Calendar

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Aug
19
Sat
Outdoor Expo 2017 – Day 1 @ ABQ Shooting Range Park
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Event Dates:
Day 1: Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Day 2: Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free events include catfish pond, firearm and archery target shooting, spin casting, fly tying, climbing wall, kayak instruction, exhibits and much more. Learn from experts how to improve your fishing, shooting and outdoor skills. Keep the dates open and watch for more information: www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

NMDGF Outdoor Expo 2017 Event Map

Aug
20
Sun
Outdoor Expo 2017 – Day 2 @ ABQ Shooting Range Park
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Event Dates:
Day 1: Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Day 2: Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free events include catfish pond, firearm and archery target shooting, spin casting, fly tying, climbing wall, kayak instruction, exhibits and much more. Learn from experts how to improve your fishing, shooting and outdoor skills. Keep the dates open and watch for more information: www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

NMDGF Outdoor Expo 2017 Event Map

Aug
30
Wed
Results: Pheasant and Sandhill Crane permits
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am

Draw Results for Pheasant and Sandhill Crane permits will be available Wednesday, August 30 at 10:00 am. Successful applicants must have a game hunting license and applicable stamps (plus HIP number for crane) in addition to their draw permit. Licenses are available online, by phone or at any license vendor.

Jan
10
Wed
Begin 2018 Big-Game and Turkey Applications
Jan 10 all-day

The department will begin accepting online draw applications at 10 a.m. January 10th. The application deadline for bear and turkey permits is 5 p.m. February 7th. The application deadline for big-game licenses is 5 p.m. March 21st. See the 2018-19 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info.

Hunters need to file harvest reports from last season’s hunt to be eligible for the 2018-2019 draw.

Jan
30
Tue
Public Meeting: Proposed Changes to Bighorn Sheep, Javelina Hunting Rules @ NMDGF, Las Cruces
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
6
Tue
Public Meeting: Proposed Changes to Bighorn Sheep, Javelina Hunting Rules @ NMDGF, Albuquerque
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feb
7
Wed
Deadline: 2018 Bear & Turkey Draw Permit Application
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for turkey and bear draw permits. Applications must be completed before 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST). See 2018-19 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info.

Feb
15
Thu
Deadline: 2017–2018 Harvest Reports
Feb 15 all-day

Deadline to submit 2017–18 harvest reports for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and turkey license holders. Reports can be submitted online or by telephone. Late fees apply after this date.

Feb
16
Fri
Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show 2018 – Day 1 @ Manuel Lujan Bldg, Expo NM
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Event Dates Announced:
Day 1: Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Day 2: Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Day 3: Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come see the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. New models of off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and kayaks will be on display. And as always, outfitters, guides and conservation organizations will be on hand to offer their services and advice.

Interested vendors please contact estelle.gonzales@state.nm.us for more information.

2018 Exhibitor Packet

Feb
17
Sat
Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show 2018 – Day 2 @ Manuel Lujan Bldg, Expo NM
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Event Dates Announced:
Day 1: Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Day 2: Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Day 3: Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come see the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. New models of off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and kayaks will be on display. And as always, outfitters, guides and conservation organizations will be on hand to offer their services and advice.

Interested vendors please contact estelle.gonzales@state.nm.us for more information.

2018 Exhibitor Packet

2018 NM Governor’s Special Hunt Auction & Banquet @ Creative Arts Bldg, Expo NM
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm

Event Dates Announced:

  • Doors open at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
  • Expo NM Creative Arts Center, 300 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Matt Dunfee, Director of Special Programs for the Wildlife Management Institute and key strategist of the National Recruitment, Retention, Reactivation (R3) Action Plan, will join the New Mexico Depart-ment of Game and Fish at the Governor’s Special Hunt Auction and Banquet.

The department will be auctioning over a dozen premier hunting and fishing packages to benefit the Game Protection Fund of New Mexico.

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

There will be many other items in the live auction, raffles giveaways and games. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Safari Club New Mexico. Ticket prices for this event are $500 for a Reserved Table for 10, $110 per couple and $60 for a single.

To purchase tickets, visit online, www.dscnewmexico.com. For information, please contact Dallas Safari Club New Mexico at (505) 793-0694, email dscnewmexico@gmail.com or call the Department toll-free, (888) 248-6866.

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Feb
18
Sun
Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show 2018 – Day 3 @ Manuel Lujan Bldg, Expo NM
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Event Dates Announced:
Day 1: Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Day 2: Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Day 3: Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come see the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. New models of off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and kayaks will be on display. And as always, outfitters, guides and conservation organizations will be on hand to offer their services and advice.

Interested vendors please contact estelle.gonzales@state.nm.us for more information.

2018 Exhibitor Packet

Feb
21
Wed
Results: 2018 Bear & Turkey Draw Permits
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am

Results for 2018 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
12
Mon
Public Meeting Proposed Changes: Migratory Game Bird, Turkey Hunting Rules
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day

See news release for further details: Migratory game bird, turkey hunting rules topics of public meetings.

Farmington: 6 to 9 p.m. March 12 at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W Arrington St.

Las Cruces: 6 to 9 p.m. March 13 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive.

Albuquerque: 6 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 3841 Midway Place, NE.

Mar
21
Wed
Deadline: 2017–2018 Late Harvest Reports
Mar 21 all-day

Deadline to submit late 2017–18 harvest reports for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and turkey ($8 late fee applies). Reporting is required for all 2017–18 license holders to be eligible for 2018–19 draw licenses. See 2018-19 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info Book.

Failure to report for these species by this date will result in rejection of all draw applications.

Deadline: 2018 Big-Game Draw Application
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for 2018 Draw Licenses for Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelinapronghorn antelope 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 2018-19 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info.

Failure to report harvest results and pay any applicable late fees for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and turkey by this date will result in rejection of all draw applications. 

Mar
22
Thu
2018–19 Over-the-Counter License Types Available
Mar 22 all-day

All 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
Sun
2018-19 License Year Begins
Apr 1 all-day

2018–19 License Year begins. 2017-18 licenses no longer valid.

Apr
6
Fri
Season Begins: 2018 Spring Youth-Only Turkey
Apr 6 all-day

Spring youth-only turkey season begins. See the 2018-19 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info booklet.

Apr
7
Sat
Deadline: 2017-18 Harvest Report (Avoid Application Rejection)
Apr 7 all-day

Deadline to submit 2017–18 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 harvest results for these species by this date will result in rejection of all applications.

Apr
15
Sun
Season Begins: 2018 Spring Turkey
Apr 15 all-day

Spring turkey season begins. See the 2018-19 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info booklet.

Apr
18
Wed
Results: 2018 Big Game Draw License
Apr 18 all-day

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. Update: Big-game draw results available today.

Jun
2
Sat
Free Fishing Day 2018
Jun 2 all-day

New Mexico Free Fishing Day. Fish without a license (all other fishing rules apply). Find a fishing hole near you.

Aug
22
Wed
Deadline: 2018 Pheasant Draw Hunts
Aug 22 all-day

Deadline to apply for 2018 pheasant draw hunts. For details see the 2018-19 New Mexico Hunting Rules and Info booklet.