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.

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.
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.

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.
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.

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
17
Wed
Results: Updated – 2019 Big Game Draw License
Apr 17 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.

Sep
20
Fri
Hunter Education Youth Antelope Hunt @ Vermejo Park Reserve - Cimarron
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

5pm-6pm; 6:30am-? (Sat. & Sun.)

This hunt is a collaboration of VPR and NMDGF to reward HE graduates from w/in the year who excel on their HE course. The NM Wild Sheep Foundation sponsors the tags.

Sep
21
Sat
Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ NMDGF Santa Fe
Sep 21 @ 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.

Registration Details: 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: Off-highway Motorcycle @ ABQ Shooting Range Park
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 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.

Sep
26
Thu
Jemez Pueblo High School Fisheries Monitoring @ Jemez River, Jemez Pueblo and USFS day use area
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students will measure pH, temperature, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, nitrates, phosphorus, and sample and identify aquatic invertebrates at 2 locations on the Jemez River.

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
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.