The 18th Annual Dragonfly Festival will be held Sept. 7. The Department of Game and Fish will have a fishing pond, archery range, poach coach and wildlife identification information on site. No fee or registration is required to attend this event. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be offering free guided wildlife tours. Reservations are required for these tours. See the link below for more information.
Join the Sandia Mountain Bear Collaborative for this festive event which will feature lectures on living with Bears, and Bear behavior. Children’s events and booths about wildlife from local organizations will be there!
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.
The Department will be participating at the Festival of Cranes in San Antonio, NM. Come see our backyard bass program, focusing on casting skills, and a wildlife information trunk at this event.
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.
NMDGF will have a booth at the Super STEM Saturday to educate the public on wildlife topics. This event is open to the public.
River Source will work with students to participate in a fishing day at Tingley Ponds for approximately 43 students (Rio Rancho High). Staffing is provided by Department contractor, Richard Schrader and Carlos Herrera. The event will also include fisheries monitoring on the Rio Grande and the Ponds. This event is just for students and not open to the public.
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.NASP 2020 NM State Championship FlIer