Sep
30
Fri
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
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
7
Fri
3D Archery Fun Shoot @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Headquarters (near the pond)
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

NMDGF employees are encouraged to participate in a 3D archery fun shoot at the Santa Fe office. Beginners are welcome and all equipment (user friendly) is provided. The archery range will be a walking range (just like if you were golfing) but with 10-15 targets. Archers will be groups with two to three other archers to walk the range. Each archer will shoot once, score their arrow and proceed to the next target. Scores will be tabulated at the conclusion of the event. This event is closed to the public.

Online registration link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4dada628a5f49-3darchery1

Oct
14
Fri
Elk Presentation @ V. Sue Cleveland High School
Oct 14 @ 9:19 am – 11:08 am

NMDGF will be giving two presentations on elk to wildlife students at Cleveland High School. Event closed to the public.

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
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
1
Tue
Las Cruces Public Schools Alumni Pond Fishing Event @ Alumni Pond
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Las Cruces Public Schools, in cooperation with the Las Cruces Police Department, is having their annual Fall Fishing Days for children with disabilities on Nov. 1-4, 2022. An estimated 225 elementary, middle, and high school age special needs students from around the school district will be participating over four days of fishing with sponsorship from the NMSU Bass Club.

Event closed to the public.

Nov
2
Wed
Las Cruces Public Schools Alumni Pond Fishing Event @ Alumni Pond
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Las Cruces Public Schools, in cooperation with the Las Cruces Police Department, is having their annual Fall Fishing Days for children with disabilities on Nov. 1-4, 2022. An estimated 225 elementary, middle, and high school age special needs students from around the school district will be participating over four days of fishing with sponsorship from the NMSU Bass Club.

Event closed to the public.

Nov
3
Thu
Las Cruces Public Schools Alumni Pond Fishing Event @ Alumni Pond
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Las Cruces Public Schools, in cooperation with the Las Cruces Police Department, is having their annual Fall Fishing Days for children with disabilities on Nov. 1-4, 2022. An estimated 225 elementary, middle, and high school age special needs students from around the school district will be participating over four days of fishing with sponsorship from the NMSU Bass Club.

Event closed to the public.

Nov
4
Fri
Las Cruces Public Schools Alumni Pond Fishing Event @ Alumni Pond
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Las Cruces Public Schools, in cooperation with the Las Cruces Police Department, is having their annual Fall Fishing Days for children with disabilities on Nov. 1-4, 2022. An estimated 225 elementary, middle, and high school age special needs students from around the school district will be participating over four days of fishing with sponsorship from the NMSU Bass Club.

Event closed to the public.

Nov
5
Sat
Hunter Education – Field Day; La Luz, New Mexico @ 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.

Registration opens on Oct. 12th 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.

Nov
19
Sat
Bowhunter Education Course @ NMDGF Roswell Office
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This Bowhunter Education Course is an instructor-led, student course approximately 8 hours in length. This traditional style of course is for students of any age that incorporates lecture, video, hands-on and review methods to educate students. Students 10 and under must have a parent/adult present with them during class. All students MUST complete the Today’s Bowhunter student manual homework before arriving to class. Students can pick up a free hard copy manual from NM Department Game and Fish Office, 1615 W. College Blvd., Roswell. Students are required to turn in their completed worksheets upon arrival to class. Students may bring their own archery equipment to class or can use provided archery equipment.

Registration opens on Oct. 26 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 – Field Day Carlsbad, New Mexico @ City of Carlsbad Shooting Range,
Nov 19 @ 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 City of Carlsbad Public Works, 1702 W Fox St., Carlsbad, NM, or the manual can be downloaded for free at anytime from, hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/. Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Registration opens on Oct. 26 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.

Dec
10
Sat
Hunter Education – Albuquerque, New Mexico @ Kirtland Air Force Base
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course is only open to students who live on KAFB and/or who have KAFB access who are seeking hunter education certification to meet hunting requirements in New Mexico. This course is an instructor-led, student course that incorporates lecture, video, hands-on 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. Base students can pick up a free hard copy manual by contacting Michelle Huntley at 505-846-1499, Kirtland Air Force Base Outdoor Rec. Bldg., 8001 Gibson Blvd., Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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 Nov. 21 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.

 

Dec
11
Sun
Hunter Education – Albuquerque, New Mexico @ Kirtland Air Force Base
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

This course is only open to students who live on KAFB and/or who have KAFB access who are seeking hunter education certification to meet hunting requirements in New Mexico. This course is an instructor-led, student course that incorporates lecture, video, hands-on 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. Base students can pick up a free hard copy manual by contacting Michelle Huntley at 505-846-1499, Kirtland Air Force Base Outdoor Rec. Bldg., 8001 Gibson Blvd., Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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 Nov. 21 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.

 

Dec
17
Sat
Bowhunter Skills Camp @ City of Carlsbad Shooting Range
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This camp is for participants of any age 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; however, you are encouraged to bring your own equipment if you have it. Participants are responsible for food and drinks.

Registration opens Nov. 7. 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.

 

Feb
11
Sat
Hunter Education @ Vista Grande Community Center,
Feb 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 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 USFS Sandia Ranger District, 11776 NM 337, Tijeras, NM 87059 or New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, 7816 Alamo Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. 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. 23, 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.