As a result of the Governor’s public health directive related to COVID-19, the Governor’s Special Hunt Auction and Banquet scheduled for March 14, 2020 has been postponed. We will notify all ticket holders when a new date has been set and look forward to seeing all attendees at the rescheduled event. For anyone who purchased tickets or a table and is unable to attend the rescheduled event and is in need of a refund, please contact Gabi Gomez at the Santa Fe Community Foundation at 505-988-9715.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the Village of Los Lunas Open Space Officers are providing an OHV Safety Training for first responders. The Village of Los Lunas Open Space Officers are certified Off-Highway Vehicle instructors. This event is free but it is not open to the public. The training will be held at the Los Lunas River Park.
Students of any age must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in any training that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about trainings offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Officer Desi Ortiz. Currently there are 2 open spaces to fill for the training.
NMDGF staff and USFWS LE will be giving information (virtually) on catfishing to include licenses information, biology, possible areas to fish and methods. This event is open to the public and more information can be found at https://friendsofbosquedelapache.org/festival-of-the-cranes/.
The landscape around Los Alamos is unique and provides excellent habitat for wildlife to live in and near the community. In the community, you can frequently see deer, bears, cougars and other wildlife — or at least see evidence of them.
Everyone can work together to help keep wildlife and people safe. On April 27 at 6:00 p.m. Game and Fish officers and biologists will be live on Zoom and broadcast on the Department’s Facebook page to talk about the unique landscape, wildlife that are in the area, what to do if you live in the area and how to be safe when recreating in the area.
Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m1N5GWwtRwqRrcl9REdkvw
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting of the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Advisory Board for Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually on the OHV website.
Those interested in participating and providing comments are encouraged to pre-register and attend the meeting on the Zoom webinar platform. The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board will meet in public session to hear the following: OHV budget update, general program update, OHV education update, OHV law enforcement update and public comment.
The Department’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program has an annual budget of $795,100.00 funded by revenue generated from the Trail Safety Fund. The OHV Act required the creation of the Trail Safety Fund, which generates revenue from OHV registration fees.
The OHV Advisory Board was established to advise the Department of Game and Fish on matters related to administration of the OHV Act. The board consists of the following seven members appointed by the governor to two-year terms:
- One landowner living near a national forest or Bureau of Land Management property that is used extensively for recreational off-highway vehicle activity;
- One producer or one grazing permittee on public lands from the farming or livestock industry;
- One person from the off-highway motor vehicle industry;
- One off-highway motor vehicle user;
- One hunter or angler;
- One quiet recreationalist, such as a hiker, backpacker, birdwatcher, equestrian, mountain biker, rock climber or archaeological enthusiast; and
- One member with expertise in injury prevention or treatment.
For more information about the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s Off-Highway Vehicle Program, please contact Matt Seidel, by email or phone (505) 222-4728, or visit the Department’s OHV webpage.
NMDGF will be giving a virtual presentation on oryx and ibex to an audience through the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.
Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 25, as the state celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day.
Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state Saturday, Sept. 25, but everyone must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information, please visit www.wildlife.state.nm.us.
For information about where to fish and what to use, consult the department’s weekly fishing and stocking report. Maps of public fishing waters, lists of where to find family-friendly fishing and tips on how to fish also can be found on the department website.