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.

State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Eagle Nest
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Free Fishing Day 2022
Jun 4 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 4, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, June 4, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit

Maps of public fishing waters, lists of where to find family-friendly fishing and tips on how to fish also can be found on the department website.


4 de junio: día de pesca gratuita en Nuevo México. No se requiere licencia (se aplican todas las demás reglas de pesca).

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.