Feb
9
Sat
2019 New Mexico State Championship NASP Tournament @ Albuquerque Convention Center
Feb 9 @ 8:00 am
Feb
13
Wed
Deadline: 2019 Bear & Turkey Draw Permit Application
Feb 13 @ 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 2019-20 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info.

Feb
15
Fri
Deadline: 2018–2019 Harvest Reports
Feb 15 all-day

Deadline to submit 2018–19 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 2019 – Day 1 @ Manuel Lujan Bldg, Expo NM
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Event Dates Announced:
Day 1: Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Day 2: Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 3: Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free admission for licensed New Mexico hunters and anglers. Youths 17 and younger free. Non-licensed adults $3.00.

  • Hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
  • Free fishing derby held daily.
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse Outdoor Skills Room with fly-casting and fishing instruction, archery, pellet gun and OHV simulator.
  • Latest OHVs, RVs, Boats, Kayaks on display by local dealers.
  • Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides available to answer questions.

Outdoor Adventures Poster 2019

Feb
16
Sat
Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show 2019 – Day 2 @ Manuel Lujan Bldg, Expo NM
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Event Dates Announced:
Day 1: Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Day 2: Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 3: Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free admission for licensed New Mexico hunters and anglers. Youths 17 and younger free. Non-licensed adults $3.00.

  • Hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
  • Free fishing derby held daily.
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse Outdoor Skills Room with fly-casting and fishing instruction, archery, pellet gun and OHV simulator.
  • Latest OHVs, RVs, Boats, Kayaks on display by local dealers.
  • Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides available to answer questions.

Outdoor Adventures Poster 2019

2019 NM Governor’s Special Hunt Auction & Banquet @ Expo NM Creative Arts Center
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2019 NM Governor’s Special Hunt Auction & Banquet

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has partnered with the New Mexico Wildlife Federation to host the 2019 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. at the Creative Arts Building at Expo New Mexico, on the State Fair Grounds at 300 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.

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.

Keynote speaker at the event will be Ryan Callaghan of Bozeman, Mont. Callaghan is a frequent contributor to the popular Netflix hunting show “MeatEater.”

There will be many other items in the auction including raffles and games. Proceeds benefit the New Mexico Wildlife Federation. Tickets for the event are $500 for a reserved table for 10, $110 per couple and $60 for a single.

To purchase tickets, visit online, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-governors-special-hunt-auction-banquet-tickets-54554142910.

For more information, please contact the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, (505) 299-5405 or call the department toll-free, (888) 248-6866.

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Feb
17
Sun
Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show 2019 – Day 3 @ Manuel Lujan Bldg, Expo NM
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Event Dates Announced:
Day 1: Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Day 2: Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Day 3: Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free admission for licensed New Mexico hunters and anglers. Youths 17 and younger free. Non-licensed adults $3.00.

  • Hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
  • Free fishing derby held daily.
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse Outdoor Skills Room with fly-casting and fishing instruction, archery, pellet gun and OHV simulator.
  • Latest OHVs, RVs, Boats, Kayaks on display by local dealers.
  • Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides available to answer questions.

Outdoor Adventures Poster 2019

Feb
27
Wed
Results: 2019 Bear & Turkey Draw Permits
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am

Results for 2019 bear and turkey draw permits available online and permits can be printed on standard paper. Permits are not valid unless accompanied by the appropriate license(s). Bear licenses must be purchased at least two days prior to hunting. Carcass tag required.

Mar
20
Wed
Deadline: 2018–2019 Late Harvest Reports
Mar 20 all-day

Deadline to submit late 2018–19 harvest reports for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and turkey. All 2018–19 license holders must report to be eligible for 2019–20 draw licenses. Reports can be submitted online or by telephone. See 2019-20 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, 2019. Remember to keep your confirmation number.

Deadline: 2019 Big-Game Draw Application
Mar 20 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for 2019 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 2019-20 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info.

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, 2019. Remember to keep your confirmation number.

Mar
25
Mon
2019–20 Over-the-Counter License Types Available
Mar 25 all-day

All 2019–20 over-the-counter (OTC) license types, including Game-hunting Licenses and Game-hunting & Fishing Licenses, are available online, by telephone (Game & Fish Information Center at 888-248-6866 Monday- Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm), or at NMDGF offices and license vendors.

