OHV News

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OHV News

Welcome to off-highway vehicle news from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Department-wide news can be found under Home → NMDGF News.

Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Grant Applications:
The OHV grant process has not been delayed during the Covid-19 pandemic as the deadline for grant application submittal approaches. Federal, state and local government agencies as well as not-for profit organizations can apply for OHV grants to enhance recreational use of ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles and side-by-sides on public lands in New Mexico. Law Enforcement agencies can apply for grants to conduct OHV patrols and enforce the provisions of the OHV Act 966-3-1001 NMSA). Projects promoting OHV safety or mitigating impacts from OHV use may qualify for grants. Funds from these grants are user-generated revenues from OHV registrations, collected in the state’s Trail safety Fund and administered by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Off-Highway Vehicle Advisory Board Meetings:
During the Covid-19 pandemic all OHV Advisory Board meetings will be scheduled for dates later this calendar year. Please continue to check the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s webpage for any updates or visit www.B4Uride.com.

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Services available for NM’s hunters, anglers and outdoor recreationalists

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 18: Services available for NM’s hunters, anglers and outdoor recreationalists SANTA FE – It’s important for agencies like the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to do their part to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and you can help too. At this time the Department encourages hunters and anglers to utilize the many online and phone services available. Customers seeking general information including; license sales and harvest reporting can still reach the Department by phone at 505-476-8000 or toll-free at 1-888-248-6866. They can reach the Department by email, ispa@state.nm.us or visit online at www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased online at onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us. The New Mexico Game and Fish Department offers educational activities for youth and families. New Mexico wildlife and [...]

Big Game deadline approaching and events across the state are postponed to protect public health

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 12, 2020: Big Game deadline approaching and events across the state are postponed to protect public health SANTA FE – Following the New Mexico Department of Health’s public health order regarding mass gatherings and in an effort to prevent transmission of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), several events in March and April have been postponed. However, the March 18, 2020 deadline to apply for big game hunts in New Mexico is still in place. The Department would like to remind hunters of the upcoming 5 pm. March 18 deadline to apply for the big game draw. Apply now at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/. All nonessential Department employees are working from home; however, a limited number of essential employees will be answering draw related questions from: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March [...]

Off-Highway Vehicle grant applications now available

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEB. 14, 2019: Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Applications Now Available SANTA FE – Federal, state and local government agencies as well as not-for-profit organizations can apply for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grants to enhance recreational use of side-by-sides, ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles on public lands. Law enforcement agencies can apply for grants to conduct OHV patrols and enforce the provisions of the OHV Act (66-3-1001 NMSA). Projects promoting OHV safety or mitigating impacts from OHV use may also qualify for grants. Funds for these grants are user-generated revenues from OHV registrations, collected in the state’s Trail Safety Fund and administered by the department. Grant application forms and information can be downloaded from the OHV program website. Applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than Sunday, March 31 or [...]

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, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEB. 12, 2019: Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show this weekend in Albuquerque SANTA FE – The annual New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show opens at noon Friday, Feb.15 and continues through Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Manuel Lujan Building 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. New this year will be a free 'catch and release' pond located in the red barn. Try your luck catching a tagged fish to win a prize sponsored by a vendor. At the start of each day’s show, the first 15 people to catch a tagged fish will win a prize from one of the [...]

New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DEC. 3, 2018 New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting of the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Advisory Board for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Information regarding the OHV program’s budget, education and law enforcement efforts will be presented. The Advisory Board will also establish meeting dates for next year. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s Northwest Regional Office located at 7816 Alamo Road NW, in Albuquerque. Information on the advisory board can be found on the department’s website. ###