Jan
18
Tue
January Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our next Ladies’ Social Hour scheduled for January 18, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how the Department sets hunt dates, harvest limits and overall hunt structure?

2022 is a big year for hunting in New Mexico. The Department and State Game Commission will be reviewing nine rules that oversee big game hunting. It is an excellent time for everyone to get involved. We will give you the meat and potatoes for the rule-setting process during the January session.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsd-ivrTMtH9czKBcrLIv3VojVMr2YCWvU

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

You can also view previous social hours on the Department’s YouTube page.

Jan
19
Wed
Big Game Draw 2022 – Getting started! @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you thought about applying for the 2022 big game draw? The Department is working on an entire series with everything you need to know when applying.

We will meet virtually every week, sometimes multiple times a week, to discuss the draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and reading the draw odds report. We will also have our big game biologists on hand to answer questions.

In this session: Are you ready to apply but don’t know where to start? Join Ross Morgan, public information officer, learn about the process and ask questions to help you get started.

Please register online and send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_buPGK9iMRZeQNfGxY-f08Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Jan
21
Fri
Hunter Education Courses
Jan 21 – Feb 20 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.

Jan
22
Sat
Off-Highway Vehicle; All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Training @ Los Lunas River Park, 1601 Main St SE, Los Lunas, NM 87031
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will offer a free all-terrain vehicle (ATV) 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 for download when registering for class.

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 www.B4Uride.com or call Christopher Johnson, NMDGF OHV Ed Coordinator at (505) 222-4712.

Jan
24
Mon
Big Game Draw 2022 – Know the Law @ Virtual
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you thought about applying for the 2022 big game draw? The Department is working on an entire series with everything you need to know when applying.

We will meet virtually every week, sometimes multiple times a week, to discuss the draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and reading the draw odds report. We will also have our big game biologists on hand to answer questions.

In this session: Conservation Officer Ben Byrd will join us to talk about what you need to think about when hiring an outfitter, the most violated laws and how you can remain legal and proper use of an OHV in New Mexico.

Please register online and send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K1M8V1BtSlq9nGm2_lNJpQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Jan
25
Tue
Science Fair @ Cleveland High School
Jan 25 all-day

NMDGF will be on hand to help rate/grade projects at Cleveland High School’s Research EXPO and to ask questions of students’ projects.

Event closed to the public.

Big Game Draw 2022 – Meet the Bear Biologist @ Virtual
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you thought about applying for the 2022 big game draw? The Department is working on an entire series with everything you need to know when applying.

We will meet virtually every week, sometimes multiple times a week, to discuss the draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and reading the draw odds report. We will also have our big game biologists on hand to answer questions.

In this session: Rick Winslow, bear and cougar biologist, will be on hand to answer your questions about applying for the Bear Draw as well as over-the-counter opportunities. Don’t forget that the deadline for applying for the bear and turkey deadline is February 12 at 5:00 p.m. Click here to register.

Please register online and send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MdPDn-b_SjizuMKeknyu-A

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Send us your questions through email (tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us).

Jan
28
Fri
Beast Feast 2022 @ New Covenant Church
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm

NMDGF will be at on-site at this event with both an archery trailer and a general information booth.
Tickets can be purchased at nmmenofhonor.com.

Beast Feast 2022