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Governor declares Saturday, Sept. 23, National Hunting and Fishing Day in New Mexico

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Dan Williams: (505) 476-8004 dan.williams@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPT. 20, 2017: Governor declares Saturday, Sept. 23, National Hunting and Fishing Day in New Mexico SANTA FE – Each year hunters and anglers contribute more than $579 million dollars to the state’s economy, providing the funding necessary to manage New Mexico’s wildlife for the benefit of our citizens and future generations. In honor of the sportsmen and women’s contributions to wildlife conservation, Governor Susana Martinez issued a proclamation, declaring Saturday, Sept. 23 National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) in New Mexico. Saturday, the department will celebrate NHFD with a day of free fishing in New Mexico. All anglers, residents and nonresidents, may fish free on public waters statewide. No one needs a license or stamp, although bag limits and all other fishing rules apply. Whether you Read more...

Learn to shoot, fish and have outdoor fun at the Expo

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. 15, 2017: Learn to shoot, fish and have outdoor fun at the Expo ALBUQUERQUE – Learn to shoot firearms, catch fish and other outdoor recreational skills at the Department of Game and Fish’s annual Outdoor Expo at the City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park this weekend. “This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn outdoor skills,” says Alexa Sandoval, director of the Department of Game and Fish. “Our training can lead to a lifetime of outdoor enjoyment.” All instruction and equipment used during the event is provided free. The event for all ages runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the park on the west mesa. Participants can learn Read more...

Public meeting scheduled to discuss southwest area office transition

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, JULY 11, 2017: Public meeting scheduled to discuss southwest area office transition LAS CRUCES – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled an open house to discuss plans to transition its southwest regional office from the east side of Las Cruces to the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. The open house is scheduled to be conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 22, at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle del Norte, Las Cruces. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served. The department in partnership with the New Mexico State Parks Division plans to house its southwest area office at the park where it can provide the public more educational and recreational opportunities. Mesilla Valley Bosque State 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 16, 2017: 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. Visitors will 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 hand to offer their services and advice. Admission is free to all licensed anglers, hunters and trappers. Youths younger than 18 get in free and it’s just $3 for everyone else. The event will Read more...

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...