May
7
Sat
C.A.S.T. for Kids @ Navajo Lake
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

C.A.S.T. for Kids events enrich the lives of children with special needs, support their families, and strengthen communities through the sport of fishing. On May 7, a C.A.S.T. for Kids event will take place at Navajo Lake. Community volunteers will be attending to take up to 40 special kids and their parents/guardians fishing and boating on the lake. Fishing will be followed by a picnic lunch for all, and an awards ceremony where each child is honored. All participants receive a free rod and reel, tackle box, event t-shirt, cap, and award plaque. The event is free is all and registration info is below.

Online registration at www.castforkids.org/event/navajolake

May
10
Tue
Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings
May 10 @ 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
11
Wed
Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings
May 11 @ 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
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
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:

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
11
Sat
Ruidoso Youth 3D Archery Shoot @ Moon Mountain Disc Golf Course
Jun 11 all-day

All youth are welcome! You can bring your own bow or we can provide you a bow so you can participate. There will also be a Wildlife Test as well. At 2:00 p.m. the top shooters and high scores on the test will receive prizes. We will also be giving out other door prizes to the kids who participated. Lunch and water will be provided as well.

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.

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.

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

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

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
Community Fishing Derby @ Escondida Lake
Jul 30 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Catfish Fishing Derby at Escondida Lake
7 a.m.: Registration for youth anglers
8 a.m.: Noon – Fishing Event

All are welcome to attend.

Prizes awarded to top youth in each age category.

NM Fishing License required for ages 12 and over.

Registration on site at 7 a.m. for youth.

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
20
Sat
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Albuqeruque
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Aug
26
Fri
Hunter Education Courses
Aug 26 – Aug 28 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.

Aug
27
Sat
OHV Class Calendar
Aug 27 – Nov 12 all-day
Introduction to Archery @ Elephant Butte Lake - Dirt Dam Area
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction to archery for all ages. Come out and shoot our NASP bows and arrows. Personal recurve and long bows are allowed, but NO COMPOUND BOWS. We will have classic NASP targets set up as well as a short 3-D target course. 8 a.m. to Noon – Shoot as much as you want. All are welcome to attend. NM Fishing License required ages 12 and over.

Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Bear Fest @ Los Alamos Nature Center
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

NMDGF will be working an informational/educational booth at the Bear Fest in Los Alamos.