Feb
29
Sat
NASP 2020 New Mexico State Championship @ Albuquerque Convention Center
Feb 29 @ 8:00 am

Recognized as the fastest growing National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) in the west, the Department’s NASP State Championship will host more than 60 schools and nearly 1,200 archers at this year’s competition. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Individual, elementary, middle and high school champions will be crowned at the awards ceremony at 6 p.m. following the competition.

Daily parking is $6 at the Convention Center Garage and $8 at the Civic Plaza lot.

For more information about the National Archery in the Schools Program and the state and national tournaments, please visit http://naspschools.org or contact the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish tollfree at 888-248-6866 or visit online at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

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Mar
4
Wed
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Albuquerque @ NMDGF Northwest Region Office
Mar 4 @ 8:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Mar
12
Thu
Public Meetings (Postponements): NM Wildlife Corridors Action Plan
Mar 12 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has begun developing the Wildlife Corridors Action Plan (Plan) in accordance with New Mexico Senate Bill 228, the Wildlife Corridors Act (Act).

  • Raton NMDGF Office, 215 York Canyon Road Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Albuquerque NMDGF Office, 7816 Alamo Road NW Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Santa Fe Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Farmington McGee Park, 41 County Road 5568, MultiPurpose Building (located south of Sun Ray Park & Casino), Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Las Cruces NMDGF Office, 2715 Northside Drive Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Santa Clara (Silver City), Santa Clara Community Center, 11990 Hwy 180 E., Santa Clara, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Postponed Roswell NMDGF Office, 1615 West College Boulevard, Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Postponed Taos Sagebrush Inn, 1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm

New Mexico Wildlife Corridors Action Plan: Public Meeting Information & Public Input Instructions

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has begun developing the Wildlife Corridors Action Plan (Plan) in accordance with New Mexico Senate Bill 228, the Wildlife Corridors Act (Act).

The Act, signed into law by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham in 2019, directs the NMDOT and the NMDGF to develop the Plan for NMDOT roads statewide. The Plan will identify wildlife-vehicle collision hotspots that pose a risk to the traveling public, identify wildlife corridors from ecological data, and provide a list of priority projects based on the results of the Plan’s analysis. The Plan will provide information on wildlife movement with an emphasis on large mammals such as elk, deer, bear and mountain lion. A team of national experts led by Daniel B. Stephens and Associates (DBS&A), under contract with NMDOT, will develop the Plan in partnership with NMDGF. The DBS&A team will use a science-driven approach to identify areas per the Act that “pose a risk to successful wildlife migration or that pose a risk to the traveling public” and will be based on NMDOT crash data and ecological information on wildlife movements.

The Plan will build on past and ongoing efforts and is intended to raise support for and consensus in the identification of priority wildlife corridors and priority projects across New Mexico. Development of the Plan will also involve soliciting input from the general public, tribal governments and interested stakeholders.

We are writing to inform you that this is an opportunity for the public and engaged stakeholders to provide input and support for potential actions that will increase public safety and promote wildlife habitat connectivity.

There will be 8 public meetings to be held around the state to introduce the project and we invite you and your organization to participate. Attached please find the meeting locations, dates and times as well as details on how to submit comments. We look forward to working with the public and engaged stakeholder’s as this process continues.

Thank you for your interest.

Participation in the public meetings is not mandatory to provide input. Comments can be provided through email, meetings, and personal interactions with NMDOT and NMDGF personnel and the DBS&A Team. Additionally, written comments on the Plan can be provided by mail to the following: Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Attn: Wildlife Corridors Action Plan, 6020 Academy Road NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87109; by email to Wildlife.Corridors@state.nm.us; or in person at one of the meetings listed below. We will accept comments for this stage of the process through April 18, 2020.

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.

Apr
20
Mon
State Game Commission Special Meeting: Virtual Meeting @ Webcast
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am
Apr
30
Thu
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Virtual Meeting @ Webcast
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am
May
20
Wed
Habitat Stamp Citizen Advisory Committees @ Virtual Meeting
May 20 – May 27 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled statewide Habitat Stamp Program Citizens Advisory Committee virtual meetings (read more) for 2020. Citizen advisors will prioritize proposed Habitat Stamp projects for the next fiscal year. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the following regional Citizen Advisory Committee virtual meetings:

  • Southwest: May 20 at 10 a.m.
  • Central: May 20 at 1 p.m.
  • Northwest: May 21 at 2 p.m.
  • Northeast: May 27 at 10 a.m.
  • Southeast: May 27 at 1 p.m.
Jun
1
Mon
Bowhunter Instructor Workshop – Virtual @ Online via Zoom
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm

June 1,2 & 4, 2020
Contact Mark via via – jennifer.morgan@state.nm.us or megan.otero@state.nm.us

This workshop is required to become a certified bowhunter education instructor and will certify the instructor to teach both the Traditional and the Field Day Bowhunter Education student courses. All participants must register prior to attending.

Interested applicants need to first become certified Game and Fish volunteers. Below are the steps to become a certified volunteer:

1. Create a Customer Identification Account (CIN) with the Department at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/

2. Fill out a volunteer application at https://new-mexico.volunteers.kalkomey.com/

3.Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign up for the bowhunter education instructor workshop by contacting the Hunter Education Staff

 

Jun
6
Sat
Free Fishing Day 2020
Jun 6 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 6, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 6, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

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
25
Thu
State Game Commission Public Meeting (Updated): Virtual Meeting @ Webcast
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am

New date: Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Jul
7
Tue
OHV First Responder Training @ Los Lunas
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the Village of Los Lunas Open Space Officers are providing an OHV Safety Training for first responders. The Village of Los Lunas Open Space Officers are certified Off-Highway Vehicle instructors. This event is free but it is not open to the public. The training will be held at the Los Lunas River Park.

