Apr
1
Sat
2017-2018 License Year Begins
Apr 1 all-day

2017–2018 License Year begins. 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.

OHV Safety Class: ATV @ ABQ Shooting Range Park
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

All students must pre-register prior to class.

Click Icon of OHV Safety Class Pre-registration Instructions OHV Safety Class Pre-registration Instructions  for instructions to pre-register for a hands-on class.

Online training is also available that provides the required safety permit after completion (see Safety and Training: Online Training tab).

New Mexico law requires anyone younger than 18 to obtain a safety permit prior to operating an OHV on public lands. The Department offers free hands-on ATV or dirt bike training that provides a safety permit after completion. Students must provide a properly registered OHV and all necessary safety equipment.

Apr
5
Wed
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Artesia @ Central Valley Electrlc Co-op
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Apr
7
Fri
Midnight Deadline: 2017-2018 Harvest Report (Avoid Application Rejection)
Apr 7 all-day

Deadline to submit 2016–2017 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.

Season Begins: 2017 Spring Youth-Only Turkey
Apr 7 all-day

Spring youth-only turkey season begins. See the 2017-2018 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info booklet.

Apr
11
Tue
Revocation Hearings @ New Mexico Department of Game & Fish
Apr 11 – Apr 13 all-day
Apr
12
Wed
Chief Pilot (DGF #80209)
Apr 12 @ 12:00 am

This position will work with resource division biologists and law enforcement operations division to conduct aerial surveys of wildlife populations to assess population status and to fly special operations documenting illegal activities. This will be accomplished by operating fixed-wing aircraft in a safe manner and maintaining aircraft in airworthy condition. In addition, this position will coordinate statewide aerial telemetry and perform winter waterfowl surveys within a required limited timeframe to include identification and scheduling of experienced observers and programming/maintaining aerial telemetry equipment.

Apply Online: Chief Pilot (DGF #80209)

Salary: $35,380.80 – $61,568.00 Annually
Opening date: 4/12/2017
Closing date: Continuous
Location: Santa Fe (City), New Mexico

Lisboa Fish Hatchery Manager (DGF #5100)
Apr 12 @ 12:00 am – Apr 26 @ 11:59 pm

This position will manage the production and distribution of cold water fish species at Lisboa Springs Fish Hatchery for stocking in waters throughout the state. This position will also produce rainbow trout and other cold water species of fish, and to manage the Lisboa Springs facility and personnel.

Apply Online: Lisboa Fish Hatchery Manager (DGF #5100)

Salary: $35,380.80 – $61,568.00 Annually
Opening date: 4/12/2017
Closing date: 4/26/2017 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: Pecos, New Mexico