Fishing Workshops and Clinic @ Artesia Public Schools
Apr 3 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

These events are for the special-needs students of Artesia Public Schools. The workshops and fishing clinic will consist of fishing safety, knots, equipment, casting and fish identification, with fishing at Lake Van.   

N/A Closed to the public.

Caballo Lake State Park – Outdoor Adventure Day for Dona Ana Elementary @ Caballo Lake State Park
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Dona Ana Elementary students from Las Cruces will rotate through five stations.

  1. Target Archery – NMDGF
  2. Wildlife Skulls & Pelts – NMDGF
  3. Water Safety – New Mexico Park Ranger
  4. Nature Walk – New Mexico Park Ranger 5. Live Reptiles – New Mexico Wildlife Center

Closed to the public.

Wildlife Station at Caballo Lake @ Caballo Lake State Park
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Department staff will be running a wildlife station at Caballo Lake State Park. This event is closed to the public.

Adult Women-Beginner Shotgun Shooting Clinic @ City of Albuquerque Shooting Range Park
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The NM Department of Game and Fish is hosting a shotgun shooting training clinic for adult women who have never shot or have very limited experience with shooting shotguns. Trained staff will teach safety, basic shooting techniques, cleaning the gun and how to properly shoot a shotgun and be successful at shooting clays.

Shotguns, ammo and clays will be provided. Please bring a lunch, water, sunscreen and whatever else you need, we will not be taking a full lunch, and there are not any food places near by.

Registration Details:

Registration opens March 11 and closes April 1, or when the class is full.

Click on the below link to register


Adult Warm-Water Beginner Fishing Class @ Albuquerque Game and Fish Office
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Class is offered to adults (over 18) who have limited fishing experience. Please do not register if you are an experienced angler or under 18 years of age. Participants will learn how to cast, fish identification, fishing techniques, equipment and gear, knot tying, and rules and regulations. We won’t be fishing but attendees will learn everything necessary to catch black bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, walleye, white bass and yellow perch. It is non-mandatory, but participants can bring the following: their own rod and reel and a fishing license.

Registration Details:

Fishing with Dolores Gonzales Elementary School 5th Graders @ Tingley Beach
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be fishing with Dolores Gonzales Elementary School 5th grade class. The fishing will be preceded with casting skills lesson at Dolores Gonzales Elementary School on April 9.

National Wild Turkey Federation WITO Event @ Cloudcroft, NM
Apr 12 all-day

The Department will participate at the NWTF Women in the Outdoors Event (WITO) in Cloudcroft, NM. Department staff will be assisting with fishing, turkey calling/hunting and turkey life history presentations.

Registration Details:

Please contact Helen Butt.

NM Wildlife Federation (NMWF) – Nature Niños Intern Onboarding Class @ Liam Knight Pond
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

An interactive class will be held for NMWF Interns that provides a high-level overview of angling essentials. This session will be tailored to the interns so that they’ll be able to use knowledge gained to facilitate future fishing days with their respective groups. The class will cover topics such as fish species/anatomy, habitat, diet, understanding fishing gear, tying knots, safety and so on. The participants will be gauged and quizzed throughout the session to ensure they’re retaining the content. This will include hands-on practice casting, rod and reel assembly, and barb pinching.

Registration Details:
There was no registration for this session. NMWF Nature Niños reached out to retain assistance from NMDGF – Aquatic Educator, Contractor, Matty Gonzales.