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, For information, please contact Dallas Safari Club New Mexico at (505) 793-0694, email or call the Department toll-free, (888) 248-6866.

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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 for more information.

2018 Exhibitor Packet

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.

State Game Commission Public Meeting: Las Cruces @ Hotel Encanto, San Rafael Ballroom
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

OHV Safety Class: ATV @ ABQ Shooting Range Park
Mar 10 @ 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 off-highway motorcycle (OHM) training that provides a safety permit after completion. Students must use a properly registered OHV and all necessary safety equipment. Training machines and safety equipment (helmets, eye protection, boots, and gloves) are available to pre-registered students by reservation.

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.

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.