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NMDGF Education News

The most recent news in education from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is found here. Department-wide news can be found under Home → NMDGF News.

Mesilla Valley Bosque Property Free to Public Starting June 25, 2018

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Lance Cherry, (505) 476-8003, lance.cherry@state.nm.us New Mexico State parks Division, Christina Cordova, (505) 476-3363, christina.cordova@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 25, 2018: Mesilla Valley Bosque Property Free to Public Starting June 25, 2018 MESILLA - Management and ownership of the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park property is transitioning from the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, State Parks Division, to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. As part of the transition, beginning June 25, 2018, general entrance to the property will be free! The transfer also allows the Department of Game & Fish to establish an educational and administrative hub in southern New Mexico. Other benefits include: Expanded education, outreach and wildlife viewing opportunities Increased outdoor classroom programs Increased partnerships with Friends and volunteers Increased educational facilities and meeting space Upgrades to trails An open house will be held Thursday, June 28, Read more...

Public comment sought for Clayton shooting range Environmental Assessment

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DATE: JUNE 21, 2018 Public comment sought on draft Environmental Assessment for construction of a shooting range in Clayton CLAYTON – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the construction of the Stephen M. Bush Memorial Shooting Range in Clayton. The EA analyzes potential effects on physical, biological, and cultural resources and socioeconomic conditions that may result from the implementation of the project. The EA also incorporates other federal, state, and local environmental policies and regulations and is prepared in accordance with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Environmental Policy Act Handbook. The proposed range would include; a 50-yard pistol range, 50-yard small bore rifle range, 200-yard rifle range, a 90-yard archery range and Read more...

Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Tres Ritos near Mora

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Jennifer Morgan: (505) 222-4722 jennifer.morgan@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 18, 2018: Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Tres Ritos near Mora MORA – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youth can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification. The camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. It will be conducted the weekend of June 22-24, at the Boy Scout’s Camp Tres Ritos near Mora. Meals are free and participants will tent-camp on the property. Registration for this opportunity opens May 23. Those interested in attending must complete and return the registration form available at http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ by 12 p.m. on June 4, to be eligible. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Read more...

National Archery in the Schools tournament draws more than 900 competitors

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 dan.williams@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 16, 2018: National Archery in the Schools tournament draws more than 900 competitors ALBUQUERQUE – A record number of young archers from across New Mexico competed in the 2018 National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) State Tournament April 7 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. This year’s tournament drew 906 archers, surpassing last year’s record attendance number of 840. “Archery is gaining popularity as a competitive sport among New Mexico’s students,” said Brian Guzman, archery coordinator for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. “Our department is proud to support young archers and encourage their interest in this challenging extracurricular activity. We are pleased so many kids were eager to demonstrate their skills and sportsmanship.” The middle school Read more...

Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Thunderbird near Mimbres

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Jennifer Morgan, (505) 222-4722 jennifer.morgan@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 11, 2018: Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Thunderbird near Mimbres MIMBRES – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youths can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification. The camp is open to youths ages 11 and over who are accompanied by an adult. It will be conducted the weekend of May 18-20, at the beautiful Camp Thunderbird in the Gila National Forest. Lodging and meals are free and all equipment is provided. Registration for this camp opportunity opens April 16. Participants must complete and return the registration form available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ by 12 p.m., April 30, to be eligible. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants will learn safe Read more...