May
16
Mon
Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

News release: Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings.

To gather public comments, four hybrid public meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and locations:

May
21
Sat
All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Training @ Village of Los Lunas River Park
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety training to the public. Training machines and safety gear are available, no sharing. Each student must bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available upon request from the OHV Ed Coordinator.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about classes offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed Coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

Jun
3
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Eagle Nest
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Jun
15
Wed
EPLUS Primary Zone (PMZ) Landowner List
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm

Visit the EPLUS webpage to learn more about the program. Click on the Hunters tab to obtain a copy of the PMZ list.

Jun
18
Sat
Off-road Vehicle Meet Up Clean Up Event @ West Side of Mesilla Valley Dam
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Join OHV/ATV community members and organizations for a public land clean up event. Offroading is a popular activity performed within our public lands. We would love to hear from the OHV/ATV community about your experience on our public lands while also cleaning up to ensure future generations the same opportunity.

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Training @ Village of Los Lunas River Park
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety training to the public. Training machines and safety gear are available, no sharing. Each student must bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available upon request from the OHV Ed Coordinator.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about classes offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed Coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

Jun
25
Sat
All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training (ATV) @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
Jun 25 @ 9:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free all terrain vehicle (ATV) safety training to the public. The training will be held at the City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park west of Double Eagle Airport. Training machines and safety gear are available; no sharing is allowed. Each student must bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available for download when registering for class.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must pre-register to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To pre-register or to get more information about classes offered, please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

Jul
16
Sat
Valle de Oro NWR Latino Conservation Week – Outdoors 101 Day @ Valle de Oro NWR
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The NMDGF will be participating in the Valle de Oro NWR Latino Conservation Week – Outdoors 101 Day. NMDGF personnel will be demonstrating casting skills with children visiting the refuge. Other non-Department activities will be provided as well.

Off-Highway Motorcycle (OHM) @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
Jul 16 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free off-highway motorcycle (OHM) safety training class to the public. The class will be held at the City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park west of Double Eagle Airport. Training machines and safety gear are available; no sharing is allowed. Each student must bring weather-appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long-sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available for download when registering for class.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must pre-register to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To pre-register or to get more information about classes offered, please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

Jul
22
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Mescalero
Jul 22 @ 8:30 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Jul
23
Sat
All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training (ATV) @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free all terrain vehicle (ATV) safety training class to the public. The class will be held at the City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park west of Double Eagle Airport. Training machines and safety gear are available; no sharing is allowed. Each student must bring weather-appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long-sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available for download when registering for class.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must pre-register to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To pre-register or to get more information about classes offered, please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

Jul
26
Tue
Wildlife Viewer Survey webinar
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am

Learn more about the key findings and recommendations from the New Mexico Results of the Wildlife Viewer Survey final report on a webinar presented by the research team at Virginia Tech!

Register in advance for the webinar here.

Whether you’re a biologist, land manager, or outreach specialist, this report and findings can be useful to you! To learn more about how this report was developed and how you can use it, join the report’s authors for a webinar. We will walk participants through the key findings and recommendations, focusing on how it can be applied to create broader outreach and connection to wildlife viewers in New Mexico.

Presenters

Dr. Ashley Dayer, Virginia Tech

Emily Sinkular, Virginia Tech

Jul
28
Thu
Bear Canyon Dam Project Groundbreaking @ Bear Canyon Reservoir
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am

You’re invited to join Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Lt. Governor Howie Morales for the Bear Canyon Dam Project Groundbreaking

Improving Infrastructure for Our Future

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites you to join Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Lt. Governor Howie Morales for the initiation of the Bear Canyon Dam Project Groundbreaking. Bear Canyon Dam was constructed from 1936-37 by the Works Progress Administration, WPA, under President Roosevelt’s New Deal initiative to boost the economy following the Great Depression. The associated reservoir has helped provide a consistent source of water for downstream irrigation from its inception. Since 1947, the Department has managed the reservoir to provide fishing and public recreation opportunities for local residents and tourists.

In a project reminiscent of the dam’s origin, the State of New Mexico will be investing approximately $10 million to modernize the dam’s infrastructure. Gov. Lujan Grisham will be initiating the project as part of the summer-long infrastructure tour on JULY 28, 2022, at 10 a.m. “This investment in improving infrastructure for our future will ensure continued dam safety as well as provide for ongoing irrigation operations and outdoor recreation opportunities,” said the Department’s director Michael Sloane. Implementing the Bear Canyon Dam Project is a high priority for the Department given its numerous benefits to local communities and all New Mexican’s who enjoy the outdoors.

Please RSVP to attend this event by emailing your name and any organization affiliation to events.nmdgf@state.nm.us.

Please visit this link for driving directions.

