Sep
24
Sat
Casting Skills – Tesuque Pueblo @ Tesuque Pueblo Intergenerational Center
Sep 24 all-day

NMDGF Aquatic Education will be working with 20 Tesuque Pueblo youth practicing casting skills at the Tesuque Pueblo Intergenerational Center on Sept. 24. The group will follow up with a fishing day on Sept. 25 on their own. This event is closed to the public.

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.

Sep
26
Mon
Classroom Presentations and Fishing Clinic @ Eagle Nest Elementary School
Sep 26 @ 8:30 pm – Sep 27 @ 2:30 am

NMDGF will give presentations that focus on fish biology, fishing safety, fishing knots, rules and regulations, equipment preparation, casting and fishing opportunities in New Mexico. At the lake, the students will assemble their gear and go fishing. We normally practice catch and release; however, a few fish will be kept for dissection purposes. This event is closed to the public.

Sep
27
Tue
STEM Showdown @ Storrie Lake
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

NMDGF will be participating at the Conservation Science Center STEM Showdown at Storrie Lake. This event is not open to the public.

Sep
28
Wed
STEM Showdown @ Storrie Lake
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

NMDGF will be participating at the Conservation Science Center STEM Showdown at Storrie Lake. This event is not open to the public.

Classroom Presentations and Fishing Clinic @ Red River Valley Charter School
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

NMDGF will give presentations that focus on fish biology, fishing safety, fishing knots, rules and regulations, equipment preparation, casting and fishing opportunities in New Mexico. At the lake, the students will assemble their gear and go fishing. We normally practice catch and release; however, a few fish will be kept for dissection purposes. This event is closed to the public.

Sep
29
Thu
Classroom Presentations and Fishing Clinic @ Red River Valley Charter School
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

NMDGF will give presentations that focus on fish biology, fishing safety, fishing knots, rules and regulations, equipment preparation, casting and fishing opportunities in New Mexico. At the lake, the students will assemble their gear and go fishing. We normally practice catch and release; however, a few fish will be kept for dissection purposes. This event is closed to the public.

Sep
30
Fri
Classroom Presentations and Fishing Clinic @ Red River Valley Charter School
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

NMDGF will give presentations that focus on fish biology, fishing safety, fishing knots, rules and regulations, equipment preparation, casting and fishing opportunities in New Mexico. At the lake, the students will assemble their gear and go fishing. We normally practice catch and release; however, a few fish will be kept for dissection purposes. This event is closed to the public.

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.

Oct
15
Sat
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
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.

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
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
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.

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