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Education News2017-12-07T09:22:16+00:00

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.

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...

Special hunter education camp offered at Gorham Scout Ranch near Chimayo

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, MARCH 29, 2018: Special hunter education camp offered at Gorham Scout Ranch near Chimayo CHIMAYO – 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 to 17 who are accompanied by a responsible adult. It will be conducted the weekend of May 4-6, 2018 at the Gorham Scout Ranch near Chimayo. Lodging and meals are free and all equipment is provided. Registration for this camp opportunity opens April 2. Those interested in attending must complete and return the registration form available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ by 12p.m. April 16, to be eligible. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The department Read more...

Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show this weekend in Albuquerque

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Martin Perea: (505) 476-8019 martin.perea@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEB. 13, 2018: Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show this weekend in Albuquerque ALBUQUERQUE – The annual New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show will be Friday-Sunday, Feb.16-18 at the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque. The event is bigger and better than ever with new exhibits and hands-on activities hosted by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. This year, the show will feature an Outdoor Skills Room where visitors can receive instruction in fishing, game calling, outdoor survival techniques, archery, pellet gun shooting and an off-highway vehicle simulator. The latest equipment for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation will be on display. New models of recreational vehicles, boats and off-highway vehicles will be available for viewing. Outfitters, guides, taxidermists and local vendors will offer their products Read more...

Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Washington Ranch near Carlsbad

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, Feb. 6, 2018: Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Washington Ranch near Carlsbad CARLSBAD – 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 to 17 who are accompanied by a responsible adult. It will be conducted the weekend of March 23-25 at historic Camp Washington Ranch near Carlsbad. Lodging and meals are free and all equipment is provided. Registration for the camp opens Feb. 21. Participants must complete and return the registration form available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ by 5 p.m. March 7 to be eligible. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will learn safe and responsible Read more...