Department staff will be making repairs to the berms and doing a general cleanup at the department’s Stephen M. Bush Shooting Range in Clayton, New Mexico. This will take place over Oct. 12-13, 2022. The range will be closed to the public on these days for staff safety.
NMDGF will be giving two presentations on elk to wildlife students at Cleveland High School. Event closed to the public.
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 Gebos, 721 N Main, Lovington, NM 88260. 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 opens on Sept. 26 and is conducted online through the student’s 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.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-Highway Vehicle Program presents an ATV safety class at the NM Game & Fish Southeast Area Office in Roswell, N.M. Students completing the class receive the safety permit required for off-highway vehicle operators under the age of 18 years. Students under the age of 18 will also receive a free helmet and goggles. ATVs and safety gear are available for use during the class.
The NMDGF Aquatic Education Program will be fishing with 50 Capitan middle and high school students with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization at Alto Lake, New Mexico, on Oct. 15, 2022. NMDGF fishing contractor Casey Harthorn and Dennis Segura will be working the event. This event is closed to the public.
Nature Niños is excited to plan a big community event at Shady Lakes this fall. Sat., Oct. 29 has been reserved as an “Intro to the Outdoors” community event at Shady Lakes. This event will be hosted from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Light snacks and drinks will be provided, but families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while out on the property. The hunter education pellet trailer will be available for families to learn about safe, ethical and responsible firearms handling and how to enroll in a hunter education course.