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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...

Outdoor Adventure show this weekend in Albuquerque

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Media contact: Lance Cherry, (505) 476-8003 Public contact: (888) 248-6866 lance.cherry@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEB. 9, 2015: OUTDOOR ADVENTURE SHOW THIS WEEKEND IN ALBUQUERQUE ALBUQUERQUE – Hunters, anglers and other outdoor adventurers are invited to join the Department of Game and Fish this weekend in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico, where visitors will find information about upcoming hunting, fishing and trapping opportunities, all-terrain vehicle riding, the latest gear and more. The New Mexico Outdoor Adventure Show, formerly the Bob Gerding Show, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Manuel Lujan Building at Expo New Mexico. Admission is free for licensed New Mexico hunters, anglers and trappers, and for anyone age 17 or younger. Nonlicensed adults will pay $3 at the door. Don’t forget to bring your license. The Department will be at Read more...

Off-Highway Vehicle Trail Safety Fund Grant Money Available

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Media contact: Marc Hildesheim, (505) 222-4728 Public contact: (888) 248-6866 marc.hildesheim@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JAN. 8, 2015: OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE TRAIL SAFETY FUND GRANT MONEY AVAILABLE ALBUQUERQUE – Communities and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts across New Mexico now have safer riding trails, more training classes and improved recreation areas thanks to grant money and assistance offered by the state’s Off-Highway Vehicle Act. Since the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish began administering the program in 2009, 79 grants totaling $572,980 have been issued to municipal, county, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Funded projects have had positive impacts on communities by improving recreational opportunities, protecting fragile environments and providing enforcement of the state’s OHV laws. The Act requires OHVs used in New Mexico to be registered, and that a portion of the fees from registration to be returned to communities through two separate grant Read more...

Off-highway Vehicle Program announces grant awards for 2014

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Media contact: Marc Hildesheim, (505) 222-4728 Public contact: (888) 248-6966 marc.hildesheim@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 10, 2014 OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES GRANT AWARDS FOR 2014 SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program has selected 10 grant proposals to share in $105,000 awarded from the Trail Safety Fund administered by the department. The New Mexico Legislature mandated that fees from all-terrain vehicle, dirt bike, recreational off-highway vehicle, and snowmobile registrations be collected in the Trail Safety Fund, and a portion awarded as grants to encourage safe and responsible OHV recreation that respects the state’s natural, historic, and cultural heritage. Projects funded for the 2014-2015 grant cycle include multiple-use trail construction and maintenance, safety training facility improvements, trail guidebooks, and public information kiosks at trailheads. Grant recipients include the Lincoln and Cibola National Forests, the City of Santa Read more...