Sep
7
Thu
New Mexico State Fair Exhibit @ Natural Resources Building at Expo New Mexico
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm

The Department’s annual exhibit at the New Mexico State Fair will be open to fair attendees Sept. 7-17 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., featuring live fish species and educational displays. Department staff will also be on hand to answer questions from the public.

Additional Contacts:
Name: Ryan Darr
Email: ryan.darr@dgf.nm.gov
Phone Number: 505-239-2770

Name: Valente Meza
Email: valente.meza@dgf.nm.gov

Sep
9
Sat
National Archery in the School Program – Basic Archery Instructor Workshop @ Deming High School
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This workshop is the hands-on portion of a hybrid National Archery in the School Program (NASP) model for certification as a NASP Basic Archery Instructor. NASP-certified instructors can present the NASP curriculum to students in grades 4-12 throughout New Mexico.

Registration Details: https://naspbai.org/ClassSearch.aspx?country=US&state=NM

Sep
16
Sat
Hunter Education Course @ SW Area Game & Fish Office
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course includes a live fire session on the Dept.s pellet rifle trailer and 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 Roswell Game & Fish Office (M-F 8am-5pm) or 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 and live fire authorization forms upon arrival to class.

Registration Details:

Registration opens on August 28, 2023 at 9am 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.

Sep
17
Sun
Hunter Education Course @ SW Area Game & Fish Office
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course includes a live fire session on the Dept.s pellet rifle trailer and 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 Roswell Game & Fish Office (M-F 8am-5pm) or 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 and live fire authorization forms upon arrival to class.

Registration Details:

Registration opens on August 28, 2023 at 9am 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.

Sep
20
Wed
N3B Los Alamos employee safety day @ Rover Park
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Department staff will be on hand to participate and talk about wildlife and tools of a survival pack, along with OHV information.

Sep
23
Sat
Free Fishing Weekend @ Entire State of New Mexico
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

National Hunting and Fishing Day. No fishing license required on Sept 23-24; all other fishing rules apply

Off-Highway Motorcycle Safety Class @ Santa Fe Training Site (contact for location)
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an off-highway motorcycle safety class open to the general public. Students earn the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years.

Off-highway motorcycles and safety gear are available for use during the class. A parent or guardian must remain on site during the class.

Space is limited -all students must have a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us). Students must be at least 6 years of age.

Sep
27
Wed
Santa Fe Home School Fishing @ Cowells Pond, Upper Pecos
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program staff will be fishing with up to 25 youth from the Santa Fe home-school community. Department staff will be on hand to teach the kids how to tie a fishing knot, set up a fishing rig and practice casting skills before fishing.

Sep
30
Sat
Youth Group Event: Outdoor activities with girl scout group @ NMDGF Albuquerque Area Office
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

**This youth group event is closed to the general public**

NMDGF will be doing various outdoor activities with a girl scout group.  Activities will include casting, archery and wildlife presentation.

ATV Safety Class @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 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 earn the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under 18 years of age.

ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class.

Oct
7
Sat
ATV Safety Class @ NM Departemnt of Transportation
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class hosted by the New Mexico Department of Transportation Chama Yard. Students earn 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.

Registration Details:

Space is limited – all students must have a free account with the Depratment of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/). Students must be at least 6 years of age.

Oct
11
Wed
Fishing with Dolores Gonzales Elementary School @ Tingley Beach
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program staff will be fishing with 40 elementary school kids from Dolores Gonzales Elementary School at Tingley Beach. Department staff will review knot tying, setting up a fishing rig and casting procedures and how to put a rig together. Participants will then set up their own rigs to fish.

Oct
12
Thu
Elk and Other Wildlife booth at Valles Caldera @ Valles Caldera
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

NMDGF will be running a booth at Valles Caldera to talk about elk and other wildlife.

Oct
13
Fri
Hunter Education @ Harding County Community Building
Oct 13 @ 9:00 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 from Mr. Edward Fluhman at the Roy Municiple School Office. 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 Details:
Registration opens online Sept. 18 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.

Oct
14
Sat
Hunter Education @ Harding County Community Building
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 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 from Mr. Edward Fluhman at the Roy Municiple School Office. 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 Details:
Registration opens online Sept. 18 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.

Oct
21
Sat
ATV Safety Class @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 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 earn the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under 18 years of age.

ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class.

Oct
23
Mon
Rio Rancho Children’s Water Festival @ Rio Rancho Special Events Center
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

*This school event is closed to the general public.

The NMDGF Aquatic Education program will be participating in the annual Rio Rancho Children’s Water Festival.  Aquatic Education staff will be running the casting skills station for up to 25 fifth grade students at a time. The casting skills station will be one of four activity stations at the festival, and students will rotate and participate in all four stations.

Oct
24
Tue
Rio Rancho Children’s Water Festival @ Rio Rancho Special Events Center
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

*This school event is closed to the general public.

The NMDGF Aquatic Education program will be participating in the annual Rio Rancho Children’s Water Festival.  Aquatic Education staff will be running the casting skills station for up to 25 fifth grade students at a time. The casting skills station will be one of four activity stations at the festival, and students will rotate and participate in all four stations.

Dec
5
Tue
Prairie Partners 2023
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

NMDGF will be participating at the Prairie Partners event in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

Registration Details: 

Please contact Anne Nelson at ellanoestacadored@gmail.com