May
12
Thu
Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings
May 12 @ 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
13
Fri
Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic @ Sydney School
May 13 all-day

These events are for the 1st grade students of Sydney School. The workshop will cover hook safety, knots, gear construction and casting. After the workshop we will go fishing at Lake Van.

Event is closed to the public.

May
14
Sat
Hunter Education Courses
May 14 – Jun 25 all-day

Keep checking for updates to our hunter and bowhunter education course schedule. Courses are added to the class list as we hear from our volunteer instructors. See Courses & How-to-Register.

Bowhunter Skills Camp @ Manzano Mountain State Park
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This camp is for participants of any age who is interested in learning more about the basics of archery and bowhunting. 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. Participants are responsible for food and drinks.

Registration opens on April 18. Registration forms will be available for download off the following Game & Fish web page, https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/skills-camps/ and click on the Shooting tab. All participants must have a Department Customer Id Number (CIN) Account and enter this number onto the registration form. Youth under 18 must have a parent or adult present during the camp.

May
16
Mon
Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic @ Sydney School
May 16 all-day

These events are for the 1st grade students of Sydney School. The workshop will cover hook safety, knots, gear construction and casting. After the workshop we will go fishing at Lake Van.

Event is closed to the public.

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
19
Thu
Wildlife Talk @ El Camino Real Charter School
May 19 all-day

NMDGF will be giving presentations on some of the wildlife of New Mexico to students.

This event is closed to the public.

May
21
Sat
American Heritage Girls Casting Skills @ Bryce Presbyterian Church
May 21 all-day

Event closed to the public.

May
22
Sun
NM Child First Network Second Annual Foster Family Appreciation Picnic @ Mariposa Park
May 22 all-day

NMDGF will be working a booth to talk about some of the wildlife in New Mexico.

NM Child First is in charge of this event. https://www.nmchildfirst.org/.

May
23
Mon
Game & Fish Officer Career & Laws Presentation, Trout of NM Presentation @ Western Horizon Academy
May 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

NMDGF will be talking to students about a Game & Fish Officer Career & Laws along with a presentation on the trout species of New Mexico.

This event is closed to the public.

May
24
Tue
Wildlife Talk @ HT Jaramillo Elementary
May 24 all-day

NMDGF will be giving presentations on some of the wildlife of New Mexico to students.

This event is closed to the public.

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

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Jun
4
Sat
Free Fishing Day 2022
Jun 4 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 4, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 4, 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.

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4 de junio: día de pesca gratuita en Nuevo México. No se requiere licencia (se aplican todas las demás reglas de pesca).

Jun
5
Sun
Wildlife Talk @ Los Luceros Historic Site
Jun 5 all-day

NMDGF will be working a booth to talk about some of the wildlife in New Mexico.

Jun
10
Fri
Hunter Education Camp @ B.S.A. Camp Tres Ritos
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day

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. Registration will open May 9 at 9am, and forms will be available at https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ under the Hunter Ed Camps tab. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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. All COVID protocols and health orders that may be in place at the time of the camp will be followed and enforced.

To qualify for the camp, participants must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department and complete the required homework before attending.

Wild Turkey Presentation @ Shady Lakes
Jun 10 all-day

NMDGF will be giving a wild turkey presentation to kids at a summer program with Nature Ninos.

Event closed to the public.

Jul
15
Fri
Wild Turkey Presentation @ Shady Lakes
Jul 15 all-day

NMDGF will be giving a wild turkey presentation to kids at a summer program with Nature Ninos.

Event closed to the public.

Jul
22
Fri
Wild Turkey Presentation @ Shady Lakes
Jul 22 all-day

NMDGF will be giving a wild turkey presentation to kids at a summer program with Nature Ninos.

Event closed to the public.

State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Ruidoso
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

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

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

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).

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

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Jan
13
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Santa Fe
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.