Jul
31
Sun
Outdoor Adventures Show @ Manuel Lujan Building, Expo N.M.
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Outdoor Adventures Show

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites you to attend the 2022 New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show. Admission to the show will be $3 for adults or free to youth under the age of 18 or anyone who holds a valid New Mexico hunting or fishing license.

The annual event opens to the public Friday, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

This year’s event features hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. Off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and kayaks will be on display by local dealers. Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides will be on hand to answer questions. Youth participants will have an opportunity to learn or enhance skills at the free catch-and-release fishing pond. All visitors can enjoy the pellet shooting range, sponsored by the Bernalillo 4-H, and the archery range. A silent auction will give participants the chance to win one of over 10 New Mexico bighorn sheep European-style mounts.

Outdoor Adventures Poster 2022

  • Learn or enhance your skills at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish catch-and-release fishing pond.
  • Hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
  • Latest OHVs, RVs, boats, kayaks on display by local dealers.
  • Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides available to answer questions.
  • Silent auction with 10+ N.M. bighorn sheep European-style mounts.
Aug
8
Mon
Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting in order to allow the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) to discuss and prioritize current Habitat Stamp Program project opportunities. Members of the public are invited to attend this hybrid public meeting in order to provide comment(s). Current project opportunity summary slides are available to view on the Habitat Stamp Program website. Members of the CAC and the public are encouraged to review project opportunity summary slides in advance of the hybrid public meeting.

 

Aug
19
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Gallup
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Aug
20
Sat
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Albuqeruque
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Aug
26
Fri
Hunter Education Courses
Aug 26 – Aug 28 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.

Aug
27
Sat
OHV Class Calendar
Aug 27 – Nov 12 all-day
Introduction to Archery @ Elephant Butte Lake - Dirt Dam Area
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction to archery for all ages. Come out and shoot our NASP bows and arrows. Personal recurve and long bows are allowed, but NO COMPOUND BOWS. We will have classic NASP targets set up as well as a short 3-D target course. 8 a.m. to Noon – Shoot as much as you want. All are welcome to attend. NM Fishing License required ages 12 and over.

Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Bear Fest @ Los Alamos Nature Center
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

NMDGF will be working an informational/educational booth at the Bear Fest in Los Alamos.

Sep
13
Tue
September Ladies Hunting and Angling Social Hour @ Virtual on Zoom
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Hunting season is upon us! You are invited to our September session where we will be discussing hunting New Mexico’s largest game animal, the wapiti (elk). Our conversation will focus on looking for habitats where elk like to hang out, identifying elk sign, elk hunting gear tips, and basic calling techniques. While this event is focused on ladies, we welcome everyone to join us.

Contacts:

Jennifer Morgan (505) 222-4722; jennifer.morgan@state.nm.us

Colleen Payne (575) 323-4068; colleen.payne@state.nm.us

Stephanie Walton-Filipczak (505) 222-4733; stephanie.walton@state.nm.us

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcO-srzkrHNBmgFrJR5pXOejF8OC4vUTp

Sep
15
Thu
Classroom Presentations @ Lydia Rippey Elementary School
Sep 15 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

NMDGF will give presentations that focus on careers associated with natural resources, along with fisheries and fish biology and animal science.

Sep
16
Fri
Classroom Presentations @ Lydia Rippey Elementary School
Sep 16 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

NMDGF will give presentations that focus on careers associated with natural resources, along with fisheries and fish biology and animal science.

Sep
17
Sat
National Archery in the Schools Program @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Northwest Area Office
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The NASP Basic Archery Instructor class utilizes a hybrid learning model. The hybrid class includes a 3-4 hour online class that includes instruction on determining dominant eye, range safety and set-up, coaching techniques, and learning the eleven steps to archery success. The online class is followed up with a 3-4 hour in-person “field day” experience to finalize their certification. Every candidate must pass both portions in order to obtain their NASP BAI certification. Only NASP certified instructors may teach the NASP curriculum. Classes are ongoing throughout the year. To register for a class go to www.naspbai.org. Classes are ongoing throughout the year. Once registered, you will receive a link to view the online NASP video series.

