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
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.

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
13
Mon
Fishing with APS Summer School @ Tingley Beach
Jun 13 – Jun 16 all-day

NMDGF will be fishing with APS Summer School Students.

Event closed to the public.

Jun
20
Mon
Fishing with APS Summer School @ Tingley Beach
Jun 20 – Jun 23 all-day

NMDGF will be fishing with APS Summer School Students.

Event closed to the public.

Jun
24
Fri
Bowhunter Skills Camp @ Hatch Valley High School
Jun 24 all-day

This camp is for Hatch Valley Middle School students who are 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. This is in conjunction with the NMSU TRIO Upward Bound Program for students who are interested in pursuing a career in natural resources/environmental sciences.

Camp is for Hatch Valley MS students enrolled in the summer camp program.

Jun
27
Mon
Fishing with APS Summer School @ Tingley Beach
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day

NMDGF will be fishing with APS Summer School Students.

Event closed to the public.

Jul
4
Mon
Fishing with APS Summer School @ Tingley Beach
Jul 4 – Jul 7 all-day

NMDGF will be fishing with APS Summer School Students.

Event closed to the public.

Jul
11
Mon
Fishing with APS Summer School @ Tingley Beach
Jul 11 – Jul 14 all-day

NMDGF will be fishing with APS Summer School Students.

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
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
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 @ 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.