Fishing Clinic @ RiverWalk, Grants NM
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This fishing clinic is for the fourth-grade students of Mesa View School. The fishing clinic will consist of fishing safety, knots, equipment, casting, and fish identification.  Fishing will be at the Riverwalk.           

Training: 3-D ARCHERY ADVENTURE CHALLENGE @ Koch Pavilion in Tererro, New Mexico
May 22 all-day

New Mexico Administrative Services Division employees will participate in a 3-D Archery Adventure Shoot training. Participants will walk a pre-determined course in small groups. Each archer gets one to three shots at a three-dimensional target shaped like an animal. The targets on the animals cover the vital areas where a hunter would normally aim. This course challenge archers to adapt their shooting to account for variable conditions, distances, and angles. Participants will learn how to score a target and track their individual score.

Closed to the public

Aquatic Insect Lab/Fishing with Santa Fe Home School Community @ Monastery Lake
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program will be working with Santa Fe Home School Community by conducting an Aquatic Insect lab and fishing with group participants ranging in age from 7-17 years of age. This event is closed to the public.

Fishing with Santa Fe Home School Commnity @ Cowell's Pond or Monastery Lake
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program will be conducting a benthic macro-invertebrate aquatic insect lab program, as well as fishing with Santa Fe Home School Community on May 22, 2024. The event is closed to the public.

N/A Closed to the public.

Wild Turkey Cook Along @ Virtual on Zoom
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to join us live on Wednesday May 22, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. for this special virtual wild turkey cook-along event.

Have you been hitting the turkey hills this season? If yes, and you have been fortunate enough to bring home some of that fresh and delicious turkey meat, then join NMDGF Staff as we cook up “Meateater’s Copycat Chick-Fil-A Turkey Nuggets” and other fun fixings that you and your family are sure to enjoy.

Didn’t notch a tag? Join us anyway and substitute wild turkey meat for any white meat bird you have in your freezer. You must register at the Zoom link by noon on May 20th. This will give you time to snag all the ingredients and get that kitchen prep ready to go for our first ever cook along event.

While this event is focused on ladies, we welcome everyone to join us.

To participate in the virtual session click the following link to register by noon on May 20th for this meeting,

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email, ingredient lists, and recipes for this event.

Carlos Rey Elementary School Fishing Clinic at Tingley Beach @ Tingley Beach
May 29 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Department staff will be teaching a fishing lesson to three different elementary school classes that are participating in the Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program. The students will be learning how to assemble rods, tie knots, bait hooks, cast safely and catch, land and release fish. This event is closed to the public.

New Mexico Youth Hunter Education Challenge @ NRA Wittington Center, Raton, NM
May 31 @ 11:04 pm

The Department will be assisting the New Mexico YHEC 501c3 with putting on this year’s youth hunter education challenge.

New Mexico Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is held once a year for kids ages 7-18 to help improve their hunting, marksmanship and safety skills.

Through simulated hunting situations, live fire competitions, and responsible hunting events, YHEC helps build upon skills learned in basic hunter education courses and encourages safer, lifelong hunting habits.

From rifle, bow and muzzleloader shooting at life-sized targets, to wildlife identification, map and compass orienteering and more, YHEC participants get hands-on training in eight skill areas, giving them expertise in all hunting practices.

Registration for the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) will be on
Participants must have taken a hunter education class to compete.

Village of Pecos / Trout Unlimited Truchas Chapter Free Fishing Day at Monastery Lake @ Monastery Lake
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program will be working the fishing station with the Village of Pecos, and Trout Unlimited, Truchas Chapter for Free Fishing Day on June 1, 2024 at Monastery Lake. The Department will loan fishing rigs, tackle and bait to participants in need of equipment.