Bowhunter Skills Camp @ City of Carlsbad Shooting Range
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This camp is for participants of any age who are interested in learning more about the basics of archery and bowhunting. Participants will learn archery basics and safety, how to choose equipment, proper shot placement while hunting, outdoor preparedness and more! All archery equipment will be provided; however, you are encouraged to bring your own equipment if you have it. Participants are responsible for food and drinks.

Registration opens Nov. 7. Registration forms will be available for download off the following Game & Fish web page, and click on the Shooting tab. All participants must have a Department Customer Id Number (CIN) Account and enter this number onto the registration form. Youth under 18 must have a parent or adult present during the camp.


State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Santa Fe
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

General wildlife presentation @ Alamosa Public Library
Jan 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

NMDGF will be giving a presentation on wildlife and will be using skulls, hides, antlers and horns along with a PowerPoint presentation and animal calls.

Hunter Education @ Vista Grande Community Center,
Feb 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This course is open to students of any age 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. Students 10 and under must have a parent/adult present with them during class. All students MUST complete the Today’s Hunter student manual homework before participating in class. Students can pick up a free hard copy manual at USFS Sandia Ranger District, 11776 NM 337, Tijeras, NM 87059 or New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, 7816 Alamo Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. The manual can also be downloaded for free at, Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Registration opens on Jan. 23, and is conducted online through the students Customer Id Number (CIN) Account. Once in the account, click on Hunter Education then click the Register for Hunter Ed Classes button and follow the prompts.