Jun
1
Sat
Free Fishing Day 2019
Jun 1 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 1, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 1, 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.

Jun
8
Sat
Open Gate Access Clean Up @ Berrendo Creek, Red Bridge
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

NMDGF will be on site to assist and help coordinate.

Berrendo Creek Red Bridge Open Gate Property 156 Clean Up

Sep
28
Sat
National Hunting & Fishing Day 2019
Sep 28 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 28, as the state celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, Sept. 28, 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.

Fish for free in New Mexico on National Hunting and Fishing Day Saturday, Sept. 28

Gallinas Riverfest @ Las Vegas, NM
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come to the Gallinas Riverfest in Las Vegas Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Department staff will join Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance, Trout Unlimited, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and community partners to help you learn how to cast, tie knots, identify the best fishing holes and how to care for a fly rod. Beginners are welcome and all equipment is provided for the workshop. View the Gallinas Riverfest Facebook page for more information.

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.

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.

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.

Dec
12
Thu
Fishing Workshop and Clinic @ Truth or Consequences
Dec 12 all-day

This event is sponsored by the Truth or Consequences Public Schools. The classroom workshop will begin with a game called “Who’s responsible for the fish?”. This will be followed with a lesson on hook safety, knots and equipment assembly. The fishing clinic will be held at Elephant Butte Lake. At the lake, we’ll begin with a review on hook safety and knots followed by casting and baits. We will practice catch and release; however, two fish will be kept and used for a fish dissection lesson that is normally conducted sometime after lunch. This is event is closed to the public and only for the participating school.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Dec
13
Fri
Fishing Workshop and Clinic @ Truth or Consequences
Dec 13 all-day

This event is sponsored by the Truth or Consequences Public Schools. The classroom workshop will begin with a game called “Who’s responsible for the fish?”. This will be followed with a lesson on hook safety, knots and equipment assembly. The fishing clinic will be held at Elephant Butte Lake. At the lake, we’ll begin with a review on hook safety and knots followed by casting and baits. We will practice catch and release; however, two fish will be kept and used for a fish dissection lesson that is normally conducted sometime after lunch. This is event is closed to the public and only for the participating school.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Dec
14
Sat
Girl Scouts Fishing Clinic @ Hobbs
Dec 14 all-day

This clinic is sponsored by the Hobbs area Girl Scouts. The clinic will begin with a lesson on fish biology to include proper fish handling techniques. This will be followed with a lesson on knots, equipment assembly, hook safety, casting and baits. The scouts and their families will spend the rest of the day fishing. This event is closed to the public and only for the participating group.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Jan
13
Mon
Wood Gormley Elementary After School Outdoor Club @ Wood Gormley Elementary School
Jan 13 all-day

Wood Gormley Elementary School’s Outdoor Club. NMDGF will be there on hand to help Mr. Smith review the course syllabus and help teach the students how to put a fishing rod together. Knot tying

This is a closed event to the public and will include members of the fishing club as well as two staff members.

Jan
15
Wed
City of Santa Fe Health Fair @ Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

City of Santa Fe is hosting its annual City Health Fair. NMDGF will be present to talk to participants about getting active outdoors and participating in hunting and fishing.

Jan
16
Thu
Casting Skills ( Backyard Bass) @ Aspen Community Magnet School
Jan 16 all-day

Mr. Lucas Herrera sponsors a fishing club at Aspen Community School and has invited NMDGF to visit and conduct a casting skills lesson for Ms. Julie Nguyen’s 5th grade class. There will be 22 youth casting for backyard bas and learning how to cast for accuracy and distance as well as proper technique.

 This is a closed event to the public and will include members of the fishing club as well as two staff members.

Wildlife Presentation @ Meadowlark Senior Center
Jan 16 all-day

The Department will be giving a wildlife presentation to members of the Meadowlark Senior Center. This event is not open to the public and is only for residents or members of the Meadowlark Senior Center.

Contact organizer for time and location.

Feb
3
Mon
Wood Gormley Elementary After School Outdoor Club @ Wood Gormley Elementary School
Feb 3 all-day

Wood Gormley Elementary School’s Outdoor Club will continue to learn to rig a fishing rod and tie an Improved Clinch Knot. We will cast for the last 1/3 of the class.

This is a closed event to the public and will include members of the fishing club as well as two staff members.

Feb
6
Thu
Fly Tying @ Mandela International School
Feb 6 all-day

Mr. Scott Lason’s middle and high school students will be tying flies with TU Truchas and NMDGF I&E staff.

 This is a closed event to the public.

Pojoaque High School Career Talk @ Pojoaque High School
Feb 6 all-day

NMDGF will give a career talk to high school students at Pojoaque High School. This event is not open to the public and only open to students of the school.

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
10
Mon
Fly Tying @ Wood Gormley Elementary After-School Outdoor Club
Feb 10 all-day

Mr. Darren Smith’s after-school fishing club will be conducting fly tying with TU Truchas and NMDGF I&E. The students will be tying a Wooley Bugger.

Mr. Darren Smith’s after-school fishing club will be conducting fly tying with TU Truchas and NMDGF I&E. The students will be tying a Wooley Bugger.

Feb
12
Wed
Deadline: 2020 Bear & Turkey Draw Permit Application
Feb 12 @ 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 2020-21 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info.

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
Deadline: 2019–2020 Harvest Reports
Feb 15 all-day

Deadline to submit 2019–20 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 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