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
3
Wed
Fly Fishing Camp @ Coyote Creek State Park
Aug 3 all-day

The NMDGF Aquatic Education program will be participating in fly fishing with 20 youth and parents / guardians for kids ages six through nine years old at Coyote Creek State Park, in Mora, New Mexico. Debbie Pike will be the lead at this event.

Event closed to the public.

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
13
Sat
Hunter Education Courses
Aug 13 – 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
16
Tue
August Ladies Social Hour @ Virtual
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Event closed to the public.Join us for our next Ladies Social Hour scheduled for Aug. 16, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.

Fall hunts have started! – Aug. 2022 Ladies Social Hour:
As the fall hunting seasons are kicking off, we hope you have or are developing plans to go afield. This is a great opportunity to take someone new into the field with you. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry we have you covered! Join us on Aug. 16, 2022, starting at 5:30 p.m.; we will cover everything to help you prepare to take your family or friend into the field.
Register in advance for this meeting.

For this session, we are bringing in a strong female voice that promotes women’s hunting opportunities: Jana Waller.

Jana Waller is the Host and Executive Producer of “Skull Bound Chronicles,” a hunting and conservation series, currently in its fourth season on CarbonTV. Previously she produced and hosted Skull Bound TV for nine years on The Sportsman Channel where she received a Golden Moose Award for Best In Conservation in 2018. She’s been a lifelong hunter and ardent conservationist belonging to numerous conservation organizations for which she’s raised over $82,000 with her skull artwork.

Jana was awarded the Communicator Of The Year award in 2015 by the National Wild Turkey Federation as well as received an Alumni Award in 2016 from her alma mater, the University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater, for “promoting women in the outdoors” with the use of her public relations degree. She was also awarded the Carbon TV Fan Favorite award for best host in 2019 and in 2020. Jana lives in the Bitterroot Valley where she was appointed as a Montana Wildlife Commissioner by Governor Greg Gianforte in the fall of 2021.
While this event is focused on ladies, we invite everyone to join us.

Make sure to bring all of your questions. This is an excellent opportunity to learn everything you need to know. Send your questions in advance to Jennifer, Tristanna, Colleen and/or Stephanie, or bring them to the session.

Register in advance for this meeting.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Please visit the Department’s YouTube page to view any previous social hours.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqce2uqjMqHdWOQFI6boeMPzw593pY4Tbr

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

You can also view previous social hours on the department’s YouTube page.

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
27
Sat
OHV Class Calendar
Aug 27 – Nov 12 all-day
Sep
7
Wed
Careers in conservation law enforcement @ Cleveland High School
Sep 7 all-day

NMDGF will be giving six presentations to approximately 198 students on a career in conservation law enforcement. This event is closed to the public and only available to students.

Sep
17
Sat
Boy Scouts Adventure Day @ Albuquerque
Sep 17 all-day

Close to 100 boy scouts and siblings will be participating in the annual Boy Scouts Adventure Day. NMDGF Aquatic Education will be conducting casting skills at one of four event stations from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event is closed to the public.

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).

Sep
30
Fri
Cowboy Days @ Ruidoso Downs
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

NMDGF will have wildlife specimens to educate school children attending the event.

Oct
1
Sat
Cowboy Days @ Ruidoso Downs
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

NMDGF will have wildlife specimens to educate school children attending the event.

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.

Jan
26
Thu
General wildlife presentation @ Alamosa Public Library
Jan 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

NMDGF will be giving a presentation on wildlife and will be using skulls, hides, antlers and horns along with a PowerPoint presentation and animal calls.