NMDGF Calendar of Events

Here are most recent calendar events from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Or focus on a subject (such as Hunting or Fishing) by visiting Calendars available in each section (above) from the main navigation .

For Hunter Education classes please see Hunter Education Course Schedule and for the Hunter Educator Workshops schedule please see Hunter Educator Instructor.


Hunter Education Course Schedule
Mar 22 – Apr 27 all-day

Check the Hunter Education Course Schedule for new & updated class dates for Hunter Education, Field Day/Live Fire, and Bowhunter Education.  We also offer online course options for New Mexico residents 11 years of age or older.

2019–20 Over-the-Counter License Types Available
Mar 25 all-day

All 2019–20 over-the-counter (OTC) license types, including Game-hunting Licenses and Game-hunting & Fishing Licenses, are available online, by telephone (Game & Fish Information Center at 888-248-6866 Monday- Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm), or at NMDGF offices and license vendors.

State Game Commission Public Meeting: Albuquerque @ NMDGF Office
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Mesilla Valley Fly Fishers 24th Annual Kids Fishing Clinic @ Alumni Pond
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn to cast, tie knots, bait a hook… all the beginner basics.
No equipment or experience needed.
Fishing equipment loaned free of charge.
No license needed for attendees under 12.
Raffle prizes will be awarded and free pizza at lunch.

2019-20 License Year Begins
Apr 1 all-day

2019–20 License Year begins. 2018–19 licenses no longer valid.

OHV Safety Class Schedule
Apr 6 – Jul 13 all-day

Check the Off-Highway Vehicle Calendar for new & updated available class dates.

OHV Safety Class: ATV @ Los Lunas River Park
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

All students must pre-register prior to class.

Click Icon of OHV Safety Class Pre-registration Instructions OHV Safety Class Pre-registration Instructions  for instructions to pre-register for a hands-on class.

Online training is also available that provides the required safety permit after completion (see Safety and Training: Online Training tab).

New Mexico law requires anyone younger than 18 to obtain a safety permit prior to operating an OHV on public lands. The Department offers free hands-on ATV or off-highway motorcycle (OHM) training that provides a safety permit after completion. Students must use a properly registered OHV and all necessary safety equipment. Training machines and safety equipment (helmets, eye protection, boots, and gloves) are available to pre-registered students by reservation.

Deadline: 2018-19 Harvest Report (Avoid Application Rejection)
Apr 7 all-day

Deadline to submit 2018–19 harvest reports for Barbary sheep, ibex, javelina, oryx and trapping license holders to be eligible for big-game licenses. Results can be reported online or by telephone.

Failure to report for these species by this date will result in rejection of all applications. An $8 late fee applies after April 7, 2019. Remember to keep your confirmation number.