Sep
7
Sat
18th Annual Dragonfly Festival @ Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 18th Annual Dragonfly Festival will be held Sept. 7. The Department of Game and Fish will have a fishing pond, archery range, poach coach and wildlife identification information on site. No fee or registration is required to attend this event. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be offering free guided wildlife tours. Reservations are required for these tours. See the link below for more information.

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Bitter_Lake/visit/events_calendar/festival.html

Sep
21
Sat
Northern New Mexico Youth Clay Target Challenge @ Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am
Northern New Mexico Youth Clay Target Challenge @ Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club

Open to all scouts, 4-H, YHEC, AIM, SCTP, NM HS shogun members and LASC youth club members. 75 targets: 25 trap, 25 5-Stand, 25 bunker or modified trap; PLUS Annie Oakley Age groups: 12 and under, 13-15 and 16-18 years old Targets and ammunition provided by NMDGF. Awards sponsored by LASC.

Pre-registration required by 9/17/19 by 1:00 PM.

Sep
29
Sun
Sandia Mountain Bear Fair @ Doc Long Picnic Area
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Sandia Mountain Bear Collaborative for this festive event which will feature lectures on living with Bears, and Bear behavior. Children’s events and booths about wildlife from local organizations will be there!

Bear Fair Flyer 2019

Oct
5
Sat
Project Healing Waters @ Rio Costilla River - Open Gate Property
Oct 5 all-day

Department of Game and Fish staff will be assisting Project Healing Waters as they take approximately 7 veterans fishing in northern NM.

Oct
21
Mon
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.

Nov
23
Sat
Festival of Cranes @ Bosque del Apache
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Department will be participating at the Festival of Cranes in San Antonio, NM. Come see our backyard bass program, focusing on casting skills, and a wildlife information trunk at this event.

Dec
11
Wed
Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting @ NMDGF
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Board will meet in public session to hear the following: OHV budget update, general program update, OHV education update, OHV law enforcement update and to establish dates for the next advisory board meeting. The Department’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program has an annual budget funded by revenue generated from the Trail Safety Fund. The OHV Act required the creation of the Trail Safety Fund, which generates revenue from OHV registrations fees. The OHV Advisory Board was established to advise the Department of Game and Fish on matters related to administration of the OHV Act. The board consists of seven members appointed by the governor to two-year terms.

No registration is required; if attending the meeting please arrive before 5:30 P.M.

Feb
8
Sat
NM Trout Conclave @ UNM Continuing Education Building
Feb 8 all-day

NMDGF will have a booth at the New Mexico Trout Conclave to inform the public about fishing opportunities in New Mexico. This event is open to the public.

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
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
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
Fishing Skills @ Tingley Ponds
Feb 25 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.

Mar
5
Thu
Fishing Skills and Monitoring @ Jemez River at Battleship Rock
Mar 5 all-day

River Source will work students to participate in a fishing day at Battleship Rock for approximately 23 students (Bosque School 7th grade). Staffing is provided by Department contractor, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera. The event will also include fisheries monitoring on the Jemez River. This is event is not open to the public and is just for the students.

Mar
6
Fri
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting @ Stephen M. Bush Memorial Shooting Range
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mar
14
Sat
Postponed: 2020 Governor’s Special Hunt Auction & Banquet @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm

As a result of the Governor’s public health directive related to COVID-19, the Governor’s Special Hunt Auction and Banquet scheduled for March 14, 2020 has been postponed. We will notify all ticket holders when a new date has been set and look forward to seeing all attendees at the rescheduled event. For anyone who purchased tickets or a table and is unable to attend the rescheduled event and is in need of a refund, please contact Gabi Gomez at the Santa Fe Community Foundation at 505-988-9715.

Jun
1
Mon
Hunter Education Course Schedule
Jun 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.

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
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.

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.