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The Winter 2020 edition of New Mexico Wildlife is now available online!

Winter 2020 edition of New Mexico Wildlife

Winter 2020 edition of New Mexico Wildlife

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is very pleased to share the winter issue of New Mexico Wildlife. While we are no longer offering a print edition of the magazine, we believe increasing frequency and adding exclusive downloadable PDF issues expands our reach to even more readers with timely information about Department programs, personnel and accomplishments.

In this season’s issue, learn about our latest elk capture, the typical day of a conservation officer and places you should plan to visit around the state. This issue also features amazing photos of lesser prairie chickens taken by one of our biologists based in the southeastern section of our state.

In addition to the magazine, please take a look at New Mexico Wildlife Monthly Update, an e-newsletter featuring stories exclusive to the Department website. The Department is always eager to share stories about our latest efforts to conserve our state’s wildlife. The newsletter is a great way to learn more about critical Department missions such as wildlife population surveys and relocations, fish spawns and habitat improvements.

Whether you are a seasoned hunter or angler, an avid birdwatcher, wildlife photographer or just someone who enjoys getting outside and taking in the beauty of our diverse state, we hope you find New Mexico Wildlife to be a great resource. Please feel free to send us your feedback at Alexa.Henry@state.nm.us. We always appreciate feedback from our readers.

Roadrunner Trap Club Annual ATA Buckle Shoot

RRTC March Annual 2020

Friends of NRA New Mexico Scheduled Events 2020

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020 6:00 PM
ARTESIA, NM
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SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020 6:00 PM
CHURCH ROCK , NM
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SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020 6:00 PM
TUCUMCARI, NM
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SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020 6:00 PM
CARLSBAD, NM
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SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020 6:00 PM
FARMINGTON, NM
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SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2020 6:00 PM
SANTA FE, NM
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SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020 6:00 PM
MORIARTY, NM
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SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2020 6:00 PM
CLOVIS, NM
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2020 6:00 PM
ALAMOGORDO, NM
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 6:00 PM
GRANTS, NM
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Take Back Control Project 2020


On November 3rd, 2020, New Mexicans will make our voices heard by voting out those who took away our God given rights. 

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 5, Red Flag and now it heads to the desk of Governor Lujan Grisham.

Over the next 263 days, New Mexico Shooting Sports Association will be educating voters on WHO took their rights away.

Here is how you can help us make the difference: 
1. Join NMSSA today! Click here to join this deeply rooted, pro-gun organization and help us fight back. 
2. Donate to help us build a winning grassroots organization statewide

We will not forget what happened during this legislative session and how a select Santa Fe insiders decided to take our rights away.

Get involved. Donate. Join. Share. Make the Difference. 

Onward to Victory,

Zac Fort 
President, NMSSA

New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show

New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show

2020 New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show Opens Friday

February 14-16, 2020 . Manuel Lujan Building . Expo NM

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The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites you to attend the 2020 New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show. Admission to the show will be $3 for adults or free to youth under the age of 18 or anyone who holds a valid hunting, fishing or furbearer license.

The annual event opens to the public Friday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s event features hands-on demonstrations of the latest equipment for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. Off-highway vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats and kayaks will be on display by local dealers and conservation organizations, outfitters and guides will be on hand to answer questions. Participants will also have an opportunity to learn or enhance skills at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish catch-and-release fishing pond.

For more information download the event flier, call the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish tollfree at 888-248-6866, email ispa@state.nm.us or visit the website at www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/download/nmdgf-events/2020-Outdoor-Adventures-Show-Flier.pdf

DSCNM Convention Special Extended

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The Fight Goes On – Help Stop the Red Flag Bill NOW!

NMSSA Legislative Update
This afternoon, the State Senate passed the Red Flag Bill 22-20. We will never back down from the fight to defeat this bill. Your right to keep and bear arms is God-Given, and there is no justification for taking away the rights of law abiding citizens.

This bill now goes on to the House. We will keep you posted on the progress of that bill but we need you to call your representatives TODAY and let them know you oppose this legislation. Not sure who your representative is? Click here to find out.

It’s only with your voice that we can stop this bill.

For New Mexico,

Zac Fort
President, NMSSA

Reasons to Oppose Red Flag:

1. No due process – guns would be taken before the gun owner would be able to defend them self in court.

2. Taking away Second-Amendment rights without being charged with a crime – someone could potentially lose their right to own a firearm for the rest of their life without ever being charged with a crime.

3. Doesn’t help people in distress – the police would show up and take their guns, someone in distress would not be connected to mental health resources and would keep any non-firearm weapons.

4. No right to public defense – unless you can afford an attorney to represent you, you will not receive one.
Join NMSSA Today!

Join the NMSSA Today!

New Mexico Wildlife – Monthly Update – January 2020

ISSUE NUMBER ELEVEN • January 2020

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UNM grad student uses 3D printing to study and preserve artifacts

Using cutting-edge technology, a UNM graduate student helped the Department preserve artifacts found at the Department’s wildlife management areas. Read more…

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Bird watching at the Game and Fish  headquarters pond

Department terrestrial habitat specialist and avid bird photographer Mark Watson spent some time capturing the diverse variety of birds and waterfowl residing at the Department’s pond in Santa Fe. Take a look at his photos.

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What should I do if I harvest a tagged or collared animal?

Some big-game species hunted in New Mexico may have radio collars or ear tags to collect data and monitor herd health. Learn what to do if you harvest one of these animals.

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Sign up for OHV safety

An off-highway vehicle (OHV) can be a fun, and very useful, tool. However, a hunting or camping trip can quickly be ruined by improper use of an OHV if safety rules are not followed. Read about the Department’s OHV safety course.

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Take a look inside an old tackle box

Check out Kids Tracks in the latest issue of New Mexico Wildlife to get a look at some old fishing lures. Join us on Facebook on February 17 to take a closer look at some of these neat lures and tell us what you know about them! Check out the lures HERE.

IN THIS ISSUE

In this month’s issue:
  • 3D imagery helps preserve artifacts discovered at wildlife
  • Bird watching at the Department’s headquarters pond
  • What to do if you harvest a tagged or collared animal
  • Sign up for OHV safety
  • Take a look inside an old tackle box

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THE 2020-2021 NEW MEXICO BIG GAME DRAW IS NOW OPEN

 

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THE WINTER 2020 ISSUE OF NEW MEXICO WILDLIFE IS NOW AVAILABLE! CLICK ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY

 

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SAVE THE DATE! OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN ALBUQUERQUE, FEB 14-16, 2020

 

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WE NEED YOU: SB5 to the Senate Floor

NMSSA Legislative Update

Last night, we saw a freedom hating coalition of gun grabbers force through a so called “amended” version of Red Flag Law through Senate Judiciary Committee. Despite our allies’s pushback and a strong patriot showing, the radicals in Santa Fe are determined to take your rights.

So how do we stop them? Senate Bill 5 now goes to the Senate Floor for a vote; likely on Friday (2/7). We need YOU to call the following Senators. We have determined these 9 Senators will be the deciding votes who can stop this bill. As elected officials who represent moderate constituencies, we need to remind them that our Second Amendment rights do not sway with the political tide.

Senator Shannon Pinto 
Senate District 3
(505) 986-4835

Senator Richard Martinez
Senate District 5
(505) 986-4487

Senator Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales
Senate District 6 
(505) 986-4362

Senator Pete Campos
Senate District 8
(505) 986-4311

Senator John Sapien
Senate District 9
(505) 986-4301

Senator Gabriel Ramos
Senate District 28
(505) 986-4863

Clemente Sanchez
Senate District 30
(505) 986-4513

Senator John Arthur Smith
Senate District 35
(505) 986-4365

Senator Mary Kay Papen
Senate District 38
 (505) 986-4733

Call them TODAY and let them know you will not stand for this dangerous and unconstitutional bill that would strip away our God-given rights.

It’s only with your voice that we can stop this bill in its tracks. 

For New Mexico,

Zac Fort
President, NMSSA

Reasons to Oppose Red Flag: 

1. No due process – guns would be taken before the gun owner would be able to defend them self in court.

2. Taking away Second-Amendment rights without being charged with a crime – someone could potentially lose their right to own a firearm for the rest of their life without ever being charged with a crime.

3. Doesn’t help people in distress – the police would show up and take their guns, someone in distress would not be connected to mental health resources and would keep any non-firearm weapons.

4. No right to public defense – unless you can afford an attorney to represent you, you will not receive one.

New Mexico Big Game Draw Announcements

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

The 2020-2021 New Mexico Big Game Draw is open

and ready for your application!

Important Deadlines:

Feb. 12 – Deadline to apply for bear and turkey draw permits. Applications must be completed before 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST).

Feb. 15 – Deadline to submit 2019–20 harvest reports for deer, elk, pronghorn and turkey license holders. Reports can be submitted online or by telephone. Late fees apply after this date.

Mar. 18 – Deadline to apply for draw licenses for Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelina, pronghorn and oryx, and to apply for private-land only deer licenses in Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 4 and 5A. Applications must be completed before 5 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

Mar. 18 – Deadline to submit late 2019–20 harvest reports for deer, elk, pronghorn and turkey. All 2019–20 license holders must report to be eligible for 2020–21 draw licenses. Reports can be submitted online or by telephone. Failure to report for these species by this date will result in rejection of all draw applications. An $8 late fee applies.

April 7 – Deadline to submit 2019–20 harvest reports for Barbary sheep, ibex, javelina, oryx and trapper license holders to be eligible for big-game licenses.

Get your hunter education course in before the draw deadline

It is unlawful for anyone under 18 to apply for, or buy, any type of firearms hunting license before passing a hunter education course unless the youth is registered in the New Mexico Mentored Youth Hunting Program. Youth hunters must have proof of passing a state certified Hunter Education course or have a current Mentored Youth number in their possession while hunting.

There are three methods to getting your New Mexico Hunter Education number:

  1. Traditional Hunter Education – is an instructor-led student course approximately 14-16 hours in length. This traditional style of course is for students of and age that incorporates lecture, video, hands-on and review methods to educate students. Students who are 10 years of age and younger must have a parent/guardian/responsible adult attend the course with them.
  2. Field Day Hunter Education – is an accelerated instructor-led hunter education course approximately six (6) hours in length. This course is for students10 years of age and older ONLY and incorporates less lecture and review and adds more hands-on components. This course is an excellent option for Mentored Youth Hunters. Students who are 10 years of age must have a parent/guardian/responsible adult attend the course with them.
  3. Online Options – Students have the option of earning their New Mexico hunter education certification completely online. No in-person course required.The online course options are for New Mexico residents 11 years of age or older ONLY.

Register for your course today!

Facebook live series to help prepare for the draw

Did you join us on Facebook last year for information about the big game draw?

Throughout February and March we will be joined by Department biologists and topic experts to help answer questions you may have about hunting in New Mexico, how the draw works or clarification on hunting laws.

A few highlights include:

Special Draw Announcements: