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Special Hunter Education Camp at Camp Tres Ritos near Mora

Skills Camp 2018

Receive hands-on training

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youth can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification.

The camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. It will be conducted the weekend of June 7-9, at the Boy Scout’s Camp Tres Ritos near Mora. Meals are free and participants will tent-camp on the property. Registration for this opportunity opens May 6. Those interested in attending must complete and return the registration form available at to be eligible. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Participants will learn safe and responsible firearms handling, ethical hunting behaviors, conservation, wildlife identification and basic survival skills. Participants will learn from department conservation officers about their jobs including wildlife investigations, decoy operations, working with wildlife and test their marksmanship skills with bow and arrows. All equipment will be provided.

To qualify for the camp, participants must have a Customer Identification Number account with the department and complete the required homework before attending. For more information please contact the Department’s Hunter Education Office at 505-222-4731 or click here for the registration packet.

Thank you,

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(888) 248-6866 (toll free)

2018 NRA New Mexico Champions



Conventional Prone Smallbore Rifle

Virginia McLemore 3197-228X

Outdoor Metric Prone

Virginia McLemore 2316-79X

Precision Air Rifle Standing

Michael Dietz 574

High Power Rifle

Ron Zerr 785-23X

High Power Rifle – Mid Range

Bill Elliott (F-Class) 1180-38X

Air Pistol

Haley Dietz 458


Congratulations to all of the State Champions!

BTW, there were MANY categories in which there wasn’t a New Mexico Champion.  Either no championship was held in the State, no one qualified or ??  Lets try and bring more ribbons to New Mexico.  If you compete in any of these categories, please work with your clubs and organizations to hold a championship so New Mexico can be recognized.  As an aside, for many of the categories, only a few states were listed which means there are many other states holding less championships.  Here is the list of categories and the number of states that did have a champion:





Air Rifle 3-Position Precision – 2

Air Rifle 3-Position Sporter – 1

BB Gun – 5

High Power Rifle – Long Range – 9

Fullbore – 1

Black Powder Target Rifle – 2

Outdoor Precision Pistol – 19

Indoor Precision Pistol – 9

Action Pistol – 1

International Pistol – 2

Silhouette High Power Rifle/Hunting Rifle – 2

Silhouette Smallbore Rifle/Smallbore Hunting Rifle – 6

Silhouette Black Powder Cartridge Rifle  (Iron and Scope) – 2

Silhouette Hunter’s Pistol – 2

Silhouette Hunter’s Pistol Metallic – 2

Silhouette Smallbore Hunter’s Pistol – 2

Silhouette Smallbore Hunter’s Pistol Metallic -2

Silhouette Smallbore Lever Action Rifle – 5

Silhouette Lever Action – 3

Silhouette Pistol Cartridge Lever Action – 4

Silhouette Smallbore Cowboy Rifle – 3

Seems NM doesn’t compete in silhouette at all as we had no champions in the 11 categories.  I know they shoot silhouette at Zia but they don’t have a sanctioned competition?

For full results, see the results here



Valencia Gun Show

H2 Academic Solutions Scholarship Fund is hosting a Gun Show on April 28th from 9 am – 5 pm at 19513 NM-314, Belen, NM 87002.

The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to youth, pre-k through 12th, in need of tutoring.

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APR 13TH – APR 14TH, 2019

AUG 17TH – AUG 18TH, 2019
DEC 14TH – DEC 15TH, 2019
300 San Pedro NE
Lujan Bldgs A & B
Albuquerque NM 87108

Open to the Public

Sat 9am-5pmSun 9am-4pm

$7 adults, under 12 FREE
$1 off NRA w/ID
$3 off Military w/ID
Only 1 discount/special may be used at a time

Our Sheriffs are Under Attack

New Mexico Shooting Sports Association - NRA Sanction Organization

In the last two weeks we have seen an unprecedented attack on our Constitutional Sheriffs across the state – from Governor Lujan Grisham and Attorney General Hector Balderas. They are telling the Sheriffs to back down and stop pursuing their fight to protect the Second Amendment. What do you think?

New Mexico Shooting Sports Association sees it as a clear violation of the Sheriff’s ability to carry out their oath to protect the U.S. and New Mexico Constitutions. We stand with our law enforcement leaders and thank them for protecting our rights.

For too long out-of-state special interests and New York Billionaires have been pushing their agenda on New Mexico. In the last legislative session, we stood up and said – “NO”. We will not acquiesce, but we need your support to help prepare for the next fight:

Step One: Join NMSSA and help us fight back, stand with the Sheriffs, and continue protecting the Second Amendment from Bloomberg and Company. >>Join by Clicking Here<<

Step Two: Register for the Annual Membership Meeting being held on May 18th, 2019 at Founders Ranch. There we will get an in-depth update from NRA-ILA, the Sheriffs, and determine the future of NMSSA. >>Register Here<<

Step Three: Register to join us for the first annual Freedom Coalition Dinner where we will honor the Sheriffs and say thank you, but also come together as patriots to support NMSSA. >>Register Here<<

If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting or the Freedom Coalition Dinner, we ask that you invest $25, $50, $100, or more today to support the cause and help us prepare for 2020.

We are committed to the fight, to our Sheriffs, and to the future of the Second Amendment in New Mexico. Are you? Join us and make the difference.

Zac Fort, President
New Mexico Shooting Sports Association

2019-2020 Fishing and Hunting Fishing Licenses On Sale Now

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866

2019-2020 fishing and hunting fishing licenses on sale now

SANTA FE – Sales of “over-the-counter” fishing and game hunting licenses for the 2019-2020 license year is now open, giving anglers and hunters an opportunity to have licenses in-hand when the new license year begins April 1.

Anglers will need a 2019-2020 fishing license beginning April 1. The first hunting seasons of 2019 will be for spring turkeys. Those seasons are April 12-14 for youth-only hunts and April 15 for everyone.

If you purchased a game hunting or game hunting and fishing license through the 2019-2020 draw application, it is now available in your account under my purchases.

More information about license fees, required stamps, season dates and other rules is available at or toll-free, (888) 248-6866.

Gun Control Bill Moves to Governor’s Desk

NRA-ILA Frontlines

Last Thursday, March 14, the New Mexico House passed SB 328, sending it to the desk of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. This bill goes beyond federal law by removing certain individuals’ Second Amendment rights. It broadens the scope of misdemeanor offenses, prohibiting individuals of the possession, purchase, and ownership of firearms. Click the take action link below to contact the Governor and strongly urge her to veto SB 328.

If you would like to find out more about what’s happening in New Mexico and would like to become involved in our Grassroots efforts, contact me at or call (703) 943-6566.

Yours in freedom,

Amanda Sanders

NRA-ILA Grassroots Field Coordinator
(703) 943-6566

Donate part of your state tax refund to help wildlife

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027

Donate part of your state tax refund to help wildlife

SANTA FE – Want to help wildlife in need of conservation? It’s as easy as filling out a line on your state tax return to donate some of your tax refund to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Share with Wildlife program.

Since its inception in 1981, the Share with Wildlife program has funded many projects and organizations. A long-term recipient of funds is the New Mexico Wildlife Center, a nonprofit in Española where sick and injured animals receive veterinary care, treatment and rehabilitation before being released back into the wild.

The program also funds research, especially on species lacking information needed in order for species conservation and management efforts to proceed. Focal species for 2019 include the Bendire’s thrasher, an elusive bird found in the southwestern corner of the state, and the Peñasco least chipmunk, which is found only in mountain ranges in southeastern New Mexico.

“People who contribute to the Share with Wildlife program make all these wildlife projects possible,” said Ginny Seamster, the department’s Share with Wildlife program coordinator. Donations to the program are matched by federal dollars to maximize the support for wildlife. More than $1.7 million has gone to research, habitat enhancement, education and rehabilitation projects in the past 10 years. All donations fund projects, not program administration.

The program is reliant upon donations, especially through tax refund contributions. To donate part of your state tax refund just fill out line 2 of PIT-D, the voluntary contributions schedule. Visit the state Taxation and Revenue Department at for tax forms and instructions.

Donations also can be made directly to the program or by purchasing a Share with Wildlife license plate from the Motor Vehicle Division. Please visit the department’s website at for more information or contact Seamster at (505) 476-8111 or

URGENT: “Red Flag” Heads to Senate Floor

NMSSA Legislative Update

We came close to defeating “Universal Background Checks” in the State Senate and now “Red Flag” is heading to the Senate floor. This is our chance to defeat House Bill 83 and send Michael Bloomberg a message: New Mexico doesn’t want your NYC style gun control.

What is House BIll 83? 
“Extreme risk firearm protection order or “red flag” legislation sponsored by Representative Daymon Ely, would authorize the seizure of firearms and ammunition from individuals without due process. Unchallenged statements made by a petitioner before a judge, alleging that someone is a danger to themselves or others in an ex parte proceeding — prior to any formal court hearing at which the respondent can be represented by counsel and present counter evidence — would be sufficient for law enforcement to enter that person’s home and confiscate their private property.” – NRA-ILA 

Call and email your senators – starting today and don’t stop until 12:00 PM Saturday. Find your Senator here: 

Zac Fort
New Mexico Shooting Sports Association