Jul
13
Sat
Advanced Hunter Education Skills Camp @ Wedding Cake Ranch
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

This camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. Camp is free, meals will be provided and participants will tent-camp on the property. Participants will learn safe and responsible firearms handling, ethical hunting behaviors, conservation, wildlife identification and basic survival skills. Additionally, participants will learn from department conservation officers about their jobs including wildlife investigations, decoy operations and working with wildlife and test their marksmanship skills with bows and arrows, .22 rifles and shotguns. All equipment will be provided.

Registration Details:
Registration opens June 4 at https://forms.office.com/Pages/DesignPageV2.aspx?origin=NeoPortalPage&subpage=design&id=9GuqBDbUb0K_pAS3pw5g_7mEMPg30D5KsfSCj4nL1GhURExRMTJDRERMOFBQSk5ROEMzVUEwTDY5Uy4u. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To qualify for the camp, participants must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department and complete the required homework before attending.

ATV Safety Class @ Village of Los Lunas River Park
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program will present an ATV safety class provided by the Village of Los Lunas Open Space Division. Students earn the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class.

Registration Details:
space is limited – all students must have a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/). Students must be at least 6 years of age.

Jul
14
Sun
Advanced Hunter Education Skills Camp @ Wedding Cake Ranch
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. Camp is free, meals will be provided and participants will tent-camp on the property. Participants will learn safe and responsible firearms handling, ethical hunting behaviors, conservation, wildlife identification and basic survival skills. Additionally, participants will learn from department conservation officers about their jobs including wildlife investigations, decoy operations and working with wildlife and test their marksmanship skills with bows and arrows, .22 rifles and shotguns. All equipment will be provided.

Registration Details:
Registration opens June 4 at https://forms.office.com/Pages/DesignPageV2.aspx?origin=NeoPortalPage&subpage=design&id=9GuqBDbUb0K_pAS3pw5g_7mEMPg30D5KsfSCj4nL1GhURExRMTJDRERMOFBQSk5ROEMzVUEwTDY5Uy4u. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To qualify for the camp, participants must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department and complete the required homework before attending.

Jul
15
Mon
Fly Fishing with Fly Fish New Mexico and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Taos @ Sipapu Ski Resort Pond
Jul 15 @ 9:15 am – 12:30 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program staff will be fly fishing with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Taos at Sipapu Ski Resort Pond. This event is closed to the public.

Jul
19
Fri
Wildlife presentation at Silver City Children’s Library
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:40 pm

Wildlife presentation at Silver City Children’s Library

Registration Details:
Please contact Abigail Kipp @ akipp@silvercitypubliclibrary.org.

Jul
26
Fri
Hunter Education Camps @ B.S.A Camp Tres Ritos
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This camp is open to youth ages 10-17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. Camp is free, meals will be provided and participants will tent-camp on the property.

Participants will learn safe and responsible firearms handling, ethical hunting behaviors, conservation, wildlife identification and basic survival skills. Additionally, participants will learn from department conservation officers about their jobs including wildlife investigations, decoy operations, working with wildlife and test their marksmanship skills with bow and arrows. All equipment will be provided.

Registration opens July 1 at here. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To qualify for the camp, participants must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department and complete the required homework before attending.

Jul
27
Sat
Hunter Education Camps @ B.S.A Camp Tres Ritos
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

This camp is open to youth ages 10-17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. Camp is free, meals will be provided and participants will tent-camp on the property.

Participants will learn safe and responsible firearms handling, ethical hunting behaviors, conservation, wildlife identification and basic survival skills. Additionally, participants will learn from department conservation officers about their jobs including wildlife investigations, decoy operations, working with wildlife and test their marksmanship skills with bow and arrows. All equipment will be provided.

Registration opens July 1 at here. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To qualify for the camp, participants must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department and complete the required homework before attending.

Kids Fishing with a Cop @ Lake Van
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

NM Desert Dogs presents a day of fishing, fun, and music open to kids at Lake Van in Dexter, NM.

Kids Fishing With a Cop @ Lake Van
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

NM Desert Dogs presents a day of fishing, fun and music open to kids at Lake Van in Dexter, NM.

Jul
28
Sun
Hunter Education Camps @ B.S.A Camp Tres Ritos
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This camp is open to youth ages 10-17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. Camp is free, meals will be provided and participants will tent-camp on the property.

Participants will learn safe and responsible firearms handling, ethical hunting behaviors, conservation, wildlife identification and basic survival skills. Additionally, participants will learn from department conservation officers about their jobs including wildlife investigations, decoy operations, working with wildlife and test their marksmanship skills with bow and arrows. All equipment will be provided.

Registration opens July 1 at here. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To qualify for the camp, participants must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department and complete the required homework before attending.

Jul
31
Wed
Hunter Education Skills Day @ Esther Bone Public Library
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is hosting a Hunter Education Skills Day at Esther Bone Memorial Library on Wednesday, July 31, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration is open to youth 10-17 years of age who have not yet passed a hunter education course. Participants will have the opportunity to earn their hunter education certification during this session.

This opportunity is free, and the course is a blended learning session. For the first part of the session, students must complete their reading, quizzes, and exam online at https://www.ilearntohunt.com/newmexico/ before the July 31 Skills Day (once registered a code will be provided so the student can take the online portion free of charge). In part two, students who complete the required online portion will bring their completion certificate to the in-person session on July 31, hosted at the library.

During the skills day, Department staff and certified volunteer instructors will be sharing their hunting knowledge and providing students the opportunity to learn how to safely handle deactivated hunting-style firearms, test their ethical shot placement and safe firearms handling skills with a shoot/don’t shoot simulator, and have the unique opportunity to learn how to field dress and elk using the Department’s new virtual reality field dressing simulator!

Participants must bring their lunch, snacks and drinks for the day.

Registration Details:

To qualify, participants must be at least 10 years of age at the time of registration and have not previously passed a hunter education course. Space is limited to 15 and will be filled on a first-come basis. Each youth must submit a completed registration form at https://forms.office.com/g/92WtBUvvXa to qualify. Registration opens on July 8 at 9 am.

Before completing this registration form, each youth must have a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Customer Identification Number (CIN) account. If the student does not have an account, please go to https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us to create one. Be sure to write down the CIN that is assigned to the youth.