Sep
21
Wed
Tres Piedras Shooting Range Cleanup @ Tres Piedras Shooting Range
Sep 21 all-day

Department staff will conduct a range cleanup at the department’s Tres Piedras shooting range on Sept. 21, 2022. The range will be closed to the public on this day for staff safety.

Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV) Training for Los Alamos National Labs Employees
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish OHV program was asked to provide certified ROV training to employees of Los Alamos National Laboratories who use UTVs as part of their official duties. Students will be registered manually after reporting their CINs. This event is closed to the public.

Sep
23
Fri
Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV) Training for Pojoaque Police Department
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish was asked to provide certified ROV training to first responders of the Pojoaque Police Department. This event is free but not open to the public. The training will be held in the Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico at a closed to the public outdoor training facility.

Classroom Presentations and Fishing Clinic @ Eagle Nest Elementary School
Sep 23 @ 8:30 pm – 2:30 pm

NMDGF will give presentations that focus on fish biology, fishing safety, fishing knots, rules and regulations, equipment preparation, casting and fishing opportunities in New Mexico. At the lake, the students will assemble their gear and go fishing. We normally practice catch and release; however, a few fish will be kept for dissection purposes. This event is closed to the public.

Sep
24
Sat
Casting Skills – Tesuque Pueblo @ Tesuque Pueblo Intergenerational Center
Sep 24 all-day

NMDGF Aquatic Education will be working with 20 Tesuque Pueblo youth practicing casting skills at the Tesuque Pueblo Intergenerational Center on Sept. 24. The group will follow up with a fishing day on Sept. 25 on their own. This event is closed to the public.

National Hunting & Fishing Day 2022
Sep 24 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 25, as the state celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, Sept. 24, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

For information about where to fish and what to use, consult the department’s weekly fishing and stocking report. Maps of public fishing waters, lists of where to find family-friendly fishing and tips on how to fish also can be found on the department website.

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24 de septiembre: día nacional de la caza y la pesca. No se requiere licencia (se aplican todas las demás reglas de pesca).

Sep
26
Mon
Classroom Presentations and Fishing Clinic @ Eagle Nest Elementary School
Sep 26 @ 8:30 pm – Sep 27 @ 2:30 am

NMDGF will give presentations that focus on fish biology, fishing safety, fishing knots, rules and regulations, equipment preparation, casting and fishing opportunities in New Mexico. At the lake, the students will assemble their gear and go fishing. We normally practice catch and release; however, a few fish will be kept for dissection purposes. This event is closed to the public.

Sep
27
Tue
STEM Showdown @ Storrie Lake
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

NMDGF will be participating at the Conservation Science Center STEM Showdown at Storrie Lake. This event is not open to the public.

Sep
28
Wed
STEM Showdown @ Storrie Lake
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

NMDGF will be participating at the Conservation Science Center STEM Showdown at Storrie Lake. This event is not open to the public.

Classroom Presentations and Fishing Clinic @ Red River Valley Charter School
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

NMDGF will give presentations that focus on fish biology, fishing safety, fishing knots, rules and regulations, equipment preparation, casting and fishing opportunities in New Mexico. At the lake, the students will assemble their gear and go fishing. We normally practice catch and release; however, a few fish will be kept for dissection purposes. This event is closed to the public.

Sep
29
Thu
Classroom Presentations and Fishing Clinic @ Red River Valley Charter School
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

NMDGF will give presentations that focus on fish biology, fishing safety, fishing knots, rules and regulations, equipment preparation, casting and fishing opportunities in New Mexico. At the lake, the students will assemble their gear and go fishing. We normally practice catch and release; however, a few fish will be kept for dissection purposes. This event is closed to the public.

Sep
30
Fri
Classroom Presentations and Fishing Clinic @ Red River Valley Charter School
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

NMDGF will give presentations that focus on fish biology, fishing safety, fishing knots, rules and regulations, equipment preparation, casting and fishing opportunities in New Mexico. At the lake, the students will assemble their gear and go fishing. We normally practice catch and release; however, a few fish will be kept for dissection purposes. This event is closed to the public.