Mar
6
Fri
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting @ Stephen M. Bush Memorial Shooting Range
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jun
1
Mon
Bowhunter Instructor Workshop – Virtual @ Online via Zoom
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm

June 1,2 & 4, 2020
Contact Mark via via – jennifer.morgan@state.nm.us or megan.otero@state.nm.us

This workshop is required to become a certified bowhunter education instructor and will certify the instructor to teach both the Traditional and the Field Day Bowhunter Education student courses. All participants must register prior to attending.

Interested applicants need to first become certified Game and Fish volunteers. Below are the steps to become a certified volunteer:

1. Create a Customer Identification Account (CIN) with the Department at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/

2. Fill out a volunteer application at https://new-mexico.volunteers.kalkomey.com/

3.Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign up for the bowhunter education instructor workshop by contacting the Hunter Education Staff

 

Jul
7
Tue
OHV First Responder Training @ Los Lunas
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the Village of Los Lunas Open Space Officers are providing an OHV Safety Training for first responders. The Village of Los Lunas Open Space Officers are certified Off-Highway Vehicle instructors. This event is free but it is not open to the public. The training will be held at the Los Lunas River Park.

Students of any age 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 training that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about trainings offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Officer Desi Ortiz. Currently there are 2 open spaces to fill for the training.

Aug
31
Mon
Youth Hunter Education Graduate Hunt Drawing @ Webinar
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is holding a special incentive hunt drawing for youth that scored 100% on their Hunter Education Exams.  This drawing will broadcast live via Zoom Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

This drawing will be for youth cow elk hunts and doe pronghorn hunts for the weekend of Sept. 26-27. Two youth for the cow elk hunt with four alternates and five youth for the pronghorn hunt with five alternates will be drawn. To be eligible for this drawing, Hunter Education graduates must have scored 100% on their Hunter Education exams.

To view the drawing live, click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/93964897154?pwd=TXRUeDlFUUNXNldTUUhZdHgxZmdJZz09

Passcode: 909627

You can also listen in by telephone by dialing: +1 346 248 7799.

Webinar ID: 939 6489 7154

Passcode: 909627

Sep
2
Wed
Instructor Workshops, Hunter Education
Sep 2 – Sep 19 all-day

Becoming a certified hunter and/or bowhunter instructor with the department is EASY!

See the Hunter Education Instructor page.

Sep
24
Thu
Proposed Changes to the Hunter Education Rule Public Meeting #1 @ Webinar
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

A short presentation on proposed revisions to the Hunter Education Rule 19.36.3 NMAC will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input.

To register visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_etOZpQnMRAiuLpeLih-xug

To join the meeting by phone please dial 1-346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 991-2246-7878 and Passcode:092020

Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the Department webpage,https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Comments on the proposed revisions can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Hunter Education Rule Amendments, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 or by email, lance.cherry@state.nm.us.

Sep
29
Tue
Proposed Changes to the Hunter Education Rule Public Meeting #2 @ Webinar
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm

A short presentation on proposed revisions to the Hunter Education Rule 19.36.3 NMAC will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input.

To register visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yLcT73RBQIGucn8MJF2ttg

To join the meeting by phone please dial 1-346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 927-2661-0012 and Passcode:092020

Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the Department webpage, https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Comments on the proposed revisions can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Hunter Education Rule Amendments, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 or by email, lance.cherry@state.nm.us.

Nov
17
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Hunting seasons are underway and the holidays are quickly approaching. Join Jennifer, Jessica and Tristanna for the 6th Ladies’ Social Hour. For this session, we will provide tips and training on tracking an animal following a shot, discuss and share holiday wild game recipes and safe wildlife viewing opportunities you can enjoy over the holidays

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hGUHR71dTqmGHvJ1W7f00A.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher jessica.fisher@state.nm.us, Jennifer Morgan jennifer.morgan@state.nm.us or Tristanna Bickford

Nov
21
Sat
Catfishin’ Fun Presentation @ Bosque del Apache Festival of the Cranes Virtual Event
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm

NMDGF staff and USFWS LE will be giving information (virtually) on catfishing to include licenses information, biology, possible areas to fish and methods. This event is open to the public and more information can be found at https://friendsofbosquedelapache.org/festival-of-the-cranes/.

 

Jan
19
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The success of New Mexico’s bighorn sheep program has created expanded opportunities for both wildlife viewers and hunters. Caitlin Ruhl, bighorn sheep program manager, will talk about bighorn sheep and how the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish manages populations across the state.

We will also talk about the importance of taking hunter education and how to get you or your kids into a class.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcuuqqTMiG9OrXlFNX-S1t6o6BHubZHNz.

