Wildlife Station at Caballo Lake @ Caballo Lake State Park
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Department staff will be running a wildlife station at Caballo Lake State Park. This event is closed to the public.

Adult Warm-Water Beginner Fishing Class @ Albuquerque Game and Fish Office
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Class is offered to adults (over 18) who have limited fishing experience. Please do not register if you are an experienced angler or under 18 years of age. Participants will learn how to cast, fish identification, fishing techniques, equipment and gear, knot tying, and rules and regulations. We won’t be fishing but attendees will learn everything necessary to catch black bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, walleye, white bass and yellow perch. It is non-mandatory, but participants can bring the following: their own rod and reel and a fishing license.

Registration Details:

Fishing with Dolores Gonzales Elementary School 5th Graders @ Tingley Beach
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be fishing with Dolores Gonzales Elementary School 5th grade class. The fishing will be preceded with casting skills lesson at Dolores Gonzales Elementary School on April 9.

National Wild Turkey Federation WITO Event @ Cloudcroft, NM
Apr 12 all-day

The Department will participate at the NWTF Women in the Outdoors Event (WITO) in Cloudcroft, NM. Department staff will be assisting with fishing, turkey calling/hunting and turkey life history presentations.

Registration Details:

Please contact Helen Butt.

NM Wildlife Federation (NMWF) – Nature Niños Intern Onboarding Class @ Liam Knight Pond
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

An interactive class will be held for NMWF Interns that provides a high-level overview of angling essentials. This session will be tailored to the interns so that they’ll be able to use knowledge gained to facilitate future fishing days with their respective groups. The class will cover topics such as fish species/anatomy, habitat, diet, understanding fishing gear, tying knots, safety and so on. The participants will be gauged and quizzed throughout the session to ensure they’re retaining the content. This will include hands-on practice casting, rod and reel assembly, and barb pinching.

Registration Details:
There was no registration for this session. NMWF Nature Niños reached out to retain assistance from NMDGF – Aquatic Educator, Contractor, Matty Gonzales.

ATV Safety Class @ Village of Los Lunas River Park
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program will present 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 the age of 18 years. ATVs and safety gear are available for use 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.

Hunter Education Field Day with Live Fire @ Belen Shooting Sports Association
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 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 NM Department Game and Fish Office, 7816 Alamo Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. The manual can also be downloaded for free at, www.hunter-ed.com/newmexico/manual/. Students are required to turn in their completed manual worksheets upon arrival to class.

Registration Details:

Registration opens on March 25th 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.

Fly Fishing with Fly Fish NM and Big Brothers Big Sisters @ Tingley Beach
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be fly fishing with youth at Tingley Beach in Albuquerque in conjunction with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Central New Mexico and Fly Fish New Mexico.

Registration Details:
This event is closed to the public.