Hunting/Shooting/Fishing Camp Contractor ITB pre-bid meeting @ Zoom
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Department will be hosting a pre-bid Zoom meeting to answer questions potential contractors may have about becoming a Department hunting/shooting/fishing camp contractor. We will provide an overview of what responsibilities the contractor would have as well as general requirements.

Overview: Camp contractors will host day and overnight hunting, fishing and shooting camps, as needed and determined by the Department. We encourage anyone interested in becoming a camp contractor to attend this meeting. However, attendance is NOT MANDATORY to place a bid. Link to more information, and to bid on the camp contractor position, can be found on the State of New Mexico General Services Department website, under active procurements. Listed as: Conservation Skills, Hunting/Shooting/Fishing Camp Coordinator

Registration Details:

Please use the zoom link to join the meeting:

ATV Safety Class @ Village of Los Lunas River Park
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 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 earn the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under 18 years of age.

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

Ladies Fly Fishing 101 Class @ Las Cruces (NMDGF Office and Alumni Pond)
Aug 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

This clinic is open to women of all ages living in the southern regions of New Mexico interested in learning the basics of fly fishing. Participants will learn the basic knowledge and skills needed to get them started on the water. Part I of the class students will learn about the equipment used for fly fishing, how to set up a fly rod and reel with leader, tippet and fly. The class will cover the different types of flies used for trout fishing, what they represent, knots to attach them, and some strategies and tactics to know when and how to fish them effectively. Part II will cover the basics of fly casting on the water, covering the two most important casts, overhead and roll.

This class will be offered by volunteers from the Gila and Rio Grande Chapters of Trout Unlimited..

Registration Details:

Registration opened July 14 and is full. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

National Guard Gloreita Adventure Camp @ Gloreita,NM
Aug 20 all-day

NMDGF will be showing camp participants wildlife specimens and talking about wildlife.

Ladies Fly Fishing 101 Class @ NW Area Game & Fish Office
Aug 26 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This class is open to any lady interested in learning the basics of fly fishing. This session will focus on  fly fishing equipment selection, knot tying, selecting lures/flies, reading the water for best catching results, skills to hook, land and release a fish, what you need before you go, and much more! This is a BYOL (bring your own lunch event).

This class will be offered by volunteers from the Bosque Chapter of Trout Unlimited and no equipment is required.

Registration Details:

Registration opens August 9 to 24 participants at Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

School Wildlife Presentations @ V. Sue Cleveland HS
Aug 28 all-day

*This school event is closed to the general public*

NMDGF will be giving six wildlife presentations to criminal justice students at V. Sue Cleveland High School.

Wacky Wednesday @ First Presbyterian Church
Aug 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This School Event is Closed to the Public.


Students in kindergarten through fourth grade will spend the afternoon learning about animal diversity and identification. Department staff will be present with educational materials in support of this event.

School Event: Career Day at Arroyo del Oso Elementary School @ Albuquerque, NM
Aug 31 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

**This School Event is Closed to the General Public**

NMDGF will be participating at a Career Day at Arroyo del Oso Elementary School.