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.

 

Feb
24
Fri
Hunter Education Courses
Feb 24 – Jul 15 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.

Mar
11
Sat
2017 New Mexico State Championship NASP Tournament @ Albuquerque Convention Center
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am

2017 New Mexico State Championship NASP Tournament

Registration: Jan. 4 – Feb. 10, 2017. Registration fee: $10 per shooter.
National Tournament: Date TBD, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville

Tournament Rules and Information

  1. NASP students only are eligible (student must be a participant of an in-school curriculum lasting 2–8 weeks).
  2. Teams may consist of 12–24 archers which must include no fewer than four of one gender.
  3. Competitions will consist of teams from three divisions: Elementary (fourth–fifth); Middle (sixth, seventh and eighth); and High school (ninth–twelfth).
  4. Teams with qualifying scores* will be eligible to attend the National Tournament in Kentucky Exposition.
    The team score equals the sum of the top 12 archers, which must include no fewer than four of one gender.
    * Qualifying scores for each division are based upon Tier Day registration. Information will be available later this month on the National Tournament’s registration page.
  5. First-place team in each division qualifies for the National Tournament, regardless of team score.
  6. Every registered coach for each team must be BAI (Basic Archery Instructor) certified.
  7. Coaches / teachers are encouraged to include alternate team-members to ensure adequate team size on the tournament date.
  8. Coaches / teachers must provide a cellular telephone number for the coach or teacher of the team.
  9. Lunch will not be provided. Food vendors will be available. Teams are allowed to bring food or leave for the event for lunch.

For more information about the National Archery in the Schools Program and the state and national tournaments, please visit: http://naspschools.org or contact the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Flier: Icon of NASP Tournament 2017 New Mexico State Championship NASP Tournament 2017 New Mexico State Championship

Mar
22
Wed
Deadline: 2016–2017 Late Harvest Reports
Mar 22 all-day

Deadline to submit late 2016–2017 harvest reports for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and turkey ($8 late fee applies). Reporting is required for all 2016–2017 license holders to be eligible for 2017–2018 draw licenses. 

Failure to report for these species by this date will result in rejection of all draw applications. Additional species hunting and trapping harvest-result reporting deadlines are listed in 2017-2018 Hunting Rules & Info Book (click here).

Deadline: 2017 Big-Game Draw Application
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for Draw Licenses for Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelinapronghorn antelope and oryx, and to apply for Private-land Only Deer License for Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 4 and 5A. Applications must be completed before 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

Failure to report harvest results and pay any applicable late fees for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and turkey by this date will result in rejection of all draw applications. 

2017-2018 Hunting Rules & Info (click here).

Apr
1
Sat
2017-2018 License Year Begins
Apr 1 all-day

2017–2018 License Year begins. All 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.

Apr
5
Wed
State Game Commission Public Meeting: Artesia @ Central Valley Electrlc Co-op
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Apr
7
Fri
Midnight Deadline: 2017-2018 Harvest Report (Avoid Application Rejection)
Apr 7 all-day

Deadline to submit 2016–2017 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 harvest results for these species by this date will result in rejection of all applications.

Season Begins: 2017 Spring Youth-Only Turkey
Apr 7 all-day

Spring youth-only turkey season begins. See the 2017-2018 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info booklet.