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Free family fun at Outdoor Expo Aug. 20-21

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, AUG. 16, 2016: Free family fun at Outdoor Expo Aug. 20-21 ALBUQUERQUE – If you’ve wanted to learn to shoot a firearm, catch a fish, try archery or paddle a kayak, visit the Department of Game and Fish’s annual New Mexico Outdoor Expo, a free family event at the City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 21. “This is a fantastic opportunity for families to learn and enjoy outdoor activities together,” says Alexa Sandoval, director of the Department of Game and Fish. “We’ll teach folks some basic skills that can lead to a lifetime of outdoor enjoyment.” All equipment for use during the event is provided free. Shooting ranges staffed by certified instructors await Read more...

Sign up for free All-terrain vehicle safety classes in Lincoln National Forest

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Matthew Seidel, (505) 222-4728 matthew.seidel@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 7, 2016: Sign up for free All-terrain vehicle safety classes in Lincoln National Forest The Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) program is teaming up with the U.S. Forest Service to offer free hands-on All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) safety classes in the Lincoln National Forest near Cloudcroft this summer. Morning and afternoon classes for adults and youths ages 6 or older are scheduled for June 25, July 9 and July 23, 2016, at Benson Ridge Pit. Each four-hour class is limited to six students and each student must be registered in advance. No walk-ins will be accepted. A parent or guardian must be in attendance while each youth is participating. State law requires ATV riders ages 18 and younger and riding on public land to Read more...

Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show in Albuquerque this weekend

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, Feb 17, 2016: Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show in Albuquerque this weekend ALBUQUERQUE – The annual New Mexico Outdoors Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show is back at the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque this weekend. There’ll be plenty to see and do at this year’s event hosted by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, including a return engagement of the exciting fishing simulator. Admission is free to all licensed anglers, hunters and trappers. Youths under the age of 18 get in free and it’s just $3 for everyone else. Come see the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. New models of off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and kayaks will be on display. And as always, outfitters, guides and conservation organizations will be on Read more...

Sign up for free All-Terrain Vehicle safety classes this fall

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Media contact: Karl Moffatt, (505) 476-8007 Public contact:Chris Johnson, (505) 222-4712 christopher.johnson@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPT. 15, 2015: SIGN UP FOR FREE ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE SAFETY CLASSES THIS FALL ALBUQUERQUE – The Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) program is conducting free, hands-on, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) safety classes around the state this fall. The Saturday classes are four hours long. Space is limited to six students and preregistration is required. No walk-ins will be accepted. A parent or guardian must be in attendance. State law requires ATV riders under age 18 to carry a safety permit proving completion of an approved OHV safety course. Upon successful completion of the department’s hands-on training course students will receive the required safety permit. The classes: Sept. 19 -- Rio Arriba County Fairgrounds north of Española. Oct. 3 -- Los Lunas River Park in Los Lunas. Read more...

Free family fun at N.M. Outdoor Expo Aug. 15 & 16

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Media contact: Karl Moffatt, (505) 476-8007 Public contact: Customer service (888) 248-6866 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUG. 11, 2015: FREE FAMILY FUN AT N.M. OUTDOOR EXPO AUG. 15 & 16 ALBUQUERQUE – If you’ve wanted to learn to catch a fish, shoot a rifle, paddle a kayak or try your hand at archery, check out the Department of Game and Fish’s annual New Mexico Outdoor Expo, a free family event at the Albuquerque Shooting Range Park 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Aug. 15  and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Aug. 16. “This is a great opportunity for families to enjoy some fun outdoor activities together,” says Jessica Fisher, shooting program coordinator for the Department of Game and Fish. “And we’ll be teaching folks basic skills that can lead to a lifetime of outdoor enjoyment.” Shooting ranges staffed by certified instructors await participants Read more...