Outdoors

Gila National Forest begins issuing Christmas tree permits November 24

Christmas tree permits will go on sale at Gila National Forest offices starting Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

Deer season underway in Texas

Well within the memory of many Texas Baby Boomers, some Hill Country schools used to give students a holiday on the first day of deer season.

Gila National Forest fall colors report

The leaves are starting to change on the Gila National Forest in the higher elevations, with peak viewing expected the last week of October for most of the forest.

Rio Grande cutthroat trout no longer an endangered species candidate

New Mexico’s state fish, the Rio Grande cutthroat trout, no longer is a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday.

Free fishing day in New Mexico this Saturday

Saturday, September 27, 2014 is Free Fishing Day across the state and everyone is allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license. New Mexico State Parks invites you to enjoy a day of free fishing at a park near you.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park begins opening trails today

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Superintendent Dennis A. