Apr
13
Sat
Hunter Education Field Day with Live Fire @ Belen Shooting Sports Association
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course is open to students of any age seeking hunter education certification to meet hunting requirements in New Mexico. This course is an instructor-led student course that incorporates lecture, video, break-out sessions,  review methods and homework to educate students. Students 10 and under must have a parent/adult present with them during class. All students MUST complete the Today’s Hunter student manual homework before participating in class. Students can pick up a free hard copy manual at NM Department Game and Fish Office, 7816 Alamo Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. The manual can also be downloaded for free at, www.hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/. Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Registration Details:

Registration opens on March 25th and is conducted online through the students Customer Id Number (CIN) Account. Once in the account, click on Hunter Education then click the Register for Hunter Ed Classes button and follow the prompts.

Apr
16
Tue
Aquatic Insect Lesson with Whittier Elementary School @ Albuquerque, NM
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Department staff will teach an aquatic insect lesson to a class at Whittier Elementary School. The class is participating in the Trout in the Classroom program, which allows them to rear rainbow trout from egg stage to fry stage and stock them in public waters. During this time, the students do in-depth studies about their trout and trout habitat. This event is closed to the public.

Apr
17
Wed
Senior Archery – Continuing Education with Western Institute for Livelong Learning – WNMU @ Grant County Convention Center - Silver City
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior’s enrolled in the Senior Archery Extended Learning Program through WNMU will take part in a 3-hour, hands- on archery workshop. Participants will be assigned and fitted with archery equipment, and then taken step by step through the NASP 11-Steps of Archery Success program. Archers will have time to refine their skills shooting at 80 cm bullseye targets. A number of fun shooting games will complete the workshop.

Must be enrolled in the WNMU Senior Archery Continuing Education Program

Apr
18
Thu
Aquatic Insect Lesson with Laguna Elementary School @ Laguna, NM
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm

Department staff will teach an aquatic insect lesson to a class at Laguna Elementary School. The class is participating in the Trout in the Classroom program which allows them to rear rainbow trout from egg stage to fry stage and stock them in public waters. During this time, the students do in-depth studies about their trout and trout habitat. Department staff will give three presentations on this afternoon. This event is closed to the public.

Apr
19
Fri
Casting and New Mexico Fish ID Lesson Plan with Carlos Rey Elementary School @ Albuquerque, NM
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am

Department staff will teach a lesson to a 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
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
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