Mar
17
Wed
Deadline: 2021 Big-Game Draw Application
Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for 2021 Draw Licenses for Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelinapronghorn and oryx, and to apply for Private-land Only Deer License for Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 4 and 5A. Applications must be completed before 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). See 2020-21 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info

Mar
24
Wed
2021–22 Over-the-Counter License Types Available
Mar 24 all-day

2021–22 over-the-counter (OTC) license types, including game-hunting licenses and game-hunting & fishing licenses, are available online, by telephone and at NMDGF offices and license vendors.

Apr
1
Thu
2021-22 License Year Begins
Apr 1 all-day

2021–22 License Year begins. 2020–21 licenses no longer valid.

Apr
7
Wed
Deadline: 2020-21 Harvest Report (Avoid Application Rejection)
Apr 7 all-day

Deadline to submit 2020–21 harvest reports for Barbary sheep, ibex, javelina, oryx and trapper license holders to be eligible for big-game licenses. Results can be reported online or by telephone.

Failure to report for these species by this date will result in rejection of all applications. An $8 late fee applies after April 7, 2021. Remember to keep your confirmation number.

Apr
12
Mon
Habitat Stamp Citizen Advisory Committees @ Virtual Meeting
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled two public meetings in order to inform the Citizen Advisory Committee, as well as the members of the public, of proposed projects for the upcoming fiscal year. A short presentation providing background information about each proposal will be followed by a brief Q & A session where members of the Citizen Advisory Committee as well as of the Public are encouraged to ask questions.

Topic: Habitat Stamp Program Proposed Projects Meeting (BLM Proposals)

When: Apr 12, 2021 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G_opSN_7SjmDrd04WJk-PA. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Apr
13
Tue
Habitat Stamp Citizen Advisory Committees @ Virtual Meeting
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled two public meetings in order to inform the Citizen Advisory Committee, as well as the members of the public, of proposed projects for the upcoming fiscal year. A short presentation providing background information about each proposal will be followed by a brief Q & A session where members of the Citizen Advisory Committee as well as of the Public are encouraged to ask questions.

Topic: Habitat Stamp Program Proposed Projects Meeting (USFS Proposals)

When: Apr 13, 2021 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i_ZOSjPKTyyjnfPjZtj6Ww. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Apr
21
Wed
Results 2021 Big Game Draw License: Results available online now!
Apr 21 all-day

Results are available online now!

Big-game Draw License results available online, by telephone  (Game & Fish Information Center at 888-248-6866 Monday- Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm), or at NMDGF offices.

Apr
27
Tue
Living with wildlife in Los Alamos @ Zoom
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm

The landscape around Los Alamos is unique and provides excellent habitat for wildlife to live in and near the community. In the community, you can frequently see deer, bears, cougars and other wildlife — or at least see evidence of them.

Everyone can work together to help keep wildlife and people safe. On April 27 at 6:00 p.m. Game and Fish officers and biologists will be live on Zoom and broadcast on the Department’s Facebook page to talk about the unique landscape, wildlife that are in the area, what to do if you live in the area and how to be safe when recreating in the area.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m1N5GWwtRwqRrcl9REdkvw

May
18
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

When spring turkey season ends there are several months before the fall hunts start. What do those that love to hunt do during that time?

They scout. The summer months are a great time to get out into the woods and mountains to scout for that fall elk hunt. Not only is it cooler than being in town, but it is also a great time to observe elk, train yourself to recognize tracks and scat and familiarize yourself with your Game Management Unit.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0td-CpqDktG9S8LvRFIBwYptzZqkLeP4xd

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

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher

May
19
Wed
Fisheries rule changes topic of public meetings
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – May 20 @ 7:30 pm

To provide information on proposed changes and gather public comments, two public meetings will be conducted via Zoom. The meetings will be held May 19 and May 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Click here to register for the May 19 webinar.

Click here to register for the May 20 webinar.

Read more in the press release: Fisheries rule changes topic of public meetings

May
20
Thu
Fisheries rule changes topic of public meetings
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – May 21 @ 7:30 pm

To provide information on proposed changes and gather public comments, two public meetings will be conducted via Zoom. The meetings will be held May 19 and May 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Click here to register for the May 19 webinar.

Click here to register for the May 20 webinar.

Read more in the press release: Fisheries rule changes topic of public meetings

May
21
Fri
Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
May 21 @ 5:30 pm

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: May 21, 2021 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WEhrGyVdSOqqBFWxxT0h9w

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

Here is some more information on the meeting:

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting on May 21 at 5:30 p.m. to allow the Citizen Advisory Committee to prioritize proposed projects for the upcoming fiscal year. Members of the public are invited to attend this meeting in order to become familiar with the proposed projects and to offer feedback and opinions.
Thanks!

Jun
5
Sat
Free Fishing Day 2021
Jun 5 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 5, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 5, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

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.

Jun
10
Thu
2021 EPLUS PMZ Landowner List
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm

The EPLUS Primary Management Zone Landowner List will be updated for the upcoming 2021 hunting season on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM MST. The list will be obtainable on the main EPLUS webpage at https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/hunting/maps/elk-private-lands/ by clicking on the Find a Private Land Elk Authorization menu and on the EPLUS hunter’s webpage at https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/hunting/maps/elk-private-lands/hunters/.

