NMDGF Education Programs

From small group programs to television broadcasts that reach thousands, NMDGF informs and educates the public. Click a program below to learn more.

NMDGF’s Education and Information Division also distributes a newspaper insert, New Mexico Wildlife, that reaches 350,000 homes. Keeping New Mexicans informed about wildlife issues is critical to wildlife management.

Hunter Education

Youth holding turkey. Learn about responsible hunting through Hunter Education from New Mexico Game & Fish
Hunter Education provides an educational opportunity that enables students to safely participate in a hunting or shooting sport.  Hunter education and its corps of volunteer instructors strive to produce safe, ethical and responsible students into tomorrow’s hunters and shooters.
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 Archery in Schools

New Mexico Game & Fish educator oversees youth during archery practice.
The National Archery in Schools Program introduces students to competitive archery at school and bowhunting summer programs. It  provides safety training, shooting techniques, respect, responsibility, trust, fairness, citizenship and caring in prospective shooters and hunters.
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Aquatic Resources

New Mexico Game & Fish staff with youth during angler education for schools and communities.
Aquatic Resources promotes the state’s aquatic environments through angler education for schools and communities, watershed education, and fisheries monitoring for New Mexico high school students. Activities offer fun for entire families in New Mexico’s enchanting outdoors.
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Shooting Program

New Mexico Game & Fish officer instructs youth during a shooting sports program at Outdoor Expo.
The Shooting Program introduces individuals to shooting sports while providing basic safety training, shooting techniques, and encouraging respect, trustworthiness, fairness, responsibility, caring and citizenship in prospective shooters and hunters.
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OHV Safety Program

Youth riding Off-Highway Vehicles during an instruction safety class with New Mexico Game & Fish OHV
The  Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program provides for off-highway motor vehicle recreation that recognizes the importance of New Mexico’s cultural, historic, and resource values while also ensuring public safety.
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Conservation Education

Participant handles lizard during a Conservation Education class from New Mexico Game and Fish
Conservation Education provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary fish and wildlife conservation education program to assist students of any age in the awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment to stewardship of New Mexico’s wildlife and wildlife habitats.
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Safety is, first and foremost, the goal of all New Mexico Department of Game and Fish education programs. Whether you want to become a hunter, angler, or off-highway vehicle rider, our classes stress safety. The most important lessons our National Archery in the Schools Program students learn are how to safely use archery equipment. Conservation Education stresses safety, whether you live in bear and cougar habitat or just visit those of us who do. The Department of Game and Fish wants everyone to enjoy New Mexico’s numerous outdoor recreation opportunities, and we ask that you do it safely.