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
15
Sat
Bernardo Youth Pheasant Hunt (only for youth who drew a permit to hunt at Bernardo) @ Bernardo Wildlife Management Area
Oct 15 @ 5:00 am – 1:00 pm

NMDGF will be working the Bernardo Youth Pheasant Hunt. This hunt is only open for youth who drew a permit.

ATV Safety Class @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Southeast Area Office
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the NM Game & Fish Southeast Area Office in Roswell, N.M. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles. 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.

ATV Safety Class @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Southeast Area Office
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the New Mexico Game & Fish Southeast Area Office in Roswell, New Mexico. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

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
16
Sun
ATV Safety Class @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Southeast Area Office
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the NM Game & Fish Southeast Area Office in Roswell, N.M. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles. 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.

ATV Safety Class @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Southeast Area Office
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the New Mexico Game & Fish Southeast Area Office in Roswell, New Mexico. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

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
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
25
Tue
Ribbon Cutting: Clovis Wing-Shooting Complex and Archery Range @ Ned Houk Park
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The City of Clovis, in cooperation with NMDGF, is excited to announce the opening of the Clovis Wing-Shooting Complex and Archery Range at Ned Houk Park, located at 726 C R 17. This newly constructed multi-faceted facility includes four trap/skeet overlay fields, a 12-station sporting clays course, indoor and outdoor archery ranges, an indoor airgun range, and a multipurpose building for hunter education and other activities. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be open to the public on Oct. 25, 2022, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

For more information regarding the range, please contact Clovis Parks and Recreation at 575-769-4800.

Nov
5
Sat
ATV Safety Class @ Hatch Municipal Airport
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the Hatch Municipal Airport just southwest of Hatch, New Mexico. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

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.

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
Nov
19
Sat
ATV Safety Class @ Hatch Municipal Airport
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the Hatch Municipal Airport just southwest of Hatch, New Mexico. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

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.

Dec
10
Sat
Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ Lea County Shrine Club
Dec 10 @ 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
ATV Safety Class @ Doña Ana Fairgrounds Racetrack
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the old racetrack at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, site of the Southern New Mexico State Fair.

Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years on public lands. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

ATVs and safety gear will be 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.

ATV Safety Class @ Doña Ana County Fairgrounds Racetrack
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the old racetrack at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, site of the Southern New Mexico State Fair.

Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years on public lands. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

ATVs and safety gear will be 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.

Dec
17
Sat
ATV Safety Class @ Doña Ana County Fairgrounds Racetrack
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the old racetrack at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, site of the Southern New Mexico State Fair.

Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years on public lands. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

ATVs and safety gear will be 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.

Jan
20
Fri
Video Series Premiere – Drawing Your Way to Success!
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Video Series Premiere – Drawing Your Way to Success!

Join New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Communications Director Darren Vaughan and Licensing Operations Manager Chad Nelson as they discuss the ins and outs of the 2023-2024 Big Game Draw in the first video of the department’s “Drawing Your Way to Success” series. The video will premiere at 5 p.m. MST Friday, Jan. 20 on YouTube at https://youtu.be/IYFnzBK28oU. The video will be available from this date forward for you to watch at your convenience. We will be premiering additional videos to help you throughout the draw season. The deadline for Draw 1 (bear and turkey) is Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. MST, and the deadline for Draw 2 (Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelina, pronghorn, oryx, and private-land only deer licenses in Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 4 and 5A) is March 22 at 5 p.m. MST. Good luck!

Jan
28
Sat
ATV safety class @ Doña Ana County Fairgrounds Racetrack
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV Safety Class at the old racetrack at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, site of the Southern New Mexico State Fair.

Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years on public lands. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

ATVs and safety gear will be 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 to ensure that each student will have an age- and size-appropriate training ATV available.

Jan
29
Sun
ATV safety class @ Doña Ana County Fairgrounds Racetrack
Jan 29 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV Safety Class at the old racetrack at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, site of the Southern New Mexico State Fair.

Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years on public lands. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

ATVs and safety gear will be 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 to ensure that each student will have an age- and size-appropriate training ATV available.

Feb
2
Thu
Arizona-New Mexico Chapter of American Fisheries Society
Feb 2 – Feb 4 all-day

NMDGF will be participating at the Arizona-New Mexico Chapter of American Fisheries Society in Farmington, New Mexico. Staff will be participating in a mentor lunch, wildlife/fisheries competition, and attending scientific presentations.

Feb
4
Sat
Hunter Education @ NM Game and Fish Office
Feb 4 – Feb 5 all-day

This course is open to students of any age seeking hunter education certification to meet hunting requirements in New Mexico. This course is an instructor-led, student course that incorporates lecture, video, break-out sessions, review methods and homework to educate students. Students 10 and under must have a parent/adult present with them during class. All students MUST complete the Today’s Hunter student manual homework before participating in class. Students can pick up a free hard copy manual at NM Game and Fish Office, 1615 W College Blvd. Roswell, NM 88203. The manual can also be downloaded for free at, www.hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/. Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Registration opens on Jan. 18 and is conducted online through the students Customer Id Number (CIN) Account. Once in the account, click on Hunter Education then click the Register for Hunter Ed Classes button and follow the prompts.

Hunter Education @ Grant Co. Extension Office
Feb 4 @ 8:30 am – Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm

This course is open to students of any age seeking hunter education certification to meet hunting requirements in New Mexico. This course is an instructor-led, student course that incorporates lecture, video, break-out sessions, review methods and homework to educate students. Students 10 and under must have a parent/adult present with them during class. All students MUST complete the Today’s Hunter student manual homework before participating in class. Students can pick up a free hard copy manual at the Grant Co. Extension Office in Silver City. The manual can also be downloaded for free at, www.hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/. Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Registration opens on Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. and is conducted online through the students Customer Id Number (CIN) Account. Once in the account, click on Hunter Education then click the Register for Hunter Ed Classes button and follow the prompts.

Feb
9
Thu
Veterans Open House @ NE Area Game & Fish Office
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish and the Department of Veterans Services have teamed up to provide open house opportunities to community veterans seeking information about unique services and opportunities provided to them. Each agency, along with other partners, will be available to answer questions as well as register veterans for programs, services and opportunities during this event. The Game and Fish Department will specifically provide information on hunting and angling opportunities available to veterans as well as provide help in purchasing licenses and applying for hunting opportunities through the public draw.

Veterans Open House @ Santa Fe Game & Fish Office
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish and the Department of Veterans Services have teamed up to provide open house opportunities to community veterans seeking information about unique services and opportunities provided to them. Each agency, along with other partners, will be available to answer questions as well as register veterans for programs, services and opportunities during this event. The Game and Fish Department will specifically provide information on hunting and angling opportunities available to veterans as well as provide help in purchasing licenses and applying for hunting opportunities through the public draw.