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.

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.

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

Join us for our next Ladies’ Social Hour scheduled for January 18, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how the Department sets hunt dates, harvest limits and overall hunt structure?

2022 is a big year for hunting in New Mexico. The Department and State Game Commission will be reviewing nine rules that oversee big game hunting. It is an excellent time for everyone to get involved. We will give you the meat and potatoes for the rule-setting process during the January session.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsd-ivrTMtH9czKBcrLIv3VojVMr2YCWvU

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

You can also view previous social hours on the Department’s YouTube page.

Feb
19
Sat
Dogs! A Science Tail @ NM Museum of Natural History & Science
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

NMDGF will work a booth to talk about some wild canid species in NM.

Event is open to the public. Please contact the NM Museum of Natrual History & Sciences for entrance costs into the museum.

Mar
3
Thu
Outdoor Day for Disadvantaged Youth @ Tree's Lake, Deming
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The NMDGF aquatic education and archery coordinators, Dennis Segura and Bruce Atencio, will be participating in the March 5, Deming Tree’s Lake Outdoor Day. The participants are disadvantaged youth, most of which have never fished, or participated in archery. There will be an estimated 75 youth participating.

Event open to the public. Participants must register before March 5 to participate.

Mar
4
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Socorro
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

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

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QvVVqB8LS7ueJAK8hAnGZQ

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

Mar
19
Sat
Dogs! A Science Tail @ NM Museum of Natural History & Science
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

NMDGF will work a booth to talk about some wild canid species in NM.

Event is open to the public. Please contact the NM Museum of Natrual History & Sciences for entrance costs into the museum.

Mar
23
Wed
Statewide Fisheries Management Plan @ Public Meetings
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm

For details see: Statewide Fisheries Management Plan topic of public meetings.

Two virtual meetings will be conducted to gather public comment:

Mar
24
Thu
Statewide Fisheries Management Plan @ Public Meetings
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm

For details see: Statewide Fisheries Management Plan topic of public meetings.

Two virtual meetings will be conducted to gather public comment:

Apr
11
Mon
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Santa Fe
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Apr
23
Sat
Hunter Education Instructors
Apr 23 all-day

Upcoming Instructor Workshops and Program Events. See Workshop Calendar.

May
7
Sat
C.A.S.T. for Kids @ Navajo Lake
May 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

C.A.S.T. for Kids events enrich the lives of children with special needs, support their families, and strengthen communities through the sport of fishing. On May 7, a C.A.S.T. for Kids event will take place at Navajo Lake. Community volunteers will be attending to take up to 40 special kids and their parents/guardians fishing and boating on the lake. Fishing will be followed by a picnic lunch for all, and an awards ceremony where each child is honored. All participants receive a free rod and reel, tackle box, event t-shirt, cap, and award plaque. The event is free is all and registration info is below.

Online registration at www.castforkids.org/event/navajolake

May
10
Tue
Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

News release: Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings.

To gather public comments, four hybrid public meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and locations:

May
11
Wed
Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

News release: Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings.

To gather public comments, four hybrid public meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and locations:

May
12
Thu
Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

News release: Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings.

To gather public comments, four hybrid public meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and locations:

May
14
Sat
Hunter Education Courses
May 14 – Jun 25 all-day

Keep checking for updates to our hunter and bowhunter education course schedule. Courses are added to the class list as we hear from our volunteer instructors. See Courses & How-to-Register.

May
16
Mon
Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

News release: Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings.

To gather public comments, four hybrid public meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Jun
3
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Eagle Nest
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Jun
4
Sat
Free Fishing Day 2022
Jun 4 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 4, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 4, 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.

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4 de junio: día de pesca gratuita en Nuevo México. No se requiere licencia (se aplican todas las demás reglas de pesca).

Jul
22
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Ruidoso
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Aug
19
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Gallup
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Sep
24
Sat
National Hunting & Fishing Day 2022
Sep 24 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. 24, 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.

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24 de septiembre: día nacional de la caza y la pesca. No se requiere licencia (se aplican todas las demás reglas de pesca).

Oct
14
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Las Cruces
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.