Pheasant/Crane Draw Application Opens
Jul 15 – Aug 19 all-day

July 15 (deadline is August 19). Read more: Apply now for sandhill crane and pheasant draw permits

Hunter Education Course Schedule
Aug 24 – 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.

Instructor Workshops, Hunter Education
Sep 2 – Sep 4 all-day

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

See the Hunter Education Instructor page.

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:

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.

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.