Jan
21
Fri
Hunter Education Courses
Jan 21 – Feb 20 all-day

Keep checking for updates to our hunter and bowhunter education course schedule. Courses are added to the class list as we hear from our volunteer instructors. See Courses & How-to-Register.

Jan
22
Sat
Off-Highway Vehicle; All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Training @ Los Lunas River Park, 1601 Main St SE, Los Lunas, NM 87031
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety training to the public. Training machines and safety gear are available, no sharing. Each student must bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available for download when registering for class.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about classes offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed Coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

Jan
24
Mon
Big Game Draw 2022 – Know the Law @ Virtual
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you thought about applying for the 2022 big game draw? The Department is working on an entire series with everything you need to know when applying.

We will meet virtually every week, sometimes multiple times a week, to discuss the draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and reading the draw odds report. We will also have our big game biologists on hand to answer questions.

In this session: Conservation Officer Ben Byrd will join us to talk about what you need to think about when hiring an outfitter, the most violated laws and how you can remain legal and proper use of an OHV in New Mexico.

Please register online and send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K1M8V1BtSlq9nGm2_lNJpQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Jan
25
Tue
Science Fair @ Cleveland High School
Jan 25 all-day

NMDGF will be on hand to help rate/grade projects at Cleveland High School’s Research EXPO and to ask questions of students’ projects.

Event closed to the public.

Big Game Draw 2022 – Meet the Bear Biologist @ Virtual
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you thought about applying for the 2022 big game draw? The Department is working on an entire series with everything you need to know when applying.

We will meet virtually every week, sometimes multiple times a week, to discuss the draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and reading the draw odds report. We will also have our big game biologists on hand to answer questions.

In this session: Rick Winslow, bear and cougar biologist, will be on hand to answer your questions about applying for the Bear Draw as well as over-the-counter opportunities. Don’t forget that the deadline for applying for the bear and turkey deadline is February 12 at 5:00 p.m. Click here to register.

Please register online and send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MdPDn-b_SjizuMKeknyu-A

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Jan
29
Sat
Off-Highway Vehicle; All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Training @ 2420 W Picacho Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88007
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free all-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety training to the public. The training will be held at the dirt lot west of Day’s Hamburgers. Training machines and safety gear are available, no sharing. Each student must bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available for download when registering for class.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about classes offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed Coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

Feb
1
Tue
Wild Turkey Presentation @ Shady Lakes
Feb 1 all-day

NMDGF will be giving a presentation on wild turkeys to participants of the Nature Ninos program. This is closed to the general public and available to those registered with the program.

Event closed to the public.

Meeting Regarding the Wildlife Corridors Act Plan @ Virtrual
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm
Feb
2
Wed
Big Game Draw 2022 – Meet the Turkey Biologist @ Virtual
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you thought about applying for the 2022 big game draw? The Department is working on an entire series with everything you need to know when applying.

We will meet virtually every week, sometimes multiple times a week, to discuss the draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and reading the draw odds report. We will also have our big game biologists on hand to answer questions.

In this session: Casey Cardinal, resident bird biologist, will be on hand to answer your questions about applying for the Turkey Draw as well as over-the-counter opportunities. Don’t forget that the deadline for applying for the bear and cougar turkey deadline is February 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Please register online and send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5swWJCwdQ0iL1OtY99yqVg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Feb
3
Thu
Meeting Regarding the Wildlife Corridors Act Plan @ Virtrual
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm
Feb
5
Sat
Dogs! A Science Tail @ NM Museum of Natural History & Science
Feb 5 all-day

NMDGF will work a booth to talk about some wild canid species in NM.

Event is open to the public. Please contact the NM Museum of Natrual History & Sciences for entrance costs into the museum.