Feb
10
Sat
Adult quail hunting camp @ Bottomless Lakes State Park campground
Feb 10 @ 7:00 am – 7:30 pm

Participants will learn how to identify quail, practice clay shooting, quail hunt and field dress quail. They will also learn about rules and regulations and receive a refresher on hunter safety. Camping will take place at Bottomless Lakes State Park campground near Roswell and the hunt will take place on nearby public land.

Registration Details:

  • Would like women and men over 18 years of age who have never hunted before.
  • Registration Opens – Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, at 9 a.m.
  • Registration Closes – When full.
  • Participant Orientation on Zoom – Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, from 6-6:45 p.m. Attendance is MANDATORY.
  • Zoom link will be emailed to successful registrants on Friday, Feb. 2.

Hunter Education @ Bloomfield, NM
Feb 10 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 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, hands-on break-out sessions, review methods and homework to educate students. Students 10 and under must have a parent or adult present with them during class. All registered students MUST complete the Today’s Hunter student manual homework before participating in class. The manual can be downloaded for free at www.hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/ or students can pick up a free hard copy manual at Bloomfield Pawn Shop, 708 W. Broadway Ave., Bloomfield, NM 87413, (Please call for store hours (505) 632-2972). Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Registration Details:

Registration opens on Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. and is conducted online through the student’s 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.     

Hunter Education @ Rockhound State Park
Feb 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 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, hands-on break-out sessions, review methods and homework to educate students. Students 10 and under must have a parent or adult present with them during class. All registered students MUST complete the Today’s Hunter student manual homework before participating in class. The manual can be downloaded for free at,www.hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/ or students can pick up a free hard copy manual at Rockhound State Park. Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Registration Details:

Registration opens on Jan. 16, 2024, at 9 a.m. and is conducted online through the student’s 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.    

Wild turkey hunting workshop @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Spend a day with us to learn more about wild turkeys, their habits, and hunting them. This class is open to 20 registered participants (registration opens on January 29, 2024 at 9 a.m.). Learn the following:

  • Wild turkey biology and history of their conservation
  • How to hunt wild turkeys *Essential turkey hunting gear
  • Using onX
  • How to call wild turkeys
  • Survival
  • Licensing and hunting regulations
  • Shot placement

This workshop will allow you plenty of time to get your gear together, scout and practice calls before the general spring season opens on April 15th!

Registration opens January 29th, 2024 at 9a.m. Limited to 20 participants. Click Here to register. For any questions please call 505-490-1095

ATV safety class @ Doña Ana County Fairgrounds racetrack
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the old racetrack at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, site of the Southern New Mexico State Fair.

Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years on public lands. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles.

ATVs and safety gear will be available for use during the class.

Registration Details:

Students must be at least 6 years of age. Space is limited – all students must already have or must create a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/), and register prior to the class to ensure that each student will have an age- and size-appropriate training ATV available.

Feb
11
Sun
Adult quail hunting camp @ Bottomless Lakes State Park campground
Feb 11 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Participants will learn how to identify quail, practice clay shooting, quail hunt and field dress quail. They will also learn about rules and regulations and receive a refresher on hunter safety. Camping will take place at Bottomless Lakes State Park campground near Roswell and the hunt will take place on nearby public land.

Registration Details:

  • Would like women and men over 18 years of age who have never hunted before.
  • Registration Opens – Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, at 9 a.m.
  • Registration Closes – When full.
  • Participant Orientation on Zoom – Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, from 6-6:45 p.m. Attendance is MANDATORY.
  • Zoom link will be emailed to successful registrants on Friday, Feb. 2.

Feb
16
Fri
New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show @ Manuel Lujan Exhibit Complex, Expo New Mexico
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show was started after Bob Gerding passed to continue his legacy of bringing together people who spend time outdoors in New Mexico. The Department sponsors several activities at this annual event, including a catch-and-release fish pond for kids that gives them an opportunity to win prizes from the many vendors participating. Several calling contests are also taking place, including turkey and elk. Conservation officers will be on hand with the Poach Coach to answer questions, as will several biologists and other Department employees. The event is free to those who have a valid hunting or fishing license. Entry fee is $3 for all others.

Vendor Application is available by contacting Star Gonzales at estelle.gonzales@dgf.nm.gov

Feb
17
Sat
Hunter Education @ Bayard, NM
Feb 17 @ 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, hands-on break-out sessions, review methods and homework to educate students. Students 10 and under must have a parent or adult present with them during class. All registered students MUST complete the Today’s Hunter student manual homework before participating in class. The manual can be downloaded for free at www.hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/ or students can pick up a free hard copy manual at Imperial, 1004 N Pope St., Silver City, NM. Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Registration Details:

Registration opens on Jan. 22, at 9 a.m. and is conducted online through the student’s 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.