Jun
17
Sat
Hunter Education Camp @ B.S.A Camp Tres Ritos
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

This camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. Camp is free, meals will be provided and participants will tent-camp on the property.

Participants will learn safe and responsible firearms handling, ethical hunting behaviors, conservation, wildlife identification and basic survival skills. Additionally, participants will learn from department conservation officers about their jobs including wildlife investigations, decoy operations, working with wildlife and test their marksmanship skills with bow and arrows. All equipment will be provided.

 

Registration Details:

Registration opens May 15 at https://forms.office.com/g/rnZ85DDmFy. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To qualify for the camp, participants must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department and complete the required homework before attending.

Jun
18
Sun
Hunter Education Camp @ B.S.A Camp Tres Ritos
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This camp is open to youth ages 10 -17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. Camping is free, meals will be provided, and participants will tent-camp on the property.

Participants will learn safe and responsible firearms handling, ethical hunting behaviors, conservation, wildlife identification, and basic survival skills. Additionally, participants will learn from department conservation officers about their jobs, including wildlife investigations, decoy operations, and working with wildlife. Participants will test their marksmanship skills with bows and arrows. All equipment will be provided.

 

Registration Details: 

Registration opens May 15 at https://forms.office.com/g/rnZ85DDmFy. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To qualify for the camp, participants must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department and complete the required homework before attending.

Hunter Education Camp @ B.S.A Camp Tres Ritos
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. Camp is free, meals will be provided and participants will tent-camp on the property.

Participants will learn safe and responsible firearms handling, ethical hunting behaviors, conservation, wildlife identification and basic survival skills. Additionally, participants will learn from department conservation officers about their jobs including wildlife investigations, decoy operations, working with wildlife and test their marksmanship skills with bow and arrows. All equipment will be provided.

 

Registration Details:

Registration opens May 15 at https://forms.office.com/g/rnZ85DDmFy. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To qualify for the camp, participants must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department and complete the required homework before attending.

Jun
24
Sat
Bowhunter Education Instructor Workshop @ NM Department of Game and Fish Northwest Area Office
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

This workshop is required to become a certified bow hunter education instructor and will certify you to teach both the

Traditional and the Field Day Bowhunter Education student courses. This workshop will familiarize you with

equipment, methods and field activities used during class, lesson plans, and policies and procedures of the bow

hunter program. This workshop will also provide the New Mexico Bowhunter Education certification to new instructors who need a required New Mexico bowhunter education number.

Registration Details:

Interested applicants need to first become certified NMDGF volunteers. Below are the steps to become a certified volunteer:

1. Create a Customer Identification Account (CIN) with the Department at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/

2. Fill out a volunteer application at https://new-mexico.volunteers.kalkomey.com/                                                                                                    

3.Once the application is approved, certified volunteers can sign-up for the hunter education workshop through their CIN account        

Jul
1
Sat
Rio Costilla Cutthroat Trout Celebration @ Rio Costilla Comanche Creek and Shuree Ponds
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Department and our partners have completed the final stages of an over 40-year project restoring Rio Grande cutthroat trout, our state fish, to approximately 120 miles of stream, 10 lakes, and one reservoir near Costilla, New Mexico. This project ensures the long-term persistence of New Mexico’s state fish on the landscape in the face of our changing climate and will provide exceptional outdoor recreation for New Mexico anglers and tourism opportunities now and into the future.

On Saturday, July 1, 2023, we will be teaming up with our partners at the U.S. Forest Service, various non-profit organizations and area private landowners to host a “grand reveal” event to officially welcome the public to their improved recreation area. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring speeches from project partners and elected officials to welcome attendees and media to the event and to share information about the project and its benefits.

Following this introduction, the Department will be stocking additional catchable-size Rio Grande cutthroat trout along the Rio Costilla and Comanche Creek to boost fishing opportunity for this event and the Fourth of July weekend. The partners will simultaneously host a youth and family angler-education expo at the adjacent Shuree Ponds. The expo will include youth angler education with live fishing, informational booths and exhibits running until 5 p.m.

The media is invited to attend this event. For media questions, please contact Darren Vaughan, communications director, at 505-476-8027 or by email at Darren.Vaughan@dgf.nm.gov. The general public is also encouraged to contact the NMDGF Information Center at 888-248-6866 with any questions.

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Jul
7
Fri
ATV Safety Class @ Rio Arriba County Rural Events Center
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class open to the general public and 4-H participants. Students earn the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18.

ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class. A parent or guardian must remain on site during the class.

Registration Details:

Space is limited – all students must have a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/). Students must be at least 6 years of age.

Jul
8
Sat
ATV Safety Class @ Rio Arriba County Rural Events Center
Jul 8 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class open to the general public and 4-H participants. Students earn the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18.

ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class. A parent or guardian must remain on site during the class.

Registration Details:

Space is limited – all students must have a free account with the Department of Game and Fish (https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/). Students must be at least 6 years of age.

Jul
15
Sat
Hunter Education Instructor Training Workshop @ City of Clovis Shooting Range
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

This workshop is required to become a certified hunter education instructor and will certify the individual to teach both the Traditional and the Field Day Hunter Education student courses.

This workshop also provides a New Mexico Hunter Education certification to new instructors who need a required New Mexico hunter education number.

All participants must register prior to attending. Please see registration details below.

Registration Details:

Interested applicants need to first become a certified NMDGF volunteer. Below are the steps to become a certified volunteer:

1. Create a Customer Identification Account (CIN) with the Department at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/

2. Contact Conservation Education Manager Storm Usrey at stormw.usrey@dgf.nm.gov to obtain necessary volunteer paperwork.                                                            

3.Once all paperwork is approved, certified volunteers can sign-up for the hunter education workshop through their CIN account