May
19
Wed
Fisheries rule changes topic of public meetings
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – May 20 @ 7:30 pm

To provide information on proposed changes and gather public comments, two public meetings will be conducted via Zoom. The meetings will be held May 19 and May 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Click here to register for the May 19 webinar.

Click here to register for the May 20 webinar.

Read more in the press release: Fisheries rule changes topic of public meetings

May
20
Thu
Fisheries rule changes topic of public meetings
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – May 21 @ 7:30 pm

To provide information on proposed changes and gather public comments, two public meetings will be conducted via Zoom. The meetings will be held May 19 and May 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Click here to register for the May 19 webinar.

Click here to register for the May 20 webinar.

Read more in the press release: Fisheries rule changes topic of public meetings

May
21
Fri
Fisheries Presentation @ Virtual, Mesa View Elementary
May 21 all-day

NMDGF fishing contractor will be talking about fish biology, fish adaptations, hook safety & fishing knots with Mesa View Elementary School in a virtual presentation. This event is closed to the public.

Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
May 21 @ 5:30 pm

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: May 21, 2021 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WEhrGyVdSOqqBFWxxT0h9w

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

Here is some more information on the meeting:

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting on May 21 at 5:30 p.m. to allow the Citizen Advisory Committee to prioritize proposed projects for the upcoming fiscal year. Members of the public are invited to attend this meeting in order to become familiar with the proposed projects and to offer feedback and opinions.
Thanks!

Jun
5
Sat
Free Fishing Day 2021
Jun 5 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 5, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 5, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

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.

Jun
15
Tue
Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting in order to allow the Citizen Advisory Committee to discuss Habitat Stamp Program Maintenance Activities. Members of the Public are invited to attend this meeting (to be held virtually) in order to offer feedback and ask questions.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XP664KmOQv2HkDaJMdShiQ.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Comments can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Habitat Stamp Program Manager, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; or by email, Daniel.Lusk@state.nm.us, or in person at the meeting listed above.

Jun
16
Wed
Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting @ Virtual
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting of the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Advisory Board for Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually on the OHV website.

Those interested in participating and providing comments are encouraged to pre-register and attend the meeting on the Zoom webinar platform. The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board will meet in public session to hear the following: OHV budget update, general program update, OHV education update, OHV law enforcement update and public comment.

The Department’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program has an annual budget of $795,100.00 funded by revenue generated from the Trail Safety Fund. The OHV Act required the creation of the Trail Safety Fund, which generates revenue from OHV registration fees.

The OHV Advisory Board was established to advise the Department of Game and Fish on matters related to administration of the OHV Act. The board consists of the following seven members appointed by the governor to two-year terms:

  • One landowner living near a national forest or Bureau of Land Management property that is used extensively for recreational off-highway vehicle activity;
  • One producer or one grazing permittee on public lands from the farming or livestock industry;
  • One person from the off-highway motor vehicle industry;
  • One off-highway motor vehicle user;
  • One hunter or angler;
  • One quiet recreationalist, such as a hiker, backpacker, birdwatcher, equestrian, mountain biker, rock climber or archaeological enthusiast; and
  • One member with expertise in injury prevention or treatment.

For more information about the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program, please contact Matt Seidel, by email or phone (505) 222-4728, or visit the Department’s OHV webpage.

Jul
21
Wed
Virtual Presentation on Oryx & Ibex @ Thomas Branigan Memorial Library
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm

NMDGF will be giving a virtual presentation on oryx and ibex to an audience through the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.

Jul
27
Tue
Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Jul 27, 2021 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZYPJtv5yR3KwPGrE7LA_nQ

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

Aug
3
Tue
Upland Game Rule Changes, Public Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Upland Game rule.

The proposals are available on the Department’s proposals under consideration webpage.

To gather public comments, one public meeting will be conducted via Zoom. The meeting will be held August 3 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Click here to join the virtual Zoom meeting.

Or enter the following in your Zoom client:

Meeting ID: 211 476 4712
Passcode: 202226

To join the meeting by phone please dial 1-346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 211-476-4712 and Passcode: 202226

Presentation slides will be posted on the Department’s proposals under consideration webpage prior to the meetings so attendees can follow along. If you do not have access to the website to view the presentation, please email DGF-Gamebird@state.nm.us or call (505) 414-2341 to make arrangements to acquire a copy of the presentation.

