Sep
30
Fri
Cowboy Days @ Ruidoso Downs
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

NMDGF will have wildlife specimens to educate school children attending the event.

Southern New Mexico State Fair – NMDGF Booth @ Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

NMDGF I&E and OHV staff will be in attendance to help answer questions from the public, inform OHV users about local laws and education programs, and provide living with wildlife/conservation education information.

Oct
1
Sat
Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Northwest Area Office
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

This workshop is required to become a certified hunter education instructor and will certify the individual to teach both the traditional and the field day hunter education student courses. This workshop also provides a New Mexico Hunter Education Certification to new instructors who need a required New Mexico hunter education number. All participants must register prior to attending. Please see registration details below.

Interested applicants need to first become a certified NMDGF volunteer. Below are the steps to become a certified volunteer:
1. Create a customer identification account (CIN) with the Department at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/
2. Fill out a volunteer application at https://new-mexico.volunteers.kalkomey.com/
3.Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign-up for the hunter education workshop through their CIN account

Cowboy Days @ Ruidoso Downs
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

NMDGF will have wildlife specimens to educate school children attending the event.

Southern New Mexico State Fair – NMDGF Booth @ Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

NMDGF I&E and OHV staff will be in attendance to help answer questions from the public, inform OHV users about local laws and education programs, and provide living with wildlife/conservation education information.

Oct
2
Sun
Southern New Mexico State Fair – NMDGF Booth @ Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

NMDGF I&E and OHV staff will be in attendance to help answer questions from the public, inform OHV users about local laws and education programs, and provide living with wildlife/conservation education information.

Oct
8
Sat
Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ Sidney Paul Gordon Shooting Range
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

This workshop is required to become a certified hunter education instructor and will certify the individual to teach both the Traditional and the Field Day Hunter Education student courses. This workshop also provides a NM Hunter Education certification to new instructors who need a required NM hunter education number. All participants must register prior to attending. Please see registration details below.

Interested applicants need to first become a certified Game and Fish volunteer. Below are the steps to become a certified volunteer:
1. Create a Customer Identification Account (CIN) with the Department at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/
2. Fill out a volunteer application at https://new-mexico.volunteers.kalkomey.com/
3.Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign-up for the hunter education workshop through their CIN account

Oct
12
Wed
Stephen M. Bush Shooting Range Repairs @ Stephen M. Bush Shooting Range
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day

Department staff will be making repairs to the berms and doing a general cleanup at the department’s Stephen M. Bush Shooting Range in Clayton, New Mexico. This will take place over Oct. 12-13, 2022. The range will be closed to the public on these days for staff safety.

Oct
14
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Las Cruces
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Hunter Education @ Lea County Fairgrounds
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This course is open to students of any age seeking hunter education certification to meet hunting requirements in New Mexico. This course is an instructor-led student course that incorporates lecture, video, break-out sessions, review methods and homework to educate students. Students 10 and under must have a parent/adult present with them during class. All students MUST complete the Today’s Hunter student manual homework before participating in class. Students can pick up a free hard copy manual at Gebos, 721 N Main, Lovington, NM 88260. The manual can also be downloaded for free at www.hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/. Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Registration opens on Sept. 26 and is conducted online through the student’s Customer ID Number (CIN) Account. Once in the account, click on Hunter Education then click the Register for Hunter Ed Classes button and follow the prompts.

Oct
15
Sat
Hunter Education @ Lea County Fairgrounds
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This course is open to students of any age seeking hunter education certification to meet hunting requirements in New Mexico. This course is an instructor-led student course that incorporates lecture, video, break-out sessions, review methods and homework to educate students. Students 10 and under must have a parent/adult present with them during class. All students MUST complete the Today’s Hunter student manual homework before participating in class. Students can pick up a free hard copy manual at Gebos, 721 N Main, Lovington, NM 88260. The manual can also be downloaded for free at www.hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/. Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Registration opens on Sept. 26 and is conducted online through the student’s Customer ID Number (CIN) Account. Once in the account, click on Hunter Education then click the Register for Hunter Ed Classes button and follow the prompts.

ATV Safety Class @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Southeast Area Office
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the NM Game & Fish Southeast Area Office in Roswell, N.M. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles. ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class.

Students must be at least 6 years of age. Space is limited – all students must already have or must create a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/), and register prior to the class. This ensures that each student will have an age- and size-appropriate training ATV available.

ATV Safety Class @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Southeast Area Office
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the New Mexico Game & Fish Southeast Area Office in Roswell, New Mexico. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class.

