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 (, and register prior to the class. This ensures that each student will have an age and size-appropriate training ATV available.

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, 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.


State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Santa Fe
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

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, 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.