Don't quail away, take hunter education today - NM Wildlife Monthly Update - January 2021


Montezuma quail

Kids Tracks: Animal Verbs

Did you know that wildlife names can be used as verbs? Can you think of animal names that can mean something other than the animal they represent, like quail? How do these verbs relate to the species’ behavior, if at all? Read more about animal names that are verbs here. 

Bear hunter

No Guide, No Dogs, No Camo…No Problem

If you asked some veteran bear hunters or those who may be researching how to hunt bears for the first time, they both may tell you that a requirement would be a knowledgeable guide and the assistance of dogs. They may also tell you that good camouflage is worthwhile if you are going to stalk a bear.

Well, if you ask 17-year-old Jaden Wooddell, she would tell you differently. Read about her fall bear hunt.  


New Mexico youngsters can go afield without attending any "in-person" training sessions

Yes! You, read that correctly. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish offers youth and families options to fulfill the necessary training requirements that will allow them to purchase a hunting license or apply for the upcoming 2021 draw to go afield safely. Learn more here.


Meet Roselyn Washington - #TeamNMGame andFish

It is often the people behind the scene that ensure the operation and success of programs. It is the same for the hunter education (HE) and off-highway vehicle (OHV) programs. Roselyn Washington is the office manager for both of these programs. Learn more about #TeamNMGameandFish member Roselyn Washington here.


For the Love of Hunting

For most of us, falling in love with hunting at a young age is second nature, and usually, a family tradition carried on from year to year. Sure, life might have gotten in the way for some of us at times, but that didn’t stop most of us from picking up where we left off and passing it along to our young ones. Read about how Dr. Joel Carroll fell in love with hunting. 

January 2021

In this month's issue:
  • Animal Verbs
  • No Guide, No Dogs, No Camp...No Problem
  • Go afield without in-person HE
  • #NMTeamGame andFish
  • For the love of hunting
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The Big Game Regulations Booklet is online now!


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Report poachers and help conservation officers solve wildlife crimes


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Take hunter education today.


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Learn how to remain safe on an off-highway vehicle.




Check out the fall edition of the New Mexico Wildlife Magazine.