Fishing with Aztec Elementary School Kindergarten Students @ Aztec Riverside Park Pond
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish staff will be fishing with Aztec Elementary School kindergartners on two consecutive days, May 2 -3, 2024, at Riverside Park Pond. There will be approximately 100 students participating in 4 outdoor stations, one of which is fishing. The event is closed to the public.

Fishing Workshops and Clinics
May 3 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

These workshops and fishing clinics are for the fourth-graders. The fishing workshops will consist of fishing safety, knots, equipment, casting and fish identification. Students and Department staff will be fishing. This event is closed to the public.

Ladies Fly Fishing – Casting Clinic @ NW Area Game & Fish Office - Albuquerque, NM
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

This class is open to any lady seeking to learn or improve on their fly fishing, casting skills and abilities. Participants will receive instruction and coaching from Trish Valdez and other Trout Unlimited – Bosque Chapter members to gain or improve their fly casting skills for fly fishing. No equipment is necessary but ladies are encouraged to bring their own if they have it. This is for all levels of angler!
*The Ladies Fly Fishing 101 Classroom Clinic is a prerequisite to register for this session*

Registration opens April 15 at 9 a.m. to 12 participants at Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

NASP – National Archery in the Schools Program – Basic Archery Instructor Workshop @ NMDGF Albuquerque Area Office
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

This workshop is for certification as a Basic Archery Instructor for participation in the National Archery in the Schools Program. The workshop follows a hybrid learning model with both online and in-person instruction. All equipment is provided for training purposes. This event is closed to the public.

This is a private workshop for Project Venture.

Clovis Municipal Schools, James Bickley: Classroom Talk (three will be given) @ Clovis NM
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

A fishing classroom day will be held for James Bickley’s 3rd Grade Classroom 1. The following topics:

What is Fishing?, types of NM fish species/anatomy, habitat, diet, understanding fishing gear, tying knots, safety, and so on. This will also include a demonstration of how to assemble the rod and reel, which will be put into practice during the fishing day that follows this class.

Connie Backa-Lamb with James Bickley Elementary is the educator working Matty Gonzales.

TISA School Fishing Event @ Red Rock Hatchery @ Red River Hatchery Kids Pond
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Department staff will be teaching a fishing lesson to Taos Integrated School for the Arts, which participates in the Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program. The students will be learning how to assemble rods, tie knots, bait hooks, cast safely and catch, land and release fish. This event is closed to the public

Public Meeting: Habitat Stamp Program Citizen Advisory Committee to Meet May 9
May 9 @ 1:00 pm

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting with the Citizen Advisory Committee. During this meeting, project status will be provided and updates will be presented. Members of the public are invited to attend this hybrid public meeting in order to provide comments. An agenda will be posted on the Habitat Stamp Program website prior to the meeting. 

  • May 9, 2024, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, 1 p.m. 

A meeting agenda along with information about how to attend and participate in the virtual component of this meeting will be available on the NMDGF webpage, 

Comments can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Habitat Stamp Program Manager, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507; or by email,, or in person at the meeting listed above.

Clovis Municipal Schools, James Bickley: Fishing Day @ Greene Acres Park
May 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

A hands-on fishing day will be held for James Bickley’s 3rd Grade Classrooms 1, 2, & 3.

Connie Backa-Lamb with James Bickley Elementary reached out to retain assistance from NMDGF – Aquatic Educator Contractor, Matty Gonzales.