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Education News 2017-12-07T09:22:16+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.

Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Wehinahpay near Sacramento

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 12, 2017: Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Wehinahpay near Sacramento SACRAMENTO – 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 free of charge. The camp is open to youths ages 11 to 18 who are accompanied by a responsible adult. It will be conducted the weekend of Aug. 11-13 at Camp Wehinahpay Boy Scout Camp in the Sacramento Mountains east of Alamogordo. Participants are responsible for bringing their own camping gear. Meals will be provided Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Registration for this camp is now being accepted. Those interested in attending must complete and return the registration form available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ by 5 p.m. Read more...

Youth encouragement elk hunting licenses for sale

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 20, 2017: Youth encouragement elk hunting licenses for sale SANTA FE – Almost 1,900 youth, antlerless elk licenses will go on sale through the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s Online License System at 10 a.m. July 5. The sale is designed to encourage youth hunting and includes almost 1,500 licenses for hunters using any legal weapon and 390 licenses for hunters using a muzzleloader or bow. Licenses will be sold online only on a first-come, first-served basis. To purchase a license, customers will need to log in to their Online License System account at www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Eligibility requirements: For the first 14 days, the sale is open only to N.M. resident youths who have applied in the current license year for one or more draw hunts Read more...

Special hunting skills camp offered at Wedding Cake Ranch near Clayton

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 8, 2017: Special hunting skills camp offered at Wedding Cake Ranch near Clayton CLAYTON – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is partnering with First in the Field to offer a free hunting, fishing and outdoors skills camp where youths will receive hands-on training. The camp is open to youths ages 11 and older. The camp will be conducted June 22-25 at the Wedding Cake Ranch near Clayton. Meals and equipment are provided and participants will camp in tents at the ranch. Registration is underway. Participants must complete and return the registration form available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ by 5 p.m. June 17 to be eligible. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will learn how to safely handle and fire shotguns, .22 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 4, 2017: 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 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 registered, responsible adult. It will be conducted the weekend of June 16-18 at the Boy Scouts Camp Tres Ritos near Mora. Meals are free and participants will camp out on the property. Registration opens May 10. Participants must complete and return the registration form available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ by 5 p.m. May 19 to be eligible. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will learn safe and Read more...

National Archery in the Schools tournament draws big crowd

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 13, 2017: National Archery in the Schools tournament draws big crowd ALBUQUERQUE – More than 800 archers competed at the sixth annual National Archery in the Schools (NASP) State Tournament March 11 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. “We had a great turnout and an awesome time,” said Brian Guzman, archery coordinator for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. “Kids have really taken to this sport and our tournament is one of the best in the west.” The tournament drew 840 archers and many friends and family that packed the convention center with close to 3,000 visitors, Guzman said. Anne Rolsma of the Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and Science (AIMS) scored 284 out of a possible 300 points to take first place among female high Read more...