Oct
21
Mon
Rio Rancho Public Schools Fishing Workshop and Clinic
Oct 21 all-day

This school event will cover fishing 101, tying knots, equipment safety, casting and other basic fishing skills.

Contact organizer for time and location.

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.

 

Rio Rancho Public Schools Fishing Workshop and Clinic
Oct 22 all-day

This school event will cover fishing 101, tying knots, equipment safety, casting and other basic fishing 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.

Oct
26
Sat
Hunter Education Course Schedule
Oct 26 2019 – Mar 8 2020 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.

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.

Oct
30
Wed
Public Meeting, Furbearer Rule @ NMDGF Albuquerque
Oct 30 @ 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.

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.

Nov
9
Sat
Instructor Workshops, Hunter Education
Nov 9 – Dec 14 all-day

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

See the Hunter Education Instructor page.

OHV Safety Class Schedule
Nov 9 all-day

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

Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ Bluewater Lake State Park - Prewitt NM
Nov 9 @ 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.

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.