State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Gallup
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am

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State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Albuqeruque
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am

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Hunter Education Courses
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day

Keep checking for updates to our hunter and bowhunter education course schedule. Courses are added to the class list as we hear from our volunteer instructors. See Courses & How-to-Register.

All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training (ATV) @ Los Lunas River Park
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class provided by the Village of Los Lunas Open Space Division. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years.

ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class.

Students must be at least 6 years of age. Space is limited – all students must already have or must create a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (, and register prior to the class. This ensures that each student will have an age- and size-appropriate training ATV available.

Introduction to Archery @ Elephant Butte Lake - Dirt Dam Area
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction to archery for all ages. Come out and shoot our NASP bows and arrows. Personal recurve and long bows are allowed, but NO COMPOUND BOWS. We will have classic NASP targets set up as well as a short 3-D target course. 8 a.m. to Noon – Shoot as much as you want. All are welcome to attend. NM Fishing License required ages 12 and over.

Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Bear Fest @ Los Alamos Nature Center
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

NMDGF will be working an informational/educational booth at the Bear Fest in Los Alamos.

Wildlife Presentation at Bloomfield High School @ Bloomfield High School
Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NMDGF will be giving a wildlife presentation to students at Bloomfield High School.

Event closed to the public.

Hunter Education – Dexter, New Mexico @ Dexter High School
Sep 6 @ 7:50 am – 9:30 am

This course will be conducted during the school day to Dexter High School students seeking hunter education certification to meet hunting requirements in New Mexico. This course is an instructor-led, student course that incorporates lecture, video, break-out sessions, review methods and homework to educate students. All students will complete the Today’s Hunter student manual homework during class. Students pick up a free hard copy manual during Felix Hernandez’s class. The manual can also be downloaded for free at event is closed to the public.