Feb
12
Wed
Deadline: 2020 Bear & Turkey Draw Permit Application
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for bear and turkey draw permits. Applications must be completed before 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST). See 2020-21 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info.

Feb
14
Fri
Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show 2020 – Day 1 @ Manuel Lujan Bldg, Expo NM
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2020 Event Dates Announced:
Day 1: Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Day 2: Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 3: Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Admission to the show will be $3 for adults or free to youth under the age of 18 or anyone who holds a valid hunting, fishing or furbearer license.

  • Latest OHVs, RVs, Boats, Kayaks on display by local dealers.
  • Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides available to answer questions.
  • Free fishing derby
  • Rock Climbing Wall

2020 Outdoor Adventures Show Flier

Feb
15
Sat
Deadline: 2019–2020 Harvest Reports
Feb 15 all-day

Deadline to submit 2019–20 harvest reports for deer, elk, pronghorn and turkey license holders. Reports can be submitted online or by telephone. Late fees apply after this date.

Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show 2020 – Day 2 @ Manuel Lujan Bldg, Expo NM
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

2020 Event Dates Announced:
Day 1: Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Day 2: Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 3: Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Admission to the show will be $3 for adults or free to youth under the age of 18 or anyone who holds a valid hunting, fishing or furbearer license.

  • Latest OHVs, RVs, Boats, Kayaks on display by local dealers.
  • Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides available to answer questions.
  • Free fishing derby
  • Rock Climbing Wall

2020 Outdoor Adventures Show Flier

Feb
16
Sun
Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show 2020 – Day 3 @ Manuel Lujan Bldg, Expo NM
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

2020 Event Dates Announced:
Day 1: Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Day 2: Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 3: Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Admission to the show will be $3 for adults or free to youth under the age of 18 or anyone who holds a valid hunting, fishing or furbearer license.

  • Latest OHVs, RVs, Boats, Kayaks on display by local dealers.
  • Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides available to answer questions.
  • Free fishing derby
  • Rock Climbing Wall

2020 Outdoor Adventures Show Flier

Feb
19
Wed
Results: 2020 Bear & Turkey Draw Permits – Available Now
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am

Results (available as of 2-19-2020) for 2020 bear and turkey draw permits available online and telephone and at NMDGF offices. Permits can be printed on standard paper after the appropriate license(s) are purchased. Carcass tag required.

Feb
22
Sat
Super STEM Saturday @ Albuquerque Convention Center
Feb 22 all-day

NMDGF will have a booth at the Super STEM Saturday to educate the public on wildlife topics. This event is open to the public.

Feb
25
Tue
Public Meetings: New Mexico Wildlife Corridors Action Plan
Feb 25 – Mar 18 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has begun developing the Wildlife Corridors Action Plan (Plan) in accordance with New Mexico Senate Bill 228, the Wildlife Corridors Act (Act).

  • Raton NMDGF Office, 215 York Canyon Road Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Albuquerque NMDGF Office, 7816 Alamo Road NW Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Santa Fe Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Farmington McGee Park, 41 County Road 5568, MultiPurpose Building (located south of Sun Ray Park & Casino), Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Las Cruces NMDGF Office, 2715 Northside Drive Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Santa Clara (Silver City), Santa Clara Community Center, 11990 Hwy 180 E., Santa Clara, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Roswell NMDGF Office, 1615 West College Boulevard, Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Taos Sagebrush Inn, 1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm

New Mexico Wildlife Corridors Action Plan: Public Meeting Information & Public Input Instructions

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has begun developing the Wildlife Corridors Action Plan (Plan) in accordance with New Mexico Senate Bill 228, the Wildlife Corridors Act (Act).

The Act, signed into law by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham in 2019, directs the NMDOT and the NMDGF to develop the Plan for NMDOT roads statewide. The Plan will identify wildlife-vehicle collision hotspots that pose a risk to the traveling public, identify wildlife corridors from ecological data, and provide a list of priority projects based on the results of the Plan’s analysis. The Plan will provide information on wildlife movement with an emphasis on large mammals such as elk, deer, bear and mountain lion. A team of national experts led by Daniel B. Stephens and Associates (DBS&A), under contract with NMDOT, will develop the Plan in partnership with NMDGF. The DBS&A team will use a science-driven approach to identify areas per the Act that “pose a risk to successful wildlife migration or that pose a risk to the traveling public” and will be based on NMDOT crash data and ecological information on wildlife movements.

