Apr
20
Sat
Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Northwest Area Office
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

This workshop is required to become a certified hunter education instructor and will certify the individual to teach both the Traditional and the Field Day Hunter Education student courses. This workshop also provides a NM Hunter Education certification to new instructors who need a required NM hunter education number. All participants must register prior to attending. Please see registration details below.

Registration Details:
Interested applicants need to first become a certified Game and Fish volunteer. 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. Email the Volunteer Coordinator, Chris Jarvis, at chris.jarvis@dgf.nm.gov for the appropriate volunteer application documents.
  3. Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign-up for the hunter education workshop through their CIN account
Off-Highway Motorcycle Safety Class @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program staff will present an off-highway motorcycle safety class hosted by City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation. Students will earn the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Dirt bikes and safety gear are available for use during the class.

Registration Details:
Space is limited – all students must have a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/). Students must be at least 6 years of age.

Apr
21
Sun
Bowhunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ NM Department of Game and Fish Northwest Area Office
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

This workshop is required to become a certified bow hunter education instructor and will certify you to teach both the

Traditional and the Field Day Bowhunter Education student courses. This workshop will familiarize you with

equipment, methods and field activities used during class, lesson plans, and policies and procedures of the bow

hunter program. This workshop will also provide the New Mexico Bowhunter Education certification to new instructors who need a required New Mexico bowhunter education number.

Registration Details:

Interested applicants need to first become a certified Game and Fish volunteer. 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. Email the Volunteer Coordinator, Chris Jarvis, at chris.jarvis@dgf.nm.gov for the appropriate volunteer application documents.

3.Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign-up for the hunter education workshop through their CIN account

Apr
23
Tue
NM Wildlife Federation – Nature Niños “Investigating the Outdoors” Classes 1 and 2 @ Liam Knight Pond
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A fishing day will be held for The Nature Niños “Investigating the Outdoors” (ITO) class. Youth ages nine through 17 will learn, explore, and connect with our local natural spaces and grow their outdoor passions. Today’s class will cover basic fishing skills (casting, catch-and-release, and ethical fish harvesting). The Department will help with the angling essentials, such as fish species/anatomy, habitat, diet, understanding fishing gear, tying knots, safety and so on. This will also include hands-on practice casting, rod-and-reel assembly, and patience with fishing.

Registration Details:

Additional details for ITO can be found at https://www.natureninos.org/investigating-the-outdoors/

NMWF Nature Niños reached out to retain assistance from NMDGF – Aquatic Educator Contractor, Matty Gonzales

Backyard Bass Fish ID Lesson with Trout in the Classroom program Roots & Wings @ Taos, NM
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Department staff will teach a lesson to a 6th-8th grade class that is participating in the Trout in the Classroom program.  The lessons will be about New Mexico fishing, how to cast and land a fish and identifying different game fish in New Mexico. This event is closed to the public.

Apr
24
Wed
Basic ATV Training @ Montessa Park OHV Area
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents a class on Basic ATV safe operation training for Department of Veteran Affairs Officers. This class was rescheduled from Feb. 27. This event is closed to the public.

Apr
25
Thu
NM Wildlife Federation – Nature Niños “Tiny Trees Fishing Days” Classes 1 and 2 @ Liam Knight Pond
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

A fishing day will be held for The Nature Niños “Tiny Trees” (TT) class. Youth ages four through eight will learn, explore, and connect with our local natural spaces and grow their outdoor passions. Today’s class will cover basic fishing skill (casting, catch-and-release, and ethical fish harvesting). The Department will help teach angling essentials, such as fish species/anatomy, habitat, diet, understanding fishing gear, tying knots, safety and so on. This will also include hands-on practice casting, rod-and-reel assembly, and patience with fishing.

Registration Details:

Additional details for TT can be found at https://www.natureninos.org/tiny-trees-art-stories/

NMWF Nature Niños reached out to retain assistance from NMDGF – Aquatic Educator Contractor, Matty Gonzales

Apr
26
Fri
Fishing with Aldo Leopold Charter School @ Bill Evans Lake
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program will be fishing with middle school students from Aldo Leopold Charter School from Silver City at Bill Evans Lake on April 26.

Registration Details:
This event is closed to the public.