Students must be at least 6 years of age. Space is limited; all students must already have or must create a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/) and register prior to the class. This ensures that each student will have an age and size-appropriate training ATV available.

Capitan Future Farmers of America Fishing Day @ Alto Lake
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The NMDGF Aquatic Education Program will be fishing with 50 Capitan middle and high school students with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization at Alto Lake, New Mexico, on Oct. 15, 2022. NMDGF fishing contractor Casey Harthorn and Dennis Segura will be working the event. This event is closed to the public.

Oct
16
Sun
ATV Safety Class @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Southeast Area Office
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the NM Game & Fish Southeast Area Office in Roswell, N.M. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles. ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class.

Students must be at least 6 years of age. Space is limited – all students must already have or must create a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/), and register prior to the class. This ensures that each student will have an age- and size-appropriate training ATV available.

ATV Safety Class @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Southeast Area Office
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the New Mexico Game & Fish Southeast Area Office in Roswell, New Mexico. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class.

Students must be at least 6 years of age. Space is limited; all students must already have or must create a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/) and register prior to the class. This ensures that each student will have an age and size-appropriate training ATV available.

Oct
29
Sat
Nature Niños Intro to the Outdoors @ Shady Lakes
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nature Niños is excited to plan a big community event at Shady Lakes this fall. Sat., Oct. 29 has been reserved as an “Intro to the Outdoors” community event at Shady Lakes. This event will be hosted from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Light snacks and drinks will be provided, but families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while out on the property. The hunter education pellet trailer will be available for families to learn about safe, ethical and responsible firearms handling and how to enroll in a hunter education course.

Nov
5
Sat
ATV Safety Class @ Hatch Municipal Airport
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the Hatch Municipal Airport just southwest of Hatch, New Mexico. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class.

Students must be at least 6 years of age. Space is limited – all students must already have or must create a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/), and register prior to the class. This ensures that each student will have an age and size-appropriate training ATV available.

Hunter Education – Field Day @ Sydney Paul Gordon Shooting Range
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A Field Day course is an accelerated instructor-led hunter education course and is for students 10 years of age and older. Students under 11 must have a parent/adult present with them during class. This course incorporates less lecture and review and adds more hands-on components. All students MUST complete the Today’s Hunter student manual homework before class. Students can pick up a free hard copy manual at Sydney Paul Gordon Shooting Range, Rock Cliff Rd., La Luz, NM 88337 starting Oct. 12, or the manual can be downloaded for free at any time from, hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/. Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Nov
12
Sat
Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Southwest Area Office
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

This workshop is required to become a certified hunter education instructor and will certify the individual to teach both the Traditional and the Field Day Hunter Education student courses.

This workshop also provides a New Mexico Hunter Education certification to new instructors who need a required New Mexico hunter education number.

All participants must register prior to attending. Please see registration details below.

Interested applicants need to first become a certified Game and Fish volunteer. Below are the steps to become a certified volunteer:

  1. Create a Customer Identification Account (CIN) with the Department at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/
  2. Fill out a volunteer application at https://new-mexico.volunteers.kalkomey.com/
  3. Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign-up for the hunter education workshop through their CIN account
Nov
19
Sat
ATV Safety Class @ Hatch Municipal Airport
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the Hatch Municipal Airport just southwest of Hatch, New Mexico. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class.

Students must be at least 6 years of age. Space is limited – all students must already have or must create a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/), and register prior to the class. This ensures that each student will have an age and size-appropriate training ATV available.

Dec
10
Sat
Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ Lea County Shrine Club
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

This workshop is required to become a certified hunter education instructor and will certify the individual to teach both the Traditional and the Field Day Hunter Education student courses.

This workshop also provides a New Mexico Hunter Education certification to new instructors who need a required New Mexico hunter education number.

All participants must register prior to attending. Please see registration details below.

Interested applicants need to first become a certified Game and Fish volunteer. Below are the steps to become a certified volunteer:

  1. Create a Customer Identification Account (CIN) with the Department at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/
  2. Fill out a volunteer application at https://new-mexico.volunteers.kalkomey.com/
  3. Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign-up for the hunter education workshop through their CIN account
Jan
13
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Santa Fe
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Jan
26
Thu
General wildlife presentation @ Alamosa Public Library
Jan 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

NMDGF will be giving a presentation on wildlife and will be using skulls, hides, antlers and horns along with a PowerPoint presentation and animal calls.