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OHV News

Welcome to off-highway vehicle news from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Department-wide news can be found under Home → NMDGF News.

Training and Safety Updates

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Helmets for kids – what’s the right choice?

Hunker Down or Go Riding? For now, let’s talk about spring maintenance

New Machines for Training and Outreach

OHV Training Summary 2019

Responsible Recreation: Roads, Trails, and OHV Areas

Responsible Recreation: Spark Arresters – What are they and do I have one?

Ride Right for Safety!

States See Increase in OHV Sales, Use and Injuries During Pandemic

En Español

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¿Pueden los robots enseñar seguridad en vehículos todoterreno?

OHV News Archive

Expect checkpoints statewide during hunting and fishing seasons

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 15, 2022: Expect checkpoints statewide during hunting and fishing seasons The Department of Game and Fish will conduct checkpoints throughout the state during hunting and fishing seasons, in hunting and angling areas, to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. The 2022-2023 hunting and fishing season began April 1. All hunters and anglers are required to purchase a new license before hunting and fishing. Guides and outfitters are also reminded that new registration is required. The general turkey season begins April 15. For more information, please consult the Department’s Hunting Rules and Information Booklet. Hunters and anglers can expect checkpoints throughout the spring and summer. At checkpoints, conservation officers will check for compliance with the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Act. Drivers of vehicles hauling wood [...]

Applications Now Available for 2022-2023 Off-Highway Vehicle Grants

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEB. 21, 2022: Applications Now Available for 2022-2023 Off-Highway Vehicle Grants SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is now accepting grant applications for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation projects and law enforcement patrols. Federal, state and local government agencies as well as not-for-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for grants to enhance safe recreational use or mitigate impacts of side-by-sides, ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles on public lands. Law enforcement agencies can apply for grants to conduct OHV patrols and enforce the provisions of the OHV Act (66-3-1001 NMSA). Funds for grants are user-generated revenues from OHV registrations, collected in the state’s Trail Safety Fund and administered by the Department. Grants will reimburse up to $15,000 for projects starting July 1, 2022, with final [...]

New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOV. 19, 2021: New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting of the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Advisory Board for Dec. 8, 2021, beginning 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 updates on the following: OHV budget, general program, OHV education, OHV law enforcement and to hear 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 [...]

New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 12, 2021: New Mexico Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Advisory Board Meeting SANTA FE – 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 [...]

Applications Now Available for 2021-2022 Off-Highway Vehicle Grants

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DEC 1, 2020: Applications Now Available for 2021-2022 Off-Highway Vehicle Grants SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is now accepting grant applications for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) recreation projects and law enforcement patrols. Federal, state and local government agencies as well as not-for-profit organizations are encouraged to apply for grants to enhance safe recreational use or mitigate impacts of side-by-sides, ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles on public lands. Law enforcement agencies can apply for grants to conduct OHV patrols and enforce the provisions of the OHV Act (66-3-1001 NMSA). Funds for grants are user-generated revenues from OHV registrations, collected in the state’s Trail Safety Fund and administered by the Department. Grants will reimburse up to $15,000 for projects starting July 1, 2021, with final [...]

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