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.

Feb
1
Tue
Meeting Regarding the Wildlife Corridors Act Plan @ Virtrual
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm
Feb
3
Thu
Meeting Regarding the Wildlife Corridors Act Plan @ Virtrual
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm
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
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
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

Off-Highway Motorcycle (OHM) Safety Training @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety training to the public. Training machines and safety gear are available, no sharing. Each student must bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available for download when registering for class.

Students 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 class that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about classes offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed Coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

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).

Jun
11
Sat
Ruidoso Youth 3D Archery Shoot @ Moon Mountain Disc Golf Course
Jun 11 all-day

All youth are welcome! You can bring your own bow or we can provide you a bow so you can participate. There will also be a Wildlife Test as well. At 2:00 p.m. the top shooters and high scores on the test will receive prizes. We will also be giving out other door prizes to the kids who participated. Lunch and water will be provided as well.

Jun
18
Sat
Off-road Vehicle Meet Up Clean Up Event @ West Side of Mesilla Valley Dam
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Join OHV/ATV community members and organizations for a public land clean up event. Offroading is a popular activity performed within our public lands. We would love to hear from the OHV/ATV community about your experience on our public lands while also cleaning up to ensure future generations the same opportunity.

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Training @ Village of Los Lunas River Park
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety training to the public. Training machines and safety gear are available, no sharing. Each student must bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available upon request from the OHV Ed Coordinator.

Students 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 class that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about classes offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed Coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

Jun
25
Sat
All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training (ATV) @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
Jun 25 @ 9:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free all terrain vehicle (ATV) safety training to the public. The training will be held at the City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park west of Double Eagle Airport. Training machines and safety gear are available; no sharing is allowed. Each student must bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available for download when registering for class.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must pre-register to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To pre-register or to get more information about classes offered, please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

Jul
16
Sat
Valle de Oro NWR Latino Conservation Week – Outdoors 101 Day @ Valle de Oro NWR
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The NMDGF will be participating in the Valle de Oro NWR Latino Conservation Week – Outdoors 101 Day. NMDGF personnel will be demonstrating casting skills with children visiting the refuge. Other non-Department activities will be provided as well.

Off-Highway Motorcycle (OHM) @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
Jul 16 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free off-highway motorcycle (OHM) safety training class to the public. The class will be held at the City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park west of Double Eagle Airport. Training machines and safety gear are available; no sharing is allowed. Each student must bring weather-appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long-sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available for download when registering for class.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must pre-register to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To pre-register or to get more information about classes offered, please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

Jul
23
Sat
All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training (ATV) @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free all terrain vehicle (ATV) safety training class to the public. The class will be held at the City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park west of Double Eagle Airport. Training machines and safety gear are available; no sharing is allowed. Each student must bring weather-appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long-sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available for download when registering for class.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must pre-register to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To pre-register or to get more information about classes offered, please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

Jul
26
Tue
Wildlife Viewer Survey webinar
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am

Learn more about the key findings and recommendations from the New Mexico Results of the Wildlife Viewer Survey final report on a webinar presented by the research team at Virginia Tech!

Register in advance for the webinar here.

Whether you’re a biologist, land manager, or outreach specialist, this report and findings can be useful to you! To learn more about how this report was developed and how you can use it, join the report’s authors for a webinar. We will walk participants through the key findings and recommendations, focusing on how it can be applied to create broader outreach and connection to wildlife viewers in New Mexico.

Presenters

Dr. Ashley Dayer, Virginia Tech

Emily Sinkular, Virginia Tech

Jul
28
Thu
Bear Canyon Dam Project Groundbreaking @ Bear Canyon Reservoir
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am

You’re invited to join Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Lt. Governor Howie Morales for the Bear Canyon Dam Project Groundbreaking

Improving Infrastructure for Our Future

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites you to join Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Lt. Governor Howie Morales for the initiation of the Bear Canyon Dam Project Groundbreaking. Bear Canyon Dam was constructed from 1936-37 by the Works Progress Administration, WPA, under President Roosevelt’s New Deal initiative to boost the economy following the Great Depression. The associated reservoir has helped provide a consistent source of water for downstream irrigation from its inception. Since 1947, the Department has managed the reservoir to provide fishing and public recreation opportunities for local residents and tourists.

In a project reminiscent of the dam’s origin, the State of New Mexico will be investing approximately $10 million to modernize the dam’s infrastructure. Gov. Lujan Grisham will be initiating the project as part of the summer-long infrastructure tour on JULY 28, 2022, at 10 a.m. “This investment in improving infrastructure for our future will ensure continued dam safety as well as provide for ongoing irrigation operations and outdoor recreation opportunities,” said the Department’s director Michael Sloane. Implementing the Bear Canyon Dam Project is a high priority for the Department given its numerous benefits to local communities and all New Mexican’s who enjoy the outdoors.

Please RSVP to attend this event by emailing your name and any organization affiliation to events.nmdgf@state.nm.us.

Please visit this link for driving directions.

The media is invited to attend this event. For media questions, please contact Ryan Darr, assistant chief of information, at 505-476-8027 or by email at Ryan.Darr@state.nm.us. The general public is also encouraged to contact the NMDGF Information Center at 888-248-6866 with any questions.

Jul
29
Fri
Outdoor Adventures Show @ Manuel Lujan Building, Expo N.M.
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Outdoor Adventures Show

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites you to attend the 2022 New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show. Admission to the show will be $3 for adults or free to youth under the age of 18 or anyone who holds a valid New Mexico hunting or fishing license.

The annual event opens to the public Friday, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

This year’s event features hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. Off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and kayaks will be on display by local dealers. Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides will be on hand to answer questions. Youth participants will have an opportunity to learn or enhance skills at the free catch-and-release fishing pond. All visitors can enjoy the pellet shooting range, sponsored by the Bernalillo 4-H, and the archery range. A silent auction will give participants the chance to win one of over 10 New Mexico bighorn sheep European-style mounts.

Outdoor Adventures Poster 2022

  • Learn or enhance your skills at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish catch-and-release fishing pond.
  • Hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation.
  • Latest OHVs, RVs, boats, kayaks on display by local dealers.
  • Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides available to answer questions.
  • Silent auction with 10+ N.M. bighorn sheep European-style mounts.
Jul
30
Sat
Community Fishing Derby @ Escondida Lake
Jul 30 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Catfish Fishing Derby at Escondida Lake
7 a.m.: Registration for youth anglers
8 a.m.: Noon – Fishing Event

All are welcome to attend.

Prizes awarded to top youth in each age category.

NM Fishing License required for ages 12 and over.

Registration on site at 7 a.m. for youth.