Students of any age must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in any training that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about trainings offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Officer Desi Ortiz. Currently there are 2 open spaces to fill for the training.

Jul
8
Wed
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Jul 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hello Ladies,

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for the first Ladies’ Social Hour. If you were busy, we understand. You can watch the social hour here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyEVsJom2HE

Our next social hour is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. We are going to talk about the big game draw and fishing.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wHR7WIwOTS-PgAil1lzE-g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Aug
11
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hello Ladies,

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for the first Ladies’ Social Hour. If you were busy, we understand. You can watch the social hour here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td7dU6fo-f4.

Our next social hour is scheduled for August 11, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., we are going to talk about migratory game bird hunting and share some tips for scouting.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0jzyqvI0RAijPS4JlFq-4Q.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher

Aug
13
Thu
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Virtual Meeting @ Webcast
Aug 13 @ 8:30 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Aug
31
Mon
Youth Hunter Education Graduate Hunt Drawing @ Webinar
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is holding a special incentive hunt drawing for youth that scored 100% on their Hunter Education Exams.  This drawing will broadcast live via Zoom Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

This drawing will be for youth cow elk hunts and doe pronghorn hunts for the weekend of Sept. 26-27. Two youth for the cow elk hunt with four alternates and five youth for the pronghorn hunt with five alternates will be drawn. To be eligible for this drawing, Hunter Education graduates must have scored 100% on their Hunter Education exams.

To view the drawing live, click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/93964897154?pwd=TXRUeDlFUUNXNldTUUhZdHgxZmdJZz09

Passcode: 909627

You can also listen in by telephone by dialing: +1 346 248 7799.

Webinar ID: 939 6489 7154

Passcode: 909627

Sep
2
Wed
Instructor Workshops, Hunter Education
Sep 2 – Sep 19 all-day

Becoming a certified hunter and/or bowhunter instructor with the department is EASY!

See the Hunter Education Instructor page.

Sep
10
Thu
Habitat Stamp Program Rule Public Meeting 1 @ Webinar
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled two public meetings on proposed revisions to the Public Land User Stamp Rule 19.34.6 NMAC (Habitat Stamp Program Rule). A short presentation providing background information about the Habitat Stamp Program and details of the proposed revisions will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input. Members of the public are invited to attend one or both of these meetings (to be held virtually) in order to become familiar with the program and the proposed revisions:

  • September 10th at 6 p.m.
    Register in advance for this webinar here.
  • September 28th at 6 p.m.
    Register in advance for this webinar here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the NMDGF webpage, http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Sep
11
Fri
SGC Special Public Meeting: Virtual @ Webcast
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Sep
15
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Hello Ladies,

The fourth edition of Women Hunters’ and Anglers’ social hour will be Sept. 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Hunting clothing and game calling will be the topics – two things women love – bargain shopping and talking!

For those who missed the scouting and migratory game bird hunting social hour in August, watch the social on the Department’s YouTube channel. Other episodes can also be viewed on our YouTube channel:
• Episode 1: Introduction and getting to know each other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyEVsJom2HE
• Episode 2: How to apply for the New Mexico big game draw, summer fishing tips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td7dU6fo-f4

Pre-register for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0jzyqvI0RAijPS4JlFq-4Q
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NXtRAteyQJSSn1ESCxDR3Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Mark your calendar for the fifth edition on October 20, 2020, topic to be determined by viewers.

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher jessica.fisher@state.nm.us, Jennifer Morgan jennifer.morgan@state.nm.us or Tristanna Bickford tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us.

Sep
23
Wed
Importation Rule Public Meeting #1 @ Webinar
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public input on the proposed changes to the importation rule.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BGkyYrxGQ76i_9z7jWI2pg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Information about the rule can be found here: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Sep
24
Thu
Proposed Changes to the Hunter Education Rule Public Meeting #1 @ Webinar
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

A short presentation on proposed revisions to the Hunter Education Rule 19.36.3 NMAC will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input.

To register visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_etOZpQnMRAiuLpeLih-xug

To join the meeting by phone please dial 1-346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 991-2246-7878 and Passcode:092020

Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the Department webpage,http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Comments on the proposed revisions can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Hunter Education Rule Amendments, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 or by email, lance.cherry@state.nm.us.

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.

Sep
28
Mon
Habitat Stamp Program Rule Public Meeting 2 @ Webinar
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled two public meetings on proposed revisions to the Public Land User Stamp Rule 19.34.6 NMAC (Habitat Stamp Program Rule). A short presentation providing background information about the Habitat Stamp Program and details of the proposed revisions will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input. Members of the public are invited to attend one or both of these meetings (to be held virtually) in order to become familiar with the program and the proposed revisions:

  • September 10th at 6 p.m.
    Register in advance for this webinar here.
  • September 28th at 6 p.m.
    Register in advance for this webinar here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the NMDGF webpage, http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Sep
29
Tue
Proposed Changes to the Hunter Education Rule Public Meeting #2 @ Webinar
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm

A short presentation on proposed revisions to the Hunter Education Rule 19.36.3 NMAC will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input.

To register visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yLcT73RBQIGucn8MJF2ttg

To join the meeting by phone please dial 1-346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 927-2661-0012 and Passcode:092020

Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the Department webpage, http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Comments on the proposed revisions can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Hunter Education Rule Amendments, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 or by email, lance.cherry@state.nm.us.