SANTA FE – Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 3, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.
Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 3, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit the Department’s website.
“This is a great time to take your family fishing and teach them a skill that will provide a lifetime of enjoyment,” said Mike Sloane, director for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
For information on additional places to fish and what to use, consult the Department’s weekly fishing and stocking report and the Fishing Conditions and Trip Planner. 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’s website.
The Department reminds anglers and outdoor recreationists to “know before you go” and to contact land management agencies regarding additional regulations or restrictions on specific properties of interest before heading afield.
Helpful links for planning your trip include:
NMDGF staff will be hosting the following activities at the Truth or Consequences Outdoor Day:
Pellet Gun Trailer
**THIS LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING EVENT IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC**
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents a class on enforcement of the Off-Highway Vehicle Act as a refresher to NMDGF district officers.
*THIS SCHOOL EVENT IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC*
NMDGF will be giving wild turkey presentations to students in Silver City.
Contact Jason Amaro to register for the camp. Those under 18 must me accompanied by a parent or guardian.
This camp is open to youth ages 10 -17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. Camping is free, meals will be provided, and participants will tent-camp on the property.
Participants will learn safe and responsible firearms handling, ethical hunting behaviors, conservation, wildlife identification, and basic survival skills. Additionally, participants will learn from department conservation officers about their jobs, including wildlife investigations, decoy operations, and working with wildlife. Participants will test their marksmanship skills with bows and arrows. All equipment will be provided.
Registration opens May 15 at https://forms.office.com/g/rnZ85DDmFy. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To qualify for the camp, participants must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department and complete the required homework before attending.