The Plan will build on past and ongoing efforts and is intended to raise support for and consensus in the identification of priority wildlife corridors and priority projects across New Mexico. Development of the Plan will also involve soliciting input from the general public, tribal governments and interested stakeholders.

We are writing to inform you that this is an opportunity for the public and engaged stakeholders to provide input and support for potential actions that will increase public safety and promote wildlife habitat connectivity.

There will be 8 public meetings to be held around the state to introduce the project and we invite you and your organization to participate. Attached please find the meeting locations, dates and times as well as details on how to submit comments. We look forward to working with the public and engaged stakeholder’s as this process continues.

Thank you for your interest.

Participation in the public meetings is not mandatory to provide input. Comments can be provided through email, meetings, and personal interactions with NMDOT and NMDGF personnel and the DBS&A Team. Additionally, written comments on the Plan can be provided by mail to the following: Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Attn: Wildlife Corridors Action Plan, 6020 Academy Road NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87109; by email to Wildlife.Corridors@state.nm.us; or in person at one of the meetings listed below. We will accept comments for this stage of the process through April 18, 2020.

Feb
26
Wed
Hunter Education Course Schedule
Feb 26 – 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.

Feb
29
Sat
OHV Safety Class Schedule
Feb 29 – Mar 28 all-day

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

NASP 2020 New Mexico State Championship @ Albuquerque Convention Center
Feb 29 @ 8:00 am

Recognized as the fastest growing National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) in the west, the Department’s NASP State Championship will host more than 60 schools and nearly 1,200 archers at this year’s competition. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Individual, elementary, middle and high school champions will be crowned at the awards ceremony at 6 p.m. following the competition.

Daily parking is $6 at the Convention Center Garage and $8 at the Civic Plaza lot.

For more information about the National Archery in the Schools Program and the state and national tournaments, please visit http://naspschools.org or contact the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish tollfree at 888-248-6866 or visit online at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

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OHV Safety Class: ATV @ Los Lunas River Park
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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.

Mar
4
Wed
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Albuquerque @ NMDGF Northwest Region Office
Mar 4 @ 8:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Mar
14
Sat
2020 Governor’s Special Hunt Auction & Banquet @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm

Buy Your Tickets Today!

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has partnered with the New Mexico Hunger Action Fund to host the 2020 Governor’s Special Hunt Auction and Banquet.

Once again, the department will auction over a dozen premier hunting and fishing packages to benefit the Game Protection Fund of New Mexico. The event starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 14 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

  • Opens 5 p.m. Saturday., Mar. 14.
  • Dinner served at 7 p.m.
  • Auction begins at 8 p.m.

Don’t miss your opportunity to bid on one of many spectacular hunts, including elk, ibex, oryx , mule deer, coues deer, pronghorn, turkey, upland game hunting and premier fishing excursions.

There will be many other items in the auction including raffles and games. Proceeds benefit the New Mexico Hunger Action Fund. Tickets for the event are $600 for a reserved table for 10, $125 per couple and $75 for a single.

Seating is limited, so don’t delay!

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Mar
18
Wed
Deadline: 2019–2020 Late Harvest Reports
Mar 18 all-day

Deadline to submit late 2019–20 harvest reports for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and turkey. All 2019–20 license holders must report to be eligible for 2020–21 draw licenses. Reports can be submitted online or by telephone. See 2020-21 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info Book.

Failure to report for these species by this date will result in rejection of all draw applications. An $8 late fee applies after February 15, 2020. Remember to keep your confirmation number.

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
22
Sun
OHV Safety Class: Off-Highway Motorcycle @ ABQ Shooting Range Park
Mar 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 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.

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
28
Sat
Instructor Workshops, Hunter Education
Mar 28 – Apr 18 all-day

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

See the Hunter Education Instructor page.

OHV Safety Class: ATV @ Los Lunas River Park
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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.

Mar
31
Tue
OHV Safety Training School Presentation @ SIPI
Mar 31 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer an all terrain vehicle (ATV) safety training to the Todd Nims’ Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) class. This is a free training and is closed to the public. The training will be held at the City of Albuquerque Shooting Range; training machines and safety gear are available. Each student must bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen.

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
23
Thu
OHV Safety Training School Presentation @ Eagle Nest Elementary-Middle School
Apr 23 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.