ White Mountain Elementary
May 7 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is providing an Off-Highway Vehicle safety training presentation to public schools in New Mexico utilizing the robotic Safety Sam/Sara. The presentation will be held during the normal school session and is closed to the public. The training is free of charge to the school.

May
12
Tue
OHV Safety Training School Presentation @ Chama Elementary / Middle School
May 12 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is providing an Off-Highway Vehicle safety training presentation to public schools in New Mexico utilizing the robotic Safety Sam/Sara.

The presentation will be held during the normal school session and is closed to the public. The training is free of charge to the school.

May
14
Thu
OHV Safety Training School Presentation @ Gallina Elementary; Jemez Mountain Schools
May 14 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is providing an Off-Highway Vehicle safety training presentation to public schools in New Mexico utilizing the robotic Safety Sam/Sara. The presentation will be held during the normal school session and is closed to the public. The training is free of charge to the school.

May
26
Tue
Bear and Cougar Presentation @ Meadowlark Senior Center
May 26 all-day

NMDGF will give a presentation to members of the Meadowlark Senior Center on bears and cougars. This event is only for members of the center.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Jun
2
Tue
LCPD Youth Leadership Fishing Days @ Alumni Pond
Jun 2 all-day

River Source will work with students to participate in a fishing day at Tingley Ponds for approximately 43 students (Rio Rancho High). Staffing is provided by Department contractor, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera. The event will also include fisheries monitoring on the Rio Grande and the Ponds. This event is just for students and not open to the public.

Jun
19
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Santa Fe @ TBD
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Jun
23
Tue
LCPD Youth Leadership Fishing Days @ Alumni Pond
Jun 23 all-day

River Source will work with students to participate in a fishing day at Tingley Ponds for approximately 43 students (Rio Rancho High). Staffing is provided by Department contractor, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera. The event will also include fisheries monitoring on the Rio Grande and the Ponds. This event is just for students and not open to the public.

Jul
14
Tue
LCPD Youth Leadership Fishing Days @ Alumni Pond
Jul 14 all-day

River Source will work with students to participate in a fishing day at Tingley Ponds for approximately 43 students (Rio Rancho High). Staffing is provided by Department contractor, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera. The event will also include fisheries monitoring on the Rio Grande and the Ponds. This event is just for students and not open to the public.

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.

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

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Jan
15
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Las Cruces @ TBD
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am

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