Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV) Training for Los Alamos National Labs Employees
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish OHV program was asked to provide certified ROV training to employees of Los Alamos National Laboratories who use UTVs as part of their official duties. Students will be registered manually after reporting their CINs. This event is closed to the public.

Hunter Education – Dexter, New Mexico @ Dexter High School
Sep 23 @ 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.

Career Day @ Hillrise Elementary School
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Las Cruces Public Schools and Hillrise Elementary are having a career day for children attending the school on Sept. 23, 2022. An estimated 400 elementary-aged students from the school will be participating in the event. This event is closed to the public.

Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (ROV) Training for Pojoaque Police Department
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish was asked to provide certified ROV training to first responders of the Pojoaque Police Department. This event is free but not open to the public. The training will be held in the Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico at a closed to the public outdoor training facility.

Classroom Presentations and Fishing Clinic @ Eagle Nest Elementary School
Sep 23 @ 8:30 pm – 2:30 pm

NMDGF will give presentations that focus on fish biology, fishing safety, fishing knots, rules and regulations, equipment preparation, casting and fishing opportunities in New Mexico. At the lake, the students will assemble their gear and go fishing. We normally practice catch and release; however, a few fish will be kept for dissection purposes. This event is closed to the public.

Casting Skills – Tesuque Pueblo @ Tesuque Pueblo Intergenerational Center
Sep 24 all-day

NMDGF Aquatic Education will be working with 20 Tesuque Pueblo youth practicing casting skills at the Tesuque Pueblo Intergenerational Center on Sept. 24. The group will follow up with a fishing day on Sept. 25 on their own. This event is closed to the public.

National Hunting & Fishing Day 2022
Sep 24 all-day

Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 25, as the state celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day.

Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, Sept. 24, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit

For information about where to fish and what to use, consult the department’s weekly fishing and stocking report. 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.


24 de septiembre: día nacional de la caza y la pesca. No se requiere licencia (se aplican todas las demás reglas de pesca).

All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Training (ATV) @ Los Lunas River Park
Sep 24 @ 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.