Apr
12
Fri
National Wild Turkey Federation WITO Event @ Cloudcroft, NM
Apr 12 all-day

The Department will participate at the NWTF Women in the Outdoors Event (WITO) in Cloudcroft, NM. Department staff will be assisting with fishing, turkey calling/hunting and turkey life history presentations.

Registration Details:

Please contact Helen Butt.

Apr
13
Sat
Fly Fishing with Fly Fish NM and Big Brothers Big Sisters @ Tingley Beach
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be fly fishing with youth at Tingley Beach in Albuquerque in conjunction with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Central New Mexico and Fly Fish New Mexico.

Registration Details:
This event is closed to the public.

Apr
19
Fri
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.

Apr
20
Sat
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.

Apr
23
Tue
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

Backyard Bass Fish ID Lesson with Trout in the Classroom program Roots & Wings @ Taos, NM
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Department staff will teach a lesson to a 6th-8th grade 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.

Apr
25
Thu
NM Wildlife Federation – Nature Niños “Tiny Trees Fishing Days” Classes 1 and 2 @ Liam Knight Pond
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

A fishing day will be held for The Nature Niños “Tiny Trees” (TT) class. Youth ages four through eight will learn, explore, and connect with our local natural spaces and grow their outdoor passions. Today’s class will cover basic fishing skill (casting, catch-and-release, and ethical fish harvesting). The Department will help teach 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 TT can be found at https://www.natureninos.org/tiny-trees-art-stories/

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