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 www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

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 https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ 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.

Ruidoso Youth 3D Archery Shoot @ Moon Mountain Disc Golf Course
Jun 11 all-day

All youth are welcome! You can bring your own bow or we can provide you a bow so you can participate. There will also be a Wildlife Test as well. At 2:00 p.m. the top shooters and high scores on the test will receive prizes. We will also be giving out other door prizes to the kids who participated. Lunch and water will be provided as well.

Fishing with APS Summer School @ Tingley Beach
Jun 13 – Jun 16 all-day

NMDGF will be fishing with APS Summer School Students.

Event closed to the public.

EPLUS Primary Zone (PMZ) Landowner List
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm

Visit the EPLUS webpage to learn more about the program. Click on the Hunters tab to obtain a copy of the PMZ list.

Off-road Vehicle Meet Up Clean Up Event @ West Side of Mesilla Valley Dam
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Join OHV/ATV community members and organizations for a public land clean up event. Offroading is a popular activity performed within our public lands. We would love to hear from the OHV/ATV community about your experience on our public lands while also cleaning up to ensure future generations the same opportunity.