Mar
6
Fri
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting @ Stephen M. Bush Memorial Shooting Range
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mar
12
Thu
Public Meetings (Postponements): NM Wildlife Corridors Action Plan
Mar 12 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has begun developing the Wildlife Corridors Action Plan (Plan) in accordance with New Mexico Senate Bill 228, the Wildlife Corridors Act (Act).

  • Raton NMDGF Office, 215 York Canyon Road Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Albuquerque NMDGF Office, 7816 Alamo Road NW Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Santa Fe Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Farmington McGee Park, 41 County Road 5568, MultiPurpose Building (located south of Sun Ray Park & Casino), Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Las Cruces NMDGF Office, 2715 Northside Drive Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Santa Clara (Silver City), Santa Clara Community Center, 11990 Hwy 180 E., Santa Clara, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Postponed Roswell NMDGF Office, 1615 West College Boulevard, Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Postponed Taos Sagebrush Inn, 1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm

New Mexico Wildlife Corridors Action Plan: Public Meeting Information & Public Input Instructions

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has begun developing the Wildlife Corridors Action Plan (Plan) in accordance with New Mexico Senate Bill 228, the Wildlife Corridors Act (Act).

The Act, signed into law by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham in 2019, directs the NMDOT and the NMDGF to develop the Plan for NMDOT roads statewide. The Plan will identify wildlife-vehicle collision hotspots that pose a risk to the traveling public, identify wildlife corridors from ecological data, and provide a list of priority projects based on the results of the Plan’s analysis. The Plan will provide information on wildlife movement with an emphasis on large mammals such as elk, deer, bear and mountain lion. A team of national experts led by Daniel B. Stephens and Associates (DBS&A), under contract with NMDOT, will develop the Plan in partnership with NMDGF. The DBS&A team will use a science-driven approach to identify areas per the Act that “pose a risk to successful wildlife migration or that pose a risk to the traveling public” and will be based on NMDOT crash data and ecological information on wildlife movements.

The Plan will build on past and ongoing efforts and is intended to raise support for and consensus in the identification of priority wildlife corridors and priority projects across New Mexico. Development of the Plan will also involve soliciting input from the general public, tribal governments and interested stakeholders.

We are writing to inform you that this is an opportunity for the public and engaged stakeholders to provide input and support for potential actions that will increase public safety and promote wildlife habitat connectivity.

There will be 8 public meetings to be held around the state to introduce the project and we invite you and your organization to participate. Attached please find the meeting locations, dates and times as well as details on how to submit comments. We look forward to working with the public and engaged stakeholder’s as this process continues.

Thank you for your interest.

Participation in the public meetings is not mandatory to provide input. Comments can be provided through email, meetings, and personal interactions with NMDOT and NMDGF personnel and the DBS&A Team. Additionally, written comments on the Plan can be provided by mail to the following: Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Attn: Wildlife Corridors Action Plan, 6020 Academy Road NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87109; by email to Wildlife.Corridors@state.nm.us; or in person at one of the meetings listed below. We will accept comments for this stage of the process through April 18, 2020.

Mar
14
Sat
Postponed: 2020 Governor’s Special Hunt Auction & Banquet @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm

As a result of the Governor’s public health directive related to COVID-19, the Governor’s Special Hunt Auction and Banquet scheduled for March 14, 2020 has been postponed. We will notify all ticket holders when a new date has been set and look forward to seeing all attendees at the rescheduled event. For anyone who purchased tickets or a table and is unable to attend the rescheduled event and is in need of a refund, please contact Gabi Gomez at the Santa Fe Community Foundation at 505-988-9715.

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

 

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
23
Wed
Importation Rule Public Meeting #1 @ Webinar
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public input on the proposed changes to the importation rule.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BGkyYrxGQ76i_9z7jWI2pg

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

Information about the rule can be found here: https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

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.

Sep
30
Wed
Importation Rule Public Meeting #2 @ Webinar
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public input on the proposed changes to the importation rule.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vNgfUmfUTCqB7Slt7AQ2Bg

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

Information about the rule can be found here: https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

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
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
12
Mon
Habitat Stamp Citizen Advisory Committees @ Virtual Meeting
Apr 12 @ 5:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled two public meetings in order to inform the Citizen Advisory Committee, as well as the members of the public, of proposed projects for the upcoming fiscal year. A short presentation providing background information about each proposal will be followed by a brief Q & A session where members of the Citizen Advisory Committee as well as of the Public are encouraged to ask questions.

Topic: Habitat Stamp Program Proposed Projects Meeting (BLM Proposals)

When: Apr 12, 2021 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G_opSN_7SjmDrd04WJk-PA. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Apr
13
Tue
Habitat Stamp Citizen Advisory Committees @ Virtual Meeting
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled two public meetings in order to inform the Citizen Advisory Committee, as well as the members of the public, of proposed projects for the upcoming fiscal year. A short presentation providing background information about each proposal will be followed by a brief Q & A session where members of the Citizen Advisory Committee as well as of the Public are encouraged to ask questions.

Topic: Habitat Stamp Program Proposed Projects Meeting (USFS Proposals)

When: Apr 13, 2021 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i_ZOSjPKTyyjnfPjZtj6Ww. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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

May
21
Fri
Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
May 21 @ 5:30 pm

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: May 21, 2021 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Habitat Stamp Program Public Meeting
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WEhrGyVdSOqqBFWxxT0h9w

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

Here is some more information on the meeting:

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting on May 21 at 5:30 p.m. to allow the Citizen Advisory Committee to prioritize proposed projects for the upcoming fiscal year. Members of the public are invited to attend this meeting in order to become familiar with the proposed projects and to offer feedback and opinions.
Thanks!

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

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting in order to allow the Citizen Advisory Committee to discuss Habitat Stamp Program Maintenance Activities. Members of the Public are invited to attend this meeting (to be held virtually) in order to offer feedback and ask questions.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XP664KmOQv2HkDaJMdShiQ.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Comments can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Habitat Stamp Program Manager, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; or by email, Daniel.Lusk@state.nm.us, or in person at the meeting listed above.

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
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.