Jun
15
Tue
Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting in order to allow the Citizen Advisory Committee to discuss Habitat Stamp Program Maintenance Activities. Members of the Public are invited to attend this meeting (to be held virtually) in order to offer feedback and ask questions.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XP664KmOQv2HkDaJMdShiQ.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Comments can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Habitat Stamp Program Manager, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; or by email, Daniel.Lusk@state.nm.us, or in person at the meeting listed above.

Jul
15
Thu
New Mexico Governor’s Special Online Hunt Auction
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm

In partnership with the Mule Deer Foundation of New Mexico, the Department of Game and Fish will be auctioning several premier hunting packages. Proceeds will benefit the wildlife resources of New Mexico.

Hunts to be auctioned include:

  • Exotics Hunt Packages
  • Coues and Mule Deer Hunts
  • Elk Hunts
  • Pronghorn Hunt
  • Other items are in the online auction, with proceeds from these items benefiting the Mule Deer Foundation.

Auction closes July 22 at 7:00 p.m. MST.

Click here to bid.

Jul
20
Tue
July Ladies’ Social – Equipment Preparation @ Virtual
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in July to talk about preparing your equipment including sighting in your rifle, tuning your bow and patterning your shotgun.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pduqvrjwiHdSq82XIX3T8FBqgdYzKKqr2

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

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jennifer Morgan

Jul
21
Wed
Virtual Presentation on Oryx & Ibex @ Thomas Branigan Memorial Library
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm

NMDGF will be giving a virtual presentation on oryx and ibex to an audience through the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.

Jul
27
Tue
Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Jul 27, 2021 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZYPJtv5yR3KwPGrE7LA_nQ

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

Aug
3
Tue
Upland Game Rule Changes, Public Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Upland Game rule.

The proposals are available on the Department’s proposals under consideration webpage.

To gather public comments, one public meeting will be conducted via Zoom. The meeting will be held August 3 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Click here to join the virtual Zoom meeting.

Or enter the following in your Zoom client:

Meeting ID: 211 476 4712
Passcode: 202226

To join the meeting by phone please dial 1-346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 211-476-4712 and Passcode: 202226

Presentation slides will be posted on the Department’s proposals under consideration webpage prior to the meetings so attendees can follow along. If you do not have access to the website to view the presentation, please email DGF-Gamebird@state.nm.us or call (505) 414-2341 to make arrangements to acquire a copy of the presentation.

Comments on the proposed changes can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Upland Game Rule Development, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; by email DGF-Gamebird@state.nm.us, or at the meeting listed above.

 

Aug
17
Tue
August Ladies’ Social – Field Dressing and Processing Tips @ Virtual
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Hunting season is upon us and many of us will be headed into the woods, prairie or desert in hopes of filling our tag(s). Of course, we all relish the overall experience of just being outdoors but harvesting an animal is icing on the proverbial cake. Once you harvest….now what do you do? How do I take care of the animal so it produces a bounty of wonderful meat to nourish my family and friends? In our session, we will discuss and show field dressing and processing tips that will benefit not only the novice hunter but the seasoned one as well.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpcOCsrjssH9LRyXo3l42WjjcV1rU5j3n9

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

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jennifer Morgan

Aug
18
Wed
#FishNM21 – Plan your NM fishing trip
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

If you have tracked the weekly Fishing Report, you would notice that there have been A LOT of great catches all across New Mexico this year. Whether you have been out fishing this year, or planning your first fishing trip, this series will help you get started.

Please register online and send us your questions through email or add your questions to the Facebook event feed for the topic related to your questions.

Schedule and registration:

August 18 – Where to start? Reading and understanding the Fishing Rules and Information Booklet, using the Fishing Planner and a special early look into new tools the Department will be releasing soon to help you plan your trip! Register for the Webinar.

August 24 – NM Trout and Bass Challenges. New Mexico Bass and Trout Challenges are in full swing! During this session we will cover those challenges and talk about where and how to fish for those species. Register for the Webinar. 

August 30 – New Mexico’s native trout – Join us to talk about conservation, management, habitat restoration and fishing for New Mexico’s native trout species. Register for the Webinar. 

September 7 – All about raising fish in New Mexico! During this session, we will be talking about the State-owned fish hatcheries. Have you ever wondered how they are managed for restoration and sport? Join us for more and let us know what questions you have. Register for the Webinar.

Each session will start at 6:00 p.m. and can also be viewed on the Department’s Facebook page.

Aug
24
Tue
#FishNM21 – Plan your NM fishing trip
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm

If you have tracked the weekly Fishing Report, you would notice that there have been A LOT of great catches all across New Mexico this year. Whether you have been out fishing this year, or planning your first fishing trip, this series will help you get started.

Please register online and send us your questions through email or add your questions to the Facebook event feed for the topic related to your questions.

Schedule and registration:

August 18 – Where to start? Reading and understanding the Fishing Rules and Information Booklet, using the Fishing Planner and a special early look into new tools the Department will be releasing soon to help you plan your trip! Register for the Webinar.

August 24 – NM Trout and Bass Challenges. New Mexico Bass and Trout Challenges are in full swing! During this session we will cover those challenges and talk about where and how to fish for those species. Register for the Webinar. 

August 30 – New Mexico’s native trout – Join us to talk about conservation, management, habitat restoration and fishing for New Mexico’s native trout species. Register for the Webinar. 

September 7 – All about raising fish in New Mexico! During this session, we will be talking about the State-owned fish hatcheries. Have you ever wondered how they are managed for restoration and sport? Join us for more and let us know what questions you have. Register for the Webinar.

Each session will start at 6:00 p.m. and can also be viewed on the Department’s Facebook page.