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.

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.

Wildlife Talk @ HT Jaramillo Elementary
May 24 all-day

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

This event is closed to the public.

Wildlife Talk @ Los Luceros Historic Site
Jun 5 all-day

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

Hunter Education Camp @ B.S.A. Camp Tres Ritos
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day

This camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. Camp is free, meals will be provided and participants will tent-camp on the property. Registration will open May 9 at 9am, and forms will be available at under the Hunter Ed Camps tab. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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, working with wildlife and test their marksmanship skills with bow and arrows. All equipment will be provided. All COVID protocols and health orders that may be in place at the time of the camp will be followed and enforced.

To qualify for the camp, participants must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department and complete the required homework before attending.

Wild Turkey Presentation @ Shady Lakes
Jun 10 all-day

NMDGF will be giving a wild turkey presentation to kids at a summer program with Nature Ninos.

Event closed to the public.

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Training @ Village of Los Lunas River Park
Jun 18 @ 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.