NM State Game Commission Workshop @ Silver City
Apr 19 all-day
Casting and New Mexico Fish ID Lesson Plan with Carlos Rey Elementary School @ Albuquerque, NM
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am

Department staff will teach a lesson to a class that is participating in the Trout in the Classroom program. The lessons will be about New Mexico fishing, how to cast and land a fish and identifying different game fish in New Mexico. This event is closed to the public.

Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Northwest Area Office
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

This workshop is required to become a certified hunter education instructor and will certify the individual to teach both the Traditional and the Field Day Hunter Education student courses. This workshop also provides a NM Hunter Education certification to new instructors who need a required NM hunter education number. All participants must register prior to attending. Please see registration details below.

Registration Details:
Interested applicants need to first become a certified Game and Fish volunteer. Below are the steps to become a certified volunteer:

  1. Create a Customer Identification Account (CIN) with the Department at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/
  2. Email the Volunteer Coordinator, Chris Jarvis, at chris.jarvis@dgf.nm.gov for the appropriate volunteer application documents.
  3. Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign-up for the hunter education workshop through their CIN account
Fly Fishing with Big Brothers Big sisters & Fly Fish NM @ Tingley Beach
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game Aquatic Education Program staff will be working with Fly Fish NM and Big Brothers Big Sisters at Tingley Beach on April 20, 2024. The event is closed to the public.

Off-Highway Motorcycle Safety Class @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program staff will present an off-highway motorcycle safety class hosted by City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation. Students will earn the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Dirt bikes and safety gear are available for use during the class.

Registration Details:
Space is limited – all students must have a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/). Students must be at least 6 years of age.

NM Wildlife Federation – Nature Niños “Investigating the Outdoors” Classes 1 and 2 @ Liam Knight Pond
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A fishing day will be held for The Nature Niños “Investigating the Outdoors” (ITO) class. Youth ages nine through 17 will learn, explore, and connect with our local natural spaces and grow their outdoor passions. Today’s class will cover basic fishing skills (casting, catch-and-release, and ethical fish harvesting). The Department will help with the angling essentials, such as fish species/anatomy, habitat, diet, understanding fishing gear, tying knots, safety and so on. This will also include hands-on practice casting, rod-and-reel assembly, and patience with fishing.

Registration Details:

Additional details for ITO can be found at https://www.natureninos.org/investigating-the-outdoors/

NMWF Nature Niños reached out to retain assistance from NMDGF – Aquatic Educator Contractor, Matty Gonzales