Sep
7
Thu
New Mexico State Fair Exhibit @ Natural Resources Building at Expo New Mexico
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm

The Department’s annual exhibit at the New Mexico State Fair will be open to fair attendees Sept. 7-17 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., featuring live fish species and educational displays. Department staff will also be on hand to answer questions from the public.

Additional Contacts:
Name: Ryan Darr
Email: ryan.darr@dgf.nm.gov
Phone Number: 505-239-2770

Name: Valente Meza
Email: valente.meza@dgf.nm.gov

Sep
9
Sat
National Archery in the School Program – Basic Archery Instructor Workshop @ Deming High School
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This workshop is the hands-on portion of a hybrid National Archery in the School Program (NASP) model for certification as a NASP Basic Archery Instructor. NASP-certified instructors can present the NASP curriculum to students in grades 4-12 throughout New Mexico.

Registration Details: https://naspbai.org/ClassSearch.aspx?country=US&state=NM

Sep
16
Sat
Hunter Education Course @ SW Area Game & Fish Office
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course includes a live fire session on the Dept.s pellet rifle trailer and 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 the Roswell Game & Fish Office (M-F 8am-5pm) or 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 and live fire authorization forms upon arrival to class.

Registration Details:

Registration opens on August 28, 2023 at 9am 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.

Sep
17
Sun
Hunter Education Course @ SW Area Game & Fish Office
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course includes a live fire session on the Dept.s pellet rifle trailer and 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 the Roswell Game & Fish Office (M-F 8am-5pm) or 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 and live fire authorization forms upon arrival to class.

Registration Details:

Registration opens on August 28, 2023 at 9am 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.

Sep
23
Sat
Free Fishing Weekend @ Entire State of New Mexico
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day

National Hunting and Fishing Day. No fishing license required on Sept 23-24; all other fishing rules apply

Sep
27
Wed
Santa Fe Home School Fishing @ Cowells Pond, Upper Pecos
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program staff will be fishing with up to 25 youth from the Santa Fe home-school community. Department staff will be on hand to teach the kids how to tie a fishing knot, set up a fishing rig and practice casting skills before fishing.

Sep
30
Sat
Youth Group Event: Outdoor activities with girl scout group @ NMDGF Albuquerque Area Office
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

**This youth group event is closed to the general public**

NMDGF will be doing various outdoor activities with a girl scout group.  Activities will include casting, archery and wildlife presentation.

Oct
11
Wed
Fishing with Dolores Gonzales Elementary School @ Tingley Beach
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Aquatic Education program staff will be fishing with 40 elementary school kids from Dolores Gonzales Elementary School at Tingley Beach. Department staff will review knot tying, setting up a fishing rig and casting procedures and how to put a rig together. Participants will then set up their own rigs to fish.