Oct
15
Sat
Capitan Future Farmers of America Fishing Day @ Alto Lake
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The NMDGF Aquatic Education Program will be fishing with 50 Capitan middle and high school students with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization at Alto Lake, New Mexico, on Oct. 15, 2022. NMDGF fishing contractor Casey Harthorn and Dennis Segura will be working the event. This event is closed to the public.

Nov
12
Sat
Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Southwest Area Office
Nov 12 @ 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 New Mexico Hunter Education certification to new instructors who need a required New Mexico hunter education number.

All participants must register prior to attending. Please see registration details below.

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. Fill out a volunteer application at https://new-mexico.volunteers.kalkomey.com/
  3. Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign-up for the hunter education workshop through their CIN account
Dec
10
Sat
Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ Lea County Shrine Club
Dec 10 @ 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 New Mexico Hunter Education certification to new instructors who need a required New Mexico hunter education number.

All participants must register prior to attending. Please see registration details below.

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. Fill out a volunteer application at https://new-mexico.volunteers.kalkomey.com/
  3. Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign-up for the hunter education workshop through their CIN account
Jan
20
Fri
Video Series Premiere – Drawing Your Way to Success!
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Video Series Premiere – Drawing Your Way to Success!

Join New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Communications Director Darren Vaughan and Licensing Operations Manager Chad Nelson as they discuss the ins and outs of the 2023-2024 Big Game Draw in the first video of the department’s “Drawing Your Way to Success” series. The video will premiere at 5 p.m. MST Friday, Jan. 20 on YouTube at https://youtu.be/IYFnzBK28oU. The video will be available from this date forward for you to watch at your convenience. We will be premiering additional videos to help you throughout the draw season. The deadline for Draw 1 (bear and turkey) is Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. MST, and the deadline for Draw 2 (Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelina, pronghorn, oryx, and private-land only deer licenses in Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 4 and 5A) is March 22 at 5 p.m. MST. Good luck!

Feb
2
Thu
Arizona-New Mexico Chapter of American Fisheries Society
Feb 2 – Feb 4 all-day

NMDGF will be participating at the Arizona-New Mexico Chapter of American Fisheries Society in Farmington, New Mexico. Staff will be participating in a mentor lunch, wildlife/fisheries competition, and attending scientific presentations.

Feb
4
Sat
Hunter Education @ NM Game and Fish Office
Feb 4 – Feb 5 all-day

This course is open to students of any age seeking hunter education certification to meet hunting requirements in New Mexico. This course is an instructor-led, student course that incorporates lecture, video, break-out sessions, review methods and homework to educate students. Students 10 and under must have a parent/adult present with them during class. All students MUST complete the Today’s Hunter student manual homework before participating in class. Students can pick up a free hard copy manual at NM Game and Fish Office, 1615 W College Blvd. Roswell, NM 88203. The manual can also be downloaded for free at, www.hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/. Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Registration opens on Jan. 18 and is conducted online through the students Customer Id Number (CIN) Account. Once in the account, click on Hunter Education then click the Register for Hunter Ed Classes button and follow the prompts.

Hunter Education @ Grant Co. Extension Office
Feb 4 @ 8:30 am – Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm

This course is open to students of any age seeking hunter education certification to meet hunting requirements in New Mexico. This course is an instructor-led, student course that incorporates lecture, video, break-out sessions, review methods and homework to educate students. Students 10 and under must have a parent/adult present with them during class. All students MUST complete the Today’s Hunter student manual homework before participating in class. Students can pick up a free hard copy manual at the Grant Co. Extension Office in Silver City. The manual can also be downloaded for free at, www.hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/. Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Registration opens on Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. and is conducted online through the students Customer Id Number (CIN) Account. Once in the account, click on Hunter Education then click the Register for Hunter Ed Classes button and follow the prompts.

Feb
8
Wed
Ladies Hunting and Angling Social Hour @ Hybrid (in-person and Zoom)
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join us Wed., Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. either in person in Albuquerque at Nexxus Brewing, 4730 Pan American Fwy NE, or in Las Cruces at the SW Area Game and Fish Office, 2715 Northrise Dr. If you are unable to participate in person you can register to participate virtually at the link provided below.

Is applying for hunts intimidating? Does it make your brain hurt? Are you new and don’t know where to start? Maybe you want to know how to read the available draw hunt odds to improve your hunting opportunities. Perhaps you just need a little guidance on the draw application process. If any of these apply to you, or maybe you have other reasons or questions, come join us! We are making ourselves available to help you navigate through the Big Game Rules and Information Booklet and how to use this resource to apply for the 2023-2024 hunt season. If you had a hunt this past season and are unfamiliar with how to fill out your harvest report, we can help!

Hunt applications can be entered on a computer, laptop, tablet or phone! Bring one of these devices with you or one will be available if you don’t have one. While this event is focused on ladies, but we welcome everyone to join us.

To participate virtually click the following link to register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdu6hrzwjEtaeYkAlEMl2Hq9eHKRsyiWp

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email on how to join the meeting.