Bowhunter Skills Camp @ Manzano Mountains State Park
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This camp is for participants of any age who is interested in learning more about the basics of archery and bow hunting. Participants will learn archery basics and safety, how to choose equipment, proper shot placement while hunting, outdoor preparedness, and more!

All archery equipment will be provided however, participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment if they have it. Camping is available at the State Park per reservation. Participants are responsible for all food and drinks. Youth under 18 must have a parent or adult present during the camp.

Registration Details:

Registration opens April 17 at 9 a.m. on the following link, The registration link will also be available on the Hunter Education Camp tab on the following department web page,

All participants must have a Department Customer Id Number (CIN) Account and enter this number onto the registration form.

Training: 3-D ARCHERY ADVENTURE CHALLENGE @ Koch Pavilion in Tererro, New Mexico
May 22 all-day

New Mexico Administrative Services Division employees will participate in a 3-D Archery Adventure Shoot training. Participants will walk a pre-determined course in small groups. Each archer gets one to three shots at a three-dimensional target shaped like an animal. The targets on the animals cover the vital areas where a hunter would normally aim. This course challenge archers to adapt their shooting to account for variable conditions, distances, and angles. Participants will learn how to score a target and track their individual score.

Closed to the public

Wild Turkey Cook Along @ Virtual on Zoom
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

You’re invited to join us live on Wednesday May 22, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. for this special virtual wild turkey cook-along event.

Have you been hitting the turkey hills this season? If yes, and you have been fortunate enough to bring home some of that fresh and delicious turkey meat, then join NMDGF Staff as we cook up “Meateater’s Copycat Chick-Fil-A Turkey Nuggets” and other fun fixings that you and your family are sure to enjoy.

Didn’t notch a tag? Join us anyway and substitute wild turkey meat for any white meat bird you have in your freezer. You must register at the Zoom link by noon on May 20th. This will give you time to snag all the ingredients and get that kitchen prep ready to go for our first ever cook along event.

While this event is focused on ladies, we welcome everyone to join us.

To participate in the virtual session click the following link to register by noon on May 20th for this meeting,

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email, ingredient lists, and recipes for this event.

Outdoor Adventure Day Off-highway vehicle public information and outreach @ Liam Knight Pond
Jun 1 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program will be conducting public outreach and education at the NMDGF Outdoor Adventure Day at Liam Knight Pond in Corrales, NM. The OHV Program will be offering demonstration rides on its ATV simulator and giving out swag bags for kids.

4th Annual Free Outdoor Adventure Day @ Liam Knight Pond
Jun 1 @ 7:30 am – 1:30 pm
T or C Youth Archery Event @ Ralph Edwards Park T or C, NM
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This youth archery event is open to the public.

T or C Youth Event @ Ralph Edwards Park T or C, NM
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Youth archery event

OHV safety day @ Logan, NM
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm