Help Conserve Wildlife – NMDGF Seeking Next Generation of Officers

Department seeking next generation of conservation officers SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking qualified men and women to join the next generation of conservation officers who protect and conserve the state’s wildlife and natural resources. The Department is accepting applications for game warden trainees with a starting pay of …

Roadblocks Statewide During Hunting Seasons

Expect roadblocks statewide during hunting seasons SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during pronghorn hunting seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. Pronghorn hunting seasons are underway or will soon begin in some parts of New Mexico. For more information, please consult …

Apply for Special Sandhill Crane and Pheasant Hunts

Deadline is Aug. 24 to apply for special sandhill crane and pheasant hunts SANTA FE – The deadline to apply for sandhill crane and pheasant draw hunts is 5 p.m. Aug. 24. Applications can be made online at the Department of Game and Fish website,www.wildlife.state.nm.us, or over the telephone with the department’s information center, 1-888-248-6866. …

Citizen advisors needed for Habitat Stamp Program – New Mexico

Citizen advisors needed for Habitat Stamp Program SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking individuals to serve as volunteer citizen advisors to the Habitat Stamp Program. Advisors review and provide guidance to the department about proposed projects, planning documents and program direction. Advisors are appointed by the New Mexico …

Leftover deer, elk, javelina hunting licenses | New Mexico

If you didn't draw the New Mexico hunting license you were hoping for, there's still hope. Below is a list of leftover licenses. Also, remember you can contact outfitters to see if they have purchased landowner tags in the area you're looking at. ~Mia SANTA FE – Almost 2,500 deer hunting licenses, over 1,000 javelina licenses …

Special Hunter Education Camp

Special hunter education camp offered at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron CIMARRON – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youths can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification.The camp is open to youths ages 11 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered, …

Special Hunter Education Camp – New Mexico

Special Hunter Education Camp offered at Camp Washington Ranch near Carlsbad CARLSBAD – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youths can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification. Follow Mia – ►Twitter  ►Facebook  ►+Google ►Pinterest ►YouTube ►Instagram   The camp is open to youths ages 11 …

Aggressive Black Bear Shot by Capitan Reisdent

If you encounter a bear: Stop, and back away slowly while facing the bear. Avoid direct eye contact, as the bear may consider that a threat. Do not run. Make yourself appear large by holding out your jacket. If you have small children, pick them up so they don't run. Give the bear plenty of room to escape, so it doesn't feel threatened or trapped. If a black bear attacks you, fight back using anything at your disposal, such as rocks, sticks, binoculars or even your bare hands. Aim for the bear's nose and eyes. If the bear has not seen you, stay calm and slowly move away, making noise so the bear knows you are there. Never get between a mother bear and her cubs.

Opportunity for a 2012 archery elk

If you didn't draw a license or didn't get an elk in the state you were hunting, there is still a chance for a 2012 elk. New Mexico Department of  Game and Fish published this newsletter earlier this week. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Contact: (505) 476-8000 ispa@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCT. 22, …