Comments on the proposed changes can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Upland Game Rule Development, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; by email DGF-Gamebird@state.nm.us, or at the meeting listed above.

 

Aug
18
Wed
#FishNM21 – Plan your NM fishing trip
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

If you have tracked the weekly Fishing Report, you would notice that there have been A LOT of great catches all across New Mexico this year. Whether you have been out fishing this year, or planning your first fishing trip, this series will help you get started.

Please register online and send us your questions through email or add your questions to the Facebook event feed for the topic related to your questions.

Schedule and registration:

August 18 – Where to start? Reading and understanding the Fishing Rules and Information Booklet, using the Fishing Planner and a special early look into new tools the Department will be releasing soon to help you plan your trip! Register for the Webinar.

August 24 – NM Trout and Bass Challenges. New Mexico Bass and Trout Challenges are in full swing! During this session we will cover those challenges and talk about where and how to fish for those species. Register for the Webinar. 

August 30 – New Mexico’s native trout – Join us to talk about conservation, management, habitat restoration and fishing for New Mexico’s native trout species. Register for the Webinar. 

September 7 – All about raising fish in New Mexico! During this session, we will be talking about the State-owned fish hatcheries. Have you ever wondered how they are managed for restoration and sport? Join us for more and let us know what questions you have. Register for the Webinar.

Each session will start at 6:00 p.m. and can also be viewed on the Department’s Facebook page.

Aug
24
Tue
#FishNM21 – Plan your NM fishing trip
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm

If you have tracked the weekly Fishing Report, you would notice that there have been A LOT of great catches all across New Mexico this year. Whether you have been out fishing this year, or planning your first fishing trip, this series will help you get started.

Please register online and send us your questions through email or add your questions to the Facebook event feed for the topic related to your questions.

Schedule and registration:

August 18 – Where to start? Reading and understanding the Fishing Rules and Information Booklet, using the Fishing Planner and a special early look into new tools the Department will be releasing soon to help you plan your trip! Register for the Webinar.

August 24 – NM Trout and Bass Challenges. New Mexico Bass and Trout Challenges are in full swing! During this session we will cover those challenges and talk about where and how to fish for those species. Register for the Webinar. 

August 30 – New Mexico’s native trout – Join us to talk about conservation, management, habitat restoration and fishing for New Mexico’s native trout species. Register for the Webinar. 

September 7 – All about raising fish in New Mexico! During this session, we will be talking about the State-owned fish hatcheries. Have you ever wondered how they are managed for restoration and sport? Join us for more and let us know what questions you have. Register for the Webinar.

Each session will start at 6:00 p.m. and can also be viewed on the Department’s Facebook page.

Aug
30
Mon
#FishNM21 – Plan your NM fishing trip
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm

If you have tracked the weekly Fishing Report, you would notice that there have been A LOT of great catches all across New Mexico this year. Whether you have been out fishing this year, or planning your first fishing trip, this series will help you get started.

Please register online and send us your questions through email or add your questions to the Facebook event feed for the topic related to your questions.

Schedule and registration:

August 18 – Where to start? Reading and understanding the Fishing Rules and Information Booklet, using the Fishing Planner and a special early look into new tools the Department will be releasing soon to help you plan your trip! Register for the Webinar.

August 24 – NM Trout and Bass Challenges. New Mexico Bass and Trout Challenges are in full swing! During this session we will cover those challenges and talk about where and how to fish for those species. Register for the Webinar. 

August 30 – New Mexico’s native trout – Join us to talk about conservation, management, habitat restoration and fishing for New Mexico’s native trout species. Register for the Webinar. 

September 7 – All about raising fish in New Mexico! During this session, we will be talking about the State-owned fish hatcheries. Have you ever wondered how they are managed for restoration and sport? Join us for more and let us know what questions you have. Register for the Webinar.

Each session will start at 6:00 p.m. and can also be viewed on the Department’s Facebook page.

Sep
2
Thu
Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9sRmGMNbSJ-K6xcp0zIyIA

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

Sep
7
Tue
Casting Skills at Lydia Rippey School @ Aztec, NM
Sep 7 all-day

NMDGF will be teaching casting skills, along with hook & rod safety, for students at Lydia Rippey School in Aztec, NM.

This event is closed to the public.

#FishNM21 – Plan your NM fishing trip
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm

If you have tracked the weekly Fishing Report, you would notice that there have been A LOT of great catches all across New Mexico this year. Whether you have been out fishing this year, or planning your first fishing trip, this series will help you get started.

Please register online and send us your questions through email or add your questions to the Facebook event feed for the topic related to your questions.

Schedule and registration:

August 18 – Where to start? Reading and understanding the Fishing Rules and Information Booklet, using the Fishing Planner and a special early look into new tools the Department will be releasing soon to help you plan your trip! Register for the Webinar.

August 24 – NM Trout and Bass Challenges. New Mexico Bass and Trout Challenges are in full swing! During this session we will cover those challenges and talk about where and how to fish for those species. Register for the Webinar. 

August 30 – New Mexico’s native trout – Join us to talk about conservation, management, habitat restoration and fishing for New Mexico’s native trout species. Register for the Webinar. 

September 7 – All about raising fish in New Mexico! During this session, we will be talking about the State-owned fish hatcheries. Have you ever wondered how they are managed for restoration and sport? Join us for more and let us know what questions you have. Register for the Webinar.

Each session will start at 6:00 p.m. and can also be viewed on the Department’s Facebook page.

Sep
8
Wed
OHV First Responder Training @ New Mexico State Police Academy, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish was asked to provide certified Off-Highway Vehicle Act training to first responders at the New Mexico State Police Academy. This event is free but not open to the public. The training will be held at the Department of Public Safety State Police Academy in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Sep
9
Thu
Eagle Nest Elementary Fishing Education & Fishing @ Eagle Nest State Park
Sep 9 – Sep 10 all-day

NMDGF will be working on casting skills and talking about fish biology with Eagle Nest Elementary. They will also do some fishing at Eagle Nest State Park.

This event is closed to the public.

Sep
11
Sat
Girl Scouts Loves State Parks @ Storrie Lake / Pecos Canyon
Sep 11 all-day

The New Mexico State Parks is hosting a “Girls Scouts Loves State Parks” event. The
NMDGF will hold participating events at Storrie Lake near Las Vegas, New Mexico
and in Pecos Canyon near Pecos, New Mexico.

1. Storrie Lake – 24 to 48 girls will participate in a target and 3-D archery event.
2. Pecos Canyon – 25 girls will participate in fishing for beginners event.

This event is closed to the public.

Sep
18
Sat
Boy Scout Adventure Day @ Albuquerque, NM
Sep 18 all-day

Up to 100 Boy Scouts will participating in “Scout Adventure Day.” The scouts will be
participating in NMDGF archery & casting skills activities in addition to other stations.

This event is closed to the public.

Sep
22
Wed
Senior Fishing with Bernalillo County Community Program @ Albuquerque, NM
Sep 22 all-day

NMDGF will be assisting Bernalillo County Community with a Senior Fishing Day event at Tingley Beach. NMDGF was asked to participate with 16 seniors.

This event is closed to the public.

Sep
25
Sat
National Hunting & Fishing Day 2021
Sep 25 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. 25, 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.

Oct
1
Fri
Kindergarten Fishing Day @ Riverside Park Pond, Aztec NM
Oct 1 all-day

The NMDGF will be conducting a fishing clinic and a Conservation Education animal trunk presentation with up to 100 Kindergarten and 1st grade students at Riverside Park, Aztec, New Mexico on October 1, 2021. Most, if not all of the participants have little to no angling experience. The students will be broken up into groups of 25, and sub-divided into groups of five. All COVID restrictions, including NMDGF restrictions will be followed.

This event is closed to the public.

Oct
7
Thu
STEM Showdown @ Watrous, NM
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day

NMDGF will be participating at the STEM Showdown to discuss careers in Wildlife & Fisheries Management and to show some specimens of wildlife.

Closed to the public, open for participating students only.