NMDGF Alerts & Closures

Stay healthy and safe. As COVID-19 continues to force all of us to make changes to our daily schedule, the Department would like to remind you that together we can make a difference. To help minimize the spread of the virus:

Practice social distancing |  Wash your hands regularly | Avoid non-essential travel 

Department Closures

Update 5-27-2020

To help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 the following are closed to the public:

Customers can reach the Department by phone 505-476-8000, toll-free 1-888-248-6866 or email ispa@state.nm.us. Depredation reports may also use 1-888-248-6866.

Customers can interact with Department staff on social media channels, by following us on Facebook, Twitter, InstagramYouTube.

Partner Links

Outdoor recreationists should consult their local government’s website for information regarding specific city and town lake and recreation area access.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM):
www.blm.gov/new-mexico

U.S. Forest Service (USFS):
www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/covid19-updates

New Mexico State Lands:
www.nmstatelands.org/resources/recreational-access/

New Mexico State Parks:
www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/

License Vendors

Many NMDGF license vendors are temporarily closed due to the Governor’s non-essential business closure to prevent the spread of Corona virus. The Department strongly recommends calling vendors in advance: see our Vendor List

Fishing Activities

The Department would like to encourage anglers to stay home, mend equipment and prepare for the upcoming fishing season. In the weekly fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg of Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) and the Department of Game and Fish, we will be sharing tips and tricks to help you be ready to go on future adventures.

Each week we will feature some different flies, lures, activities or cooking recipes that can be done at home:
Recent Fishing Reports:
May 26 | May 19 | May 12 | May 5 | Apr 28
Apr 21 | Apr 14 | Apr 7 | Mar 31 | Mar 24

Subscribe to receive reports by email:

NMDGF Publications

Catch up on your reading with New Mexico Wildlife  http://magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us and more NMDGF Publications.

Additional notifications: NMDGF News Release and NMDGF Calendar.

Social Distancing

Social distancing is a challenge for all outdoors enthusiasts; the itch to get outside just keeps growing. But this is a time for all New Mexicans to pull together for the overall health of all our citizens and stay home.

Click the flyer below. Please share it with your friends and family.

NMDGF Social Distancing 6 Foot Recommendation

 

Online Services

Online Services from New Mexico Department of Game and Fish allow you to purchase a hunting and fishing licenses. It's easy and you don't have to come to the office. Buy a License Online
Click here to purchase a hunting and fishing license. It’s easy and you don’t have to come to the office.

NMDGF Online Services allow you to file your mandatory harvest reporting from your customer account. Click here to file your report.Online Harvest Report
Mandatory harvest reporting is available in your customer account. Click here to file your report.

Take a New Mexico Hunter Education course online. Students age 10+ can take online courses with certification. Online Hunter Education
Students age 10+ can take online courses with certification. See options to  select your course.

Report to New Mexico Operation Game Thief online. Click here to file a report of a wildlife law violation on our secure and anonymous reporting system.Report to OGT
Click here to file a report of a wildlife law violation on our secure and anonymous reporting system.

EPLUS from New Mexico Department of Game and Fish online. Participate in Elk Private Lands Use System here with information, applications and forms.Learn about: EPLUS
Participate in EPLUS: Elk Private Lands Use System here with information, applications and forms.

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is online with Off-Highway Vehicle services. Select a safety course that meets certification requirements.Online OHV
Select a safety course that meets certification requirements under the Online Training tab.

Wildlife Education is online with New Mexico Department of Game and Fish educational activities for youth and families. Download lessons here.Wildlife Education Online
New Mexico educational activities for youth and families are available free: explore lessons

NMDGF offers the New Mexico Conservation interactive tool online to discover plans, programs and environmental reviews such as BISON-M, NM ERT, CHAT.Conservation Online
Try our interactive tool for plans, programs and environmental reviews such as BISON-M, NM ERT, CHAT.