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

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher

Feb
3
Wed
NMDGF Law Enforcement Q&A: Vocational Rehabilitation Transition Services @ Webinar
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for this special opportunity for students to engage in vocational conversation with law enforcement officers from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Ask questions important to your transition and career plans in conservation, law enforcement, and/or wildlife management at this one-time event.

Registration closes January 29, 2021.

Feb
16
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw are open! Have questions before you apply? We will be available to answer your questions about the application process. Nicole Tatman, big game program manager, will also be on hand to answer questions about hunting wildlife species across the state.

To get us started email your questions to Jennifer, Jessica, Megan and/or Tristanna.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kc-ivrDIpHt1sx-nXXPj93QrWxmTjMlz9.

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

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher.

Apr
5
Mon
NASP 2021 New Mexico Virtual State Championship @ Virtual
Apr 5 – May 7 all-day

NASP 2021 NM State Championship Flier

Registration opens March 1st, 2021 and closes May 7th, 2021 – (10 PM).

Go to www.nasptournament.org to register a team or individual.

Teams may consist of 12-24 archers which must include no fewer than four of each gender. Schools can have an unlimited number of individual participants.

Apr
8
Thu
Revocation Hearing @ Webinar
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am

Thursday, April 8, 2021 – 9 a.m. Mountain Time

Revocation Hearings are conducted in accordance with provisions of Chapter 17 NMSA 1978, 19.31.2.6 NMAC Hunting and Fishing License Revocation and the “Open Meetings Act,” NMSA 1978, Sections 10-15-1 to 10-15-4. Sections 17-3-34 and 17-1-14 (B10 and B11) NMSA 1978 empowers the State Game Commission to revoke the license, registration, and/or permit privileges of individuals who have accumulated 20 or more violation points.  Regulation 19.31.2 NMAC (Revocation Rule) explains the revocation process.

If you are interested in attending the hearing you are encouraged to pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LPpGl2oDQcGce7hyOz8YHQ. When you register, you will be automatically emailed credentials to log on to the Zoom Webinar Platform.

To join the hearing by phone please dial 1-346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 874-2211-3913 and Passcode: 040821.

For more information, please email Philip.Holmes@state.nm.us or mail the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Philip Homes, Revocation Manager, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507.

Apr
27
Tue
Living with wildlife in Los Alamos @ Zoom
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm

The landscape around Los Alamos is unique and provides excellent habitat for wildlife to live in and near the community. In the community, you can frequently see deer, bears, cougars and other wildlife — or at least see evidence of them.

Everyone can work together to help keep wildlife and people safe. On April 27 at 6:00 p.m. Game and Fish officers and biologists will be live on Zoom and broadcast on the Department’s Facebook page to talk about the unique landscape, wildlife that are in the area, what to do if you live in the area and how to be safe when recreating in the area.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m1N5GWwtRwqRrcl9REdkvw

May
18
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

When spring turkey season ends there are several months before the fall hunts start. What do those that love to hunt do during that time?

They scout. The summer months are a great time to get out into the woods and mountains to scout for that fall elk hunt. Not only is it cooler than being in town, but it is also a great time to observe elk, train yourself to recognize tracks and scat and familiarize yourself with your Game Management Unit.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0td-CpqDktG9S8LvRFIBwYptzZqkLeP4xd

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

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher

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
8
Thu
Revocation Hearing @ Webinar
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am

Schedule/Agenda:
R. Romero–09:00 Hrs.
P. Trujillo–10:00 Hrs.
C. Stirman–11:00 Hrs.
J. Perez–12:00 Hrs.
Hearings are on a Trailing Docket, so times may run over or be delayed depending on Testimony, Witnesses, etc.

Thursday, July 8, 2021 09:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Revocation Hearings are conducted in accordance with provisions of Chapter 17 NMSA 1978, 19.31.2.6 NMAC Hunting and Fishing License Revocation and the “Open Meetings Act,” NMSA 1978, Sections 10-15-1 to 10-15-4. Sections 17-3-34 and 17-1-14 (B10 and B11) NMSA 1978 empowers the State Game Commission to revoke the license, registration, and/or permit privileges of individuals who have accumulated 20 or more violation points. Regulation 19.31.2 NMAC (Revocation Rule) explains the revocation process.

If you are interested in attending the hearing you are required to pre-register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ndfkNgphQZS5ZH9YgLvs3A . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For more information, please email Philip.Holmes@state.nm.us or mail the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Philip Homes, Revocation Manager, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507.

Jul
20
Tue
July Ladies’ Social – Equipment Preparation @ Virtual
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in July to talk about preparing your equipment including sighting in your rifle, tuning your bow and patterning your shotgun.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pduqvrjwiHdSq82XIX3T8FBqgdYzKKqr2

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

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jennifer Morgan

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.

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.