NM Wildlife Federation – Nature Niños “Tiny Trees Fishing Days” Classes 3 and 4 @ Liam Knight Pond
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

A fishing day will be held for The Nature Niños “Tiny Trees” (TT) class. Youth ages four through eight will learn, explore, and connect with our local natural spaces and grow their outdoor passions. Today’s class will cover basic fishing skill (casting, catch-and-release, and ethical fish harvesting). The Department will help teach angling essentials, such as fish species/anatomy, habitat, diet, understanding fishing gear, tying knots, safety and so on. This will also include hands-on practice casting, rod-and-reel assembly, and patience with fishing.

Registration Details:

Additional details for TT can be found at

NMWF Nature Niños reached out to retain assistance from NMDGF – Aquatic Educator Contractor, Matty Gonzales

Fishing with Aztec Elementary School Kindergarten Students @ Aztec Riverside Park Pond
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish staff will be fishing with Aztec Elementary School kindergartners on two consecutive days, May 2 -3, 2024, at Riverside Park Pond. There will be approximately 100 students participating in 4 outdoor stations, one of which is fishing. The event is closed to the public.

Ladies Fly Fishing – Casting Clinic @ NW Area Game & Fish Office - Albuquerque, NM
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

This class is open to any lady seeking to learn or improve on their fly fishing, casting skills and abilities. Participants will receive instruction and coaching from Trish Valdez and other Trout Unlimited – Bosque Chapter members to gain or improve their fly casting skills for fly fishing. No equipment is necessary but ladies are encouraged to bring their own if they have it. This is for all levels of angler!
*The Ladies Fly Fishing 101 Classroom Clinic is a prerequisite to register for this session*

Registration opens April 15 at 9 a.m. to 12 participants at Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

3-D Archery Adventure with SMU-in-Taos @ Fort Burgwin
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SMU-in-Taos Summer College Program will participate in a 3-D Archery Adventure Shoot. College-age students will walk a pre-determined course in small groups. Each archer gets a one to three shots at a three-dimensional target shaped like an animal. The targets on the animals cover the vital areas where a hunter would normally aim. These courses challenge archers to adapt their shooting to account for variable conditions, distances and angles. Students will learn how to score a target and track their individual score.

Private event. – Must be pre-enrolled through the SMU-in-Taos summer program.

Fishing with Wood Gormley Elementary School @ Monastery Lake
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program staff will be fishing with students from Wood Gormley Elementary School at Monastery Lake on May 14, 2024. The event is closed to the public.

Fishing with Carlos Gilbert Elementary School @ Monastery Lake
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program staff will be fishing with students from Carlos Gilbert Elementary School (Trout in the Classroom participants). The fishing will follow the rainbow trout fry release. This event is closed to the public.

Fishing and Wildlife Trunks @ Moriarity NM
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Department staff will be fishing and showing wildlife trunks to kids with the Moriarty-Edgewood School District Early Childhood Center.

Registration Details:

N/A.  Closed to the public.

Bowhunter Skills Camp @ Manzano Mountains State Park
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This camp is for participants of any age who is interested in learning more about the basics of archery and bow hunting. Participants will learn archery basics and safety, how to choose equipment, proper shot placement while hunting, outdoor preparedness, and more!

All archery equipment will be provided however, participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment if they have it. Camping is available at the State Park per reservation. Participants are responsible for all food and drinks. Youth under 18 must have a parent or adult present during the camp.

Registration Details:

Registration opens April 17 at 9 a.m. on the following link, The registration link will also be available on the Hunter Education Camp tab on the following department web page,

All participants must have a Department Customer Id Number (CIN) Account and enter this number onto the registration form.