The media is invited to attend this event. For media questions, please contact Ryan Darr, assistant chief of information, at 505-476-8027 or by email at Ryan.Darr@state.nm.us. The general public is also encouraged to contact the NMDGF Information Center at 888-248-6866 with any questions.

Jul
29
Fri
Outdoor Adventures Show @ Manuel Lujan Building, Expo N.M.
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Outdoor Adventures Show

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites you to attend the 2022 New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show. Admission to the show will be $3 for adults or free to youth under the age of 18 or anyone who holds a valid New Mexico hunting or fishing license.

The annual event opens to the public Friday, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

This year’s event features hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. Off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and kayaks will be on display by local dealers. Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides will be on hand to answer questions. Youth participants will have an opportunity to learn or enhance skills at the free catch-and-release fishing pond. All visitors can enjoy the pellet shooting range, sponsored by the Bernalillo 4-H, and the archery range. A silent auction will give participants the chance to win one of over 10 New Mexico bighorn sheep European-style mounts.

Outdoor Adventures Poster 2022

  • Learn or enhance your skills at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish catch-and-release fishing pond.
  • Hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
  • Latest OHVs, RVs, boats, kayaks on display by local dealers.
  • Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides available to answer questions.
  • Silent auction with 10+ N.M. bighorn sheep European-style mounts.
Jul
30
Sat
Outdoor Adventures Show @ Manuel Lujan Building, Expo N.M.
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Outdoor Adventures Show

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites you to attend the 2022 New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show. Admission to the show will be $3 for adults or free to youth under the age of 18 or anyone who holds a valid New Mexico hunting or fishing license.

The annual event opens to the public Friday, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

This year’s event features hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. Off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and kayaks will be on display by local dealers. Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides will be on hand to answer questions. Youth participants will have an opportunity to learn or enhance skills at the free catch-and-release fishing pond. All visitors can enjoy the pellet shooting range, sponsored by the Bernalillo 4-H, and the archery range. A silent auction will give participants the chance to win one of over 10 New Mexico bighorn sheep European-style mounts.

Outdoor Adventures Poster 2022

  • Learn or enhance your skills at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish catch-and-release fishing pond.
  • Hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
  • Latest OHVs, RVs, boats, kayaks on display by local dealers.
  • Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides available to answer questions.
  • Silent auction with 10+ N.M. bighorn sheep European-style mounts.
Jul
31
Sun
Outdoor Adventures Show @ Manuel Lujan Building, Expo N.M.
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Outdoor Adventures Show

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites you to attend the 2022 New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show. Admission to the show will be $3 for adults or free to youth under the age of 18 or anyone who holds a valid New Mexico hunting or fishing license.

The annual event opens to the public Friday, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

This year’s event features hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. Off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and kayaks will be on display by local dealers. Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides will be on hand to answer questions. Youth participants will have an opportunity to learn or enhance skills at the free catch-and-release fishing pond. All visitors can enjoy the pellet shooting range, sponsored by the Bernalillo 4-H, and the archery range. A silent auction will give participants the chance to win one of over 10 New Mexico bighorn sheep European-style mounts.

Outdoor Adventures Poster 2022

  • Learn or enhance your skills at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish catch-and-release fishing pond.
  • Hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
  • Latest OHVs, RVs, boats, kayaks on display by local dealers.
  • Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides available to answer questions.
  • Silent auction with 10+ N.M. bighorn sheep European-style mounts.
Aug
8
Mon
Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting in order to allow the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) to discuss and prioritize current Habitat Stamp Program project opportunities. Members of the public are invited to attend this hybrid public meeting in order to provide comment(s). Current project opportunity summary slides are available to view on the Habitat Stamp Program website. Members of the CAC and the public are encouraged to review project opportunity summary slides in advance of the hybrid public meeting.

 

Aug
19
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Gallup
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Aug
27
Sat
All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training (ATV) @ Los Lunas River Park
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class provided by the Village of Los Lunas Open Space Division. Students completing the class receive 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.

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.

Sep
24
Sat
National Hunting & Fishing Day 2022
Sep 24 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. 24, 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.

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24 de septiembre: día nacional de la caza y la pesca. No se requiere licencia (se aplican todas las demás reglas de pesca).

All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training (ATV) @ Los Lunas River Park
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class provided by the Village of Los Lunas Open Space Division. Students completing the class receive 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.

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

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Oct
22
Sat
All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training (ATV) @ Los Lunas River Park
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class provided by the Village of Los Lunas Open Space Division. Students completing the class receive 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.

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.

Nov
12
Sat
All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training (ATV) @ Los Lunas River Park
Nov 12 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class provided by the Village of Los Lunas Open Space Division. Students completing the class receive 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.

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.