Mar
10
Wed
Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

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

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

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

Mar
17
Wed
Deadline: 2020–2021 Late Harvest Reports
Mar 17 all-day

Deadline to submit late 2020–21 harvest reports for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope and turkey. All 2020–21 license holders must report to be eligible for 2021–22 draw licenses. Reports can be submitted online or by telephone. See 2021-22 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info Book.

Failure to report for these species by this date will result in rejection of all draw applications. An $8 late fee applies after February 15, 2021. Remember to keep your confirmation number.

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2021–22 License Year begins. 2020–21 licenses no longer valid.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
8
Thu
Revocation Hearing @ Webinar
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am

Thursday, April 8, 2021 – 9 a.m. Mountain Time

Revocation Hearings are conducted in accordance with provisions of Chapter 17 NMSA 1978, 19.31.2.6 NMAC Hunting and Fishing License Revocation and the “Open Meetings Act,” NMSA 1978, Sections 10-15-1 to 10-15-4. Sections 17-3-34 and 17-1-14 (B10 and B11) NMSA 1978 empowers the State Game Commission to revoke the license, registration, and/or permit privileges of individuals who have accumulated 20 or more violation points.  Regulation 19.31.2 NMAC (Revocation Rule) explains the revocation process.

If you are interested in attending the hearing you are encouraged to pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LPpGl2oDQcGce7hyOz8YHQ. When you register, you will be automatically emailed credentials to log on to the Zoom Webinar Platform.

To join the hearing by phone please dial 1-346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 874-2211-3913 and Passcode: 040821.

For more information, please email Philip.Holmes@state.nm.us or mail the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Philip Homes, Revocation Manager, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507.

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.

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.

Jun
16
Wed
Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting @ Virtual
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting of the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Advisory Board for Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually on the OHV website.

Those interested in participating and providing comments are encouraged to pre-register and attend the meeting on the Zoom webinar platform. The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board will meet in public session to hear the following: OHV budget update, general program update, OHV education update, OHV law enforcement update and public comment.

The Department’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program has an annual budget of $795,100.00 funded by revenue generated from the Trail Safety Fund. The OHV Act required the creation of the Trail Safety Fund, which generates revenue from OHV registration fees.

The OHV Advisory Board was established to advise the Department of Game and Fish on matters related to administration of the OHV Act. The board consists of the following seven members appointed by the governor to two-year terms:

  • One landowner living near a national forest or Bureau of Land Management property that is used extensively for recreational off-highway vehicle activity;
  • One producer or one grazing permittee on public lands from the farming or livestock industry;
  • One person from the off-highway motor vehicle industry;
  • One off-highway motor vehicle user;
  • One hunter or angler;
  • One quiet recreationalist, such as a hiker, backpacker, birdwatcher, equestrian, mountain biker, rock climber or archaeological enthusiast; and
  • One member with expertise in injury prevention or treatment.

For more information about the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program, please contact Matt Seidel, by email or phone (505) 222-4728, or visit the Department’s OHV webpage.

Sep
25
Sat
National Hunting & Fishing Day 2021
Sep 25 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. 25, 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.