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.

Jan
13
Wed
Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

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

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

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

Jan
20
Wed
Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

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

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

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

Jan
27
Wed
Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

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

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

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

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.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

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

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

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

Feb
10
Wed
Elk 101 @ Virtual / Cleveland High School
Feb 10 – Feb 11 all-day

NMDGF will be giving two Elk 101 virtual presentations to Cleveland High Schools students. This event is closed to the public and only open to Ms. Huey class.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

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

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

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

Feb
17
Wed
Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

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

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

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

Feb
24
Wed
Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

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

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

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

Mar
3
Wed
Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

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

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

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

Mar
10
Wed
Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

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

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

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

May
1
Sat
Virtual Archery New Mexico Challenge Series @ Virtual
May 1 – Jul 31 all-day

Participation information can be found at: https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/archery/virtual-challenge/

To qualify for certificates: submit scores by the end of the month – January – July 2021. To earn the series challenge coin: Completed 5 of the 7 monthly challenges.

Series Rules for the Virtual Challenge Series
Safety Protocols for the Challenge Series

Jun
10
Thu
2021 EPLUS PMZ Landowner List
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm

The EPLUS Primary Management Zone Landowner List will be updated for the upcoming 2021 hunting season on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM MST. The list will be obtainable on the main EPLUS webpage at https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/hunting/maps/elk-private-lands/ by clicking on the Find a Private Land Elk Authorization menu and on the EPLUS hunter’s webpage at https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/hunting/maps/elk-private-lands/hunters/.

Jan
5
Wed
Big Game Draw 2022 – Most common questions @ Virtual
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you thought about applying for the 2022 big game draw? The Department is working on an entire series with everything you need to know when applying.

We will meet virtually every week, sometimes multiple times a week, to discuss the draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and reading the draw odds report. We will also have our big game biologists on hand to answer questions.

In this session: Information center supervisor Art Anaya will be joining us for an in-depth look at the Rules and Information Booklet. We will identify the most common questions and help you prepare for the draw to open on January 19.

Please register online and send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e2ArFk1DSF-aYswXczYwrQ

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

Send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Jan
10
Mon
Big Game Draw 2022 – Hunter Education, Volunteering and Mentored Youth @ Virtual
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you thought about applying for the 2022 big game draw? The Department is working on an entire series with everything you need to know when applying.

We will meet virtually every week, sometimes multiple times a week, to discuss the draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and reading the draw odds report. We will also have our big game biologists on hand to answer questions.

In this session: Youth under 18 years of age MUST take hunter education before going hunting, but hunter education is good for everyone. Join Jennifer Morgan, hunter education coordinator, to learn the ins and outs of hunter education. We will also talk about the mentored youth program and how you can become a hunter education instructor.

Please register online and send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VXpxaxewQfK8oESDXCJmwA

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

Send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Jan
12
Wed
Big Game Draw 2022 – It’s all about the Rules! @ Virtual
Jan 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ave you thought about applying for the 2022 big game draw? The Department is working on an entire series with everything you need to know when applying.

We will meet virtually every week, sometimes multiple times a week, to discuss the draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and reading the draw odds report. We will also have our big game biologists on hand to answer questions.

In this session: In New Mexico, the Big Game Rules are set on a four-year cycle, determining the state’s hunt dates and harvest limits. 2022 is a big year for the Big Game Rules, and the Department will be opening nine of them. Elise Goldstein, assistant chief for wildlife, will join us to talk about how recommendations are made, the rule process and most importantly, how you can get involved.

Please register online and send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3bi5qpSeToCQSjy4IBiZjQ

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

Send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Jan
15
Sat
Outdoor Adventure Day @ Shady Lakes
Jan 15 all-day

The NMDGF Aquatic / Archery Education will be participating in an outdoor experience for 35 disadvantaged Native and Latino students. The students will be participating in six outdoor stations in conjunction with the NMWF. All participants have never fished, or shot with a bow and arrow, and will be introduced to six outdoor station activities.

Event closed to the public.

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.

Jan
19
Wed
Big Game Draw 2022 – Getting started! @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you thought about applying for the 2022 big game draw? The Department is working on an entire series with everything you need to know when applying.

We will meet virtually every week, sometimes multiple times a week, to discuss the draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and reading the draw odds report. We will also have our big game biologists on hand to answer questions.

In this session: Are you ready to apply but don’t know where to start? Join Ross Morgan, public information officer, learn about the process and ask questions to help you get started.

Please register online and send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_buPGK9iMRZeQNfGxY-f08Q

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

Send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Jan
21
Fri
Hunter Education Courses
Jan 21 – Feb 20 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.

Jan
24
Mon
Big Game Draw 2022 – Know the Law @ Virtual
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you thought about applying for the 2022 big game draw? The Department is working on an entire series with everything you need to know when applying.

We will meet virtually every week, sometimes multiple times a week, to discuss the draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and reading the draw odds report. We will also have our big game biologists on hand to answer questions.

In this session: Conservation Officer Ben Byrd will join us to talk about what you need to think about when hiring an outfitter, the most violated laws and how you can remain legal and proper use of an OHV in New Mexico.

Please register online and send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K1M8V1BtSlq9nGm2_lNJpQ

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

Send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).