May
1
Sun
Fishing @ Los Lucernos Historic Site
May 1 all-day

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Los Luceros Historic Site are creating the New Mexico Outdoor Pass program, a FREE booklet and community events for families where everyone gets rewarded for spending time outside. Participants will explore eight themes relating to the nature and culture of the region to earn stamps and prizes. One of the themes is FISH! I For this event i will cover hook safety, knots, casting and fishing in the Rio Grande.

May
2
Mon
Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic @ Mesa View Elementary
May 2 – May 5 all-day

These workshops and clinics are for the students of Mesa View school in Grants NM. Workshops will cover hook safety, knots, casting and Fishing in New Mexico. Fishing clinics will be contcted at the Riverwalk park and Bluewater State Park.

Event is closed to the public.

School Fishing Day @ Lydia Rippey Elementary
May 2 all-day

The NMDGF Aquatic Education program will be fishing with 100 Kindergarten elementary school students from Lydia Rippey School Fishing Day, at Riverside Park Pond, Aztec, New Mexico. Many of the students have never fished before.

Event closed to the public.

May
4
Wed
School Fishing Day @ Tingley Beach
May 4 – May 5 all-day

The NMDGF will be participating in two consecutive fishing days with Bernalillo, NM Caroll Elementary School. There will be 40 – 45 student participants as well as adult chaperone’s each day.

Event closed to the public.

May
5
Thu
Southwest City Nature Challenge ID Party @ Zoom
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Attend the virtual meeting by clicking this Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84464044679
Passcode: 789732

Join City Nature Challenge ABQ, the Greater Phoenix City Nature Challenge, and City Nature Challenge El Paso for an evening of showcasing and identifying observations made during the challenge in our 3 cities. Come help us ID, or learn about how it’s done for different animals and plants.

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

Off-Highway Motorcycle (OHM) Safety Training @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety training to the public. Training machines and safety gear are available, no sharing. Each student must bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available for download when registering for class.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about classes offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed Coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

May
9
Mon
Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic @ Carlos Gilbert School
May 9 all-day

These events are for the 3rd grade students of Carlos Gilbert School. On the first day we will cover hook safety, knots, gear construction and casting. On the second day, working in teams of three we will do fish disection. On May 12 we will be fishing at Monistary Lake.

Event is closed to the public.

May
10
Tue
Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic @ Carlos Gilbert School
May 10 all-day

These events are for the 3rd grade students of Carlos Gilbert School. On the first day we will cover hook safety, knots, gear construction and casting. On the second day, working in teams of three we will do fish disection. On May 12 we will be fishing at Monistary Lake.

Event is closed to the public.

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
Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic @ Mesa View Elementary School
May 11 – May 14 all-day

These events are for the 1st grade students of Mesa View School. The workshop will cover hook safety, knots, gear construction and casting. After the workshop we will go fishing at the Riverwalk.

Event is closed to the public.

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
Career Fair @ Francis X Nava Elementary School
May 12 all-day

NMDGF will be working a booth to talk about some careers within wildlife & fisheries.

Event closed to the public.

Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic @ Carlos Gilbert School
May 12 all-day

These events are for the 3rd grade students of Carlos Gilbert School. On the first day we will cover hook safety, knots, gear construction and casting. On the second day, working in teams of three we will do fish disection. On May 12 we will be fishing at Monistary Lake.

Event is closed to the public.

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
13
Fri
Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic @ Sydney School
May 13 all-day

These events are for the 1st grade students of Sydney School. The workshop will cover hook safety, knots, gear construction and casting. After the workshop we will go fishing at Lake Van.

Event is closed to the public.

May
14
Sat
Bowhunter Skills Camp @ Manzano Mountain State Park
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This camp is for participants of any age who is 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. Participants are responsible for food and drinks.

Registration opens on April 18. Registration forms will be available for download off the following Game & Fish web page, https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/skills-camps/ and click on the Shooting tab. All participants must have a Department Customer Id Number (CIN) Account and enter this number onto the registration form. Youth under 18 must have a parent or adult present during the camp.

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Training @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety training to the public. Training machines and safety gear are available, no sharing. Each student must bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available upon request from the OHV Ed Coordinator.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about classes offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed Coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

May
16
Mon
Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic @ Sydney School
May 16 all-day

These events are for the 1st grade students of Sydney School. The workshop will cover hook safety, knots, gear construction and casting. After the workshop we will go fishing at Lake Van.

Event is closed to the public.

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:

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.

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Training @ Village of Los Lunas River Park
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety training to the public. Training machines and safety gear are available, no sharing. Each student must bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available upon request from the OHV Ed Coordinator.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about classes offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed Coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

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/.