Apr
20
Sat
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
Apr
24
Wed
Basic ATV Training @ Montessa Park OHV Area
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents a class on Basic ATV safe operation training for Department of Veteran Affairs Officers. This class was rescheduled from Feb. 27. This event is closed to the public.

Apr
27
Sat
ATV safety class @ New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Southeast Area Office, Roswell, NM
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program staff will present an ATV safety class at the Department’s Southeast Area Office in Roswell, New Mexico. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years on public lands. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles. ATVs and safety gear will be available for use during the class.

Registration Details:
Students must be at least 6 years of age. Space is limited – all students must already have or must create a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/), and register prior to the class to ensure that each student will have an age- and size-appropriate training ATV available.

May
13
Mon
3-D Archery Adventure with SMU-in-Taos @ Fort Burgwin
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SMU-in-Taos Summer College Program will participate in a 3-D Archery Adventure Shoot. College-age students will walk a pre-determined course in small groups. Each archer gets a one to three shots at a three-dimensional target shaped like an animal. The targets on the animals cover the vital areas where a hunter would normally aim. These courses challenge archers to adapt their shooting to account for variable conditions, distances and angles. Students will learn how to score a target and track their individual score.

Private event. – Must be pre-enrolled through the SMU-in-Taos summer program.

May
16
Thu
NM State Game Commission Meeting @ Hobbs
May 16 all-day
May
18
Sat
Bowhunter Skills Camp @ Manzano Mountains State Park
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This camp is for participants of any age who is interested in learning more about the basics of archery and bow hunting. Participants will learn archery basics and safety, how to choose equipment, proper shot placement while hunting, outdoor preparedness, and more!

All archery equipment will be provided however, participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment if they have it. Camping is available at the State Park per reservation. Participants are responsible for all food and drinks. Youth under 18 must have a parent or adult present during the camp.

Registration Details:

Registration opens April 17 at 9 a.m. on the following link, https://forms.office.com/g/J9DmTKuciZ. The registration link will also be available on the Hunter Education Camp tab on the following department web page, https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/#camps

All participants must have a Department Customer Id Number (CIN) Account and enter this number onto the registration form.

May
22
Wed
Training: 3-D ARCHERY ADVENTURE CHALLENGE @ Koch Pavilion in Tererro, New Mexico
May 22 all-day

New Mexico Administrative Services Division employees will participate in a 3-D Archery Adventure Shoot training. Participants will walk a pre-determined course in small groups. Each archer gets one to three shots at a three-dimensional target shaped like an animal. The targets on the animals cover the vital areas where a hunter would normally aim. This course challenge archers to adapt their shooting to account for variable conditions, distances, and angles. Participants will learn how to score a target and track their individual score.

Closed to the public

Jun
27
Thu
Wildlife Presentation at Artesia Public Library @ Artesia, NM
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:40 am

NMDGF will be giving a wildlife presentation at the Artesia Public Library as part of their youth summer reading program.