Hunter Education Courses
May 14 – Jun 25 all-day

Keep checking for updates to our hunter and bowhunter education course schedule. Courses are added to the class list as we hear from our volunteer instructors. See Courses & How-to-Register.

Classroom Workshop and Fishing Clinic @ Sydney School
May 16 all-day

These events are for the 1st grade students of Sydney School. The workshop will cover hook safety, knots, gear construction and casting. After the workshop we will go fishing at Lake Van.

Event is closed to the public.

Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

News release: Deer, elk and exotics hunting rules topic of public meetings.

To gather public comments, four hybrid public meetings have been scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Wildlife Talk @ El Camino Real Charter School
May 19 all-day

NMDGF will be giving presentations on some of the wildlife of New Mexico to students.

This event is closed to the public.

American Heritage Girls Casting Skills @ Bryce Presbyterian Church
May 21 all-day

Event closed to the public.

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Training @ Village of Los Lunas River Park
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free off-highway vehicle (OHV) safety training to the public. Training machines and safety gear are available, no sharing. Each student must bring weather appropriate clothing (gloves, boots, long pants and long sleeved shirt), a snack or lunch, water and sunscreen. COVID precautions will be followed; COVID plan is available upon request from the OHV Ed Coordinator.

Students must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in any class that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about classes offered please visit or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed Coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

NM Child First Network Second Annual Foster Family Appreciation Picnic @ Mariposa Park
May 22 all-day

NMDGF will be working a booth to talk about some of the wildlife in New Mexico.

NM Child First is in charge of this event.

Game & Fish Officer Career & Laws Presentation, Trout of NM Presentation @ Western Horizon Academy
May 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

NMDGF will be talking to students about a Game & Fish Officer Career & Laws along with a presentation on the trout species of New Mexico.

This event is closed to the public.