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New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show Opens Feb. 16

2024 New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show Opens Feb. 16

Feb. 16-18, 2024 • Manuel Lujan Building • Expo NM

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The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish invites you to attend the 2024 New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show. Admission to the show will be $3 for adults or free to youth age 17 and younger or anyone who holds a valid New Mexico hunting or fishing license.

The annual event opens to the public Friday, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 5 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. Conservation organizations, outfitters and guides will be on hand to answer questions. Youth participants will have an opportunity to learn or enhance skills at the free catch-and-release fishing pond.

All visitors can enjoy the pellet shooting range, sponsored by the Bernalillo 4-H, and the archery range.

The Department will host the first New Mexico 3D archery tournament during this year’s show for schools that participate in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP). The tournament will take place Friday-Sunday in the Creative Arts building, across the street from the Manuel Lujan Building, and will feature more than 350 archers from 23 teams. The public is invited to watch the tournament before or after attending the Outdoor Adventures Hunting & Fishing Show.

The tournament awards ceremony will take place following the final flights on Sunday afternoon. Scores will be posted at NASPtournaments.org.

This year’s show also include a turkey calling challenge and an elk calling challenge. The turkey calling challenge is sponsored by the New Mexico Wildlife Foundation and features youth, ladies, slate and open categories. The contest will take place Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. To enter, please call Robin Quintana at 505-490-2649 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or email robin.quintana@dgf.nm.gov.

The elk calling challenge, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation – New Mexico Chapters, will take place Sunday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m., with pee wee (age 9 and under), youth 10-17, ladies and open categories. To enter, please call Christina Salazar at 505-365-3606between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or email christina.salazar@dgf.nm.gov.

The winners in each class will receive custom-made trophy buckles made by Thoreau-based Maynard Buckles.

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