Mar
28
Thu
Postponed – SGC Public Meeting: Albuquerque @ NMDGF Office
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am

Meeting postponed. Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Mar
30
Sat
Mesilla Valley Fly Fishers 24th Annual Kids Fishing Clinic @ Alumni Pond
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn to cast, tie knots, bait a hook… all the beginner basics.
No equipment or experience needed.
Fishing equipment loaned free of charge.
No license needed for attendees under 12.
Raffle prizes will be awarded and free pizza at lunch.

Apr
1
Mon
2019-20 License Year Begins
Apr 1 all-day

2019–20 License Year begins. 2018–19 licenses no longer valid.

Apr
7
Sun
Deadline: 2018-19 Harvest Report (Avoid Application Rejection)
Apr 7 all-day

Deadline to submit 2018–19 harvest reports for Barbary sheep, ibex, javelina, oryx and trapping 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, 2019. Remember to keep your confirmation number.

Apr
10
Wed
Public Meeting, Migratory Game Bird Rule @ NMDGF Albuquerque
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Migratory Game Bird rule. The Department is proposing small changes in migratory game bird hunting, including incorporating Federal recommendations on migratory bird seasons and adjusting season dates for calendar dates.

The proposals will be available on the Department’s website, Proposals Under Consideration page, in early April prior to the public meetings.

Apr
11
Thu
Public Meeting, Migratory Game Bird Rule @ Farmington Civic Center
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Migratory Game Bird rule. The Department is proposing small changes in migratory game bird hunting, including incorporating Federal recommendations on migratory bird seasons and adjusting season dates for calendar dates.

The proposals will be available on the Department’s website, Proposals Under Consideration page, in early April prior to the public meetings.

Apr
12
Fri
2019 Gila Youth Camp: Turkey
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day
Public Meeting, Migratory Game Bird Rule @ NMDGF Las Cruces
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Migratory Game Bird rule. The Department is proposing small changes in migratory game bird hunting, including incorporating Federal recommendations on migratory bird seasons and adjusting season dates for calendar dates.

The proposals will be available on the Department’s website, Proposals Under Consideration page, in early April prior to the public meetings.

Apr
17
Wed
Results: Updated – 2019 Big Game Draw License
Apr 17 – Apr 24 all-day

Update! Hunters who applied for New Mexico big-game licenses will know their draw results early again this spring. 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
27
Sat
Hunter Education Course Schedule
Apr 27 – May 4 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
4
Sat
OHV Safety Class Schedule
May 4 – Jul 13 all-day

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

May
9
Thu
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Las Cruces @ Hotel Encanto Ballroom
May 9 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

May
18
Sat
Brown Springs OHV Recreation Area Grand Opening @ Glade Run Recreation Area
May 18 – May 19 all-day

ften the public asks, “Where does all the money from OHV registration fees go? How does it benefit me?”

You are invited to come see your OHV dollars at work and join the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the Bureau of Land Management for the Brown Springs Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Grand Opening, May 18-20, 2019 at the Glade Run Recreation Area located off County Rd. 1980, Farmington, N.M. 87402.

We all know that New Mexico has many OHV trails and areas to ride, but what the state didn’t have until now, is an OHV Recreation Area like Brown Springs.

In recent years, the Department and the Bureau of Land Management have worked with the City of Farmington and San Juan County to create a one-of-a-kind OHV recreation area — not only an area just to ride, but an area where OHV enthusiasts can also enjoy open camping with facilities, have OHV information available, participate in OHV safety training, all while enjoying ample space for OHV staging, parking, riding and more.

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18 and all-day Sunday, May 19, dealers will be on-hand to demonstrate the latest OHVs and gear. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will join OHV recreationalists on the trails to discuss the project and share information on OHV training and safety. (OHVs will not be provided to ride the trails. Please bring your own.)

On Monday, May 20, dignitaries will speak at an official grand opening ceremony from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For information visit online: www.wildlife.state.nm.us or call: (505) 222-4728.

OHV Brown Springs Flier