Habitat Stamp Program Citizen Advisory Meeting @ New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Headquarters
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting with the Citizen Advisory Committee. Members of the public are invited to attend this hybrid public meeting in order to provide comments.

Comments can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Habitat Stamp Program Manager, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507; or by email,, or in person at the meeting listed above.

Arizona-New Mexico Chapter of American Fisheries Society
Feb 2 – Feb 4 all-day

NMDGF will be participating at the Arizona-New Mexico Chapter of American Fisheries Society in Farmington, New Mexico. Staff will be participating in a mentor lunch, wildlife/fisheries competition, and attending scientific presentations.

School Event: Wildlife Presentation at Carroll Elementary @ Carroll Elementary
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am


NMDGF will be giving a wildlife presentation at Carroll Elementary.

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 The general public is also encouraged to contact the NMDGF Information Center at 888-248-6866 with any questions.

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Sierra Blanca Archery Shoot @ Moon Mountain Disc Gold Course
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

This will be a 3D archery shoot competition where youth will compete for prizes such as belt buckles and bows. There will also be a team (duo) competition where an adult and a youth pair up and compete against other teams for belt buckles. Archery equipment will be provided. Individuals can use their own equipment for fun but in order to compete for prizes they have to use our equipment. Food and drinks will be provided.

No registration. Need to finish shooting by 11 a.m.

NASP – Basic Archery Instructor Certification Workshop @ Hoover Middle School
Aug 17 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This workshop is for certification as a Basic Archery Instructor for participation in the National Archery in the Schools Program. The workshop follows a hybrid-learning model with both online and in-person instruction.  All equipment is provide for training purposes.  Register online at

Elk Calling @ Albuquerque, NM
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm

NMDGF Con Ed program will be assisting with an elk calling demonstration at Lava Rock Brewery.  Please contact the location for more information.

Bear Fest @ PEEC Nature Center
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

NMDGF will work a booth at the Bear Fest.

Registration Details:
Please email Kristen for more information.