Clovis Municipal Schools, James Bickley: Classroom Talk (three will be given) @ Clovis NM
May 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

A fishing classroom day will be held for James Bickley’s 3rd Grade Classroom 1. The following topics:

What is Fishing?, types of NM fish species/anatomy, habitat, diet, understanding fishing gear, tying knots, safety, and so on. This will also include a demonstration of how to assemble the rod and reel, which will be put into practice during the fishing day that follows this class.

Connie Backa-Lamb with James Bickley Elementary is the educator working Matty Gonzales.

TISA School Fishing Event @ Red Rock Hatchery @ Red River Hatchery Kids Pond
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Department staff will be teaching a fishing lesson to Taos Integrated School for the Arts, which participates in the Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program. The students will be learning how to assemble rods, tie knots, bait hooks, cast safely and catch, land and release fish. This event is closed to the public

Clovis Municipal Schools, James Bickley: Fishing Day @ Greene Acres Park
May 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

A hands-on fishing day will be held for James Bickley’s 3rd Grade Classrooms 1, 2, & 3.

Connie Backa-Lamb with James Bickley Elementary reached out to retain assistance from NMDGF – Aquatic Educator Contractor, Matty Gonzales.

NASP – National Archery in the Schools Program – Basic Archery Instructor Workshop @ NMDGF Albuquerque Office
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop is for certification as a Basic Archery Instructor for participation in the National Archery in the Schools Program. The workshop follows a hybrid learning model with both online and in-person instruction. All equipment is provide for training purposes. Register online at

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Ladies Fly Fishing – Casting Clinic @ NW Area Game & Fish Office
May 11 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

This class is open to any lady seeking to learn or improve on their fly fishing, casting skills and abilities. Participants will receive instruction and coaching from Trish Valdez and other Trout Unlimited – Bosque Chapter members to gain or improve their fly casting skills for fly fishing. No equipment is necessary but ladies are encouraged to bring their own if they have it. This is for all levels of angler!

*The Ladies Fly Fishing 101 Classroom Clinic is a prerequisite to register for this session*

Registration opens April 22 at 9am to 12 participants can register Here.
Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Falconry Presentation @ Taos, NM
May 13 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

This Presentation is closed to the public.

Presentation will present information on basic biology, conservation, and the sport of falconry

3-D Archery Adventure with SMU-in-Taos @ Fort Burgwin
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SMU-in-Taos Summer College Program will participate in a 3-D Archery Adventure Shoot. College-age students will walk a pre-determined course in small groups. Each archer gets a 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. These courses challenge archers to adapt their shooting to account for variable conditions, distances and angles. Students will learn how to score a target and track their individual score.

Private event. – Must be pre-enrolled through the SMU-in-Taos summer program.

NM State Game Commission Meeting @ Hobbs
May 16 all-day