News & Information

November, 2020

  • 13 November

    Using Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) on Paved Roads in New Mexico – Ten Questions

    In the Q&A below, Christopher Johnson, off-highway vehicle education coordinator with the Department, answers questions regarding the use of OHVs on paved roads in our state.   Uso de vehículos todoterrenos (OHVs) en carreteras pavimentadas en Nuevo México: Diez preguntas En las preguntas y respuestas a continuación, Christopher Johnson, Coordinador …

October, 2020

  • 22 October

    2020 Youth barbary sheep hunt

    Every year, the Department gives new hunter education graduates who had never purchased a license a chance to participate in a Barbary sheep hunt. Officers work closely with the owners of the Blackwater Ranch and Westall Ranch, who agree to allow youth hunters to come hunt on their property. Learn …

September, 2020

  • 23 September

    What’s S3DA? Learn about this challenging new archery program

    For the past 12 years, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has coordinated the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) and promoted instruction in international-style target archery as part of an in-school curriculum. This has been shown to improve educational performance and participation in the shooting sports …

August, 2020

July, 2020

  • 29 July

    News & Information

    Annual Survey Reports Stable Bighorn Population in Rio Grande Gorge  About 400 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep reside in and around the Rio Grande Gorge, according to an annual survey conducted by the Department of Game and Fish in December 2019. Biologists and participants counted a total of 296 rams, ewes …

  • 17 July

    Can Robots Teach ATV Safety?

    For the first decade of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Off-highway Vehicle (OHV) Program’s operations, our main method of public outreach has been our All-terrain Vehicle (ATV) simulator. The simulator works for small groups as a one-on-one introduction to ATV safety. However, trying to reach larger audiences …

June, 2020

  • 24 June

    Department unveils first-ever bilingual Aquatic Invasive Species signs

    In an effort to promote Aquatic Invasive Species awareness to a wider audience, the Department of Game and Fish has posted its first-ever bilingual Spanish-English billboards at two lakes in southern New Mexico. The signs, which were funded by the Bureau of Reclamation, are designed by Department of Game and …

May, 2020

  • 28 May

    Q&A: What if I was not successful in the 2020-2021 big-game draw?

    For a desert state known for limited water, hot temperatures and lots of spiky bushes, New Mexico is also known worldwide as one of the best big-game hunting destinations in the United States. The 2020-2021 draw shattered applications records, but the opportunities are limited. In this Q&A with New Mexico …

March, 2020

  • 25 March

    DCA archeologist weaves a blanket made of 17,000 turkey feathers

    DCA archeologist weaves a blanket made of 17,000 turkey feathers

    In 2018, Mary Weahkee, an archeologist and anthropologist with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, was asked to try her hand at a particular task that dates back to more than 1,000 years ago: weave a blanket made of turkey feathers. Usrey, a turkey hunter himself, gave Weahkee the …

  • 24 March

    Youth Javelina Hunt: A ranch gets relief and young hunters gain experience

    Javelina spotted at the Ladder Ranch.

    When Corporal Jake Baulch, New Mexico conservation officer, heard that the Ladder Ranch in Truth or Consequences was having javelina issues, he turned a problem into an opportunity for eleven young hunters from our state. “The javelina were getting too accustomed to coming into our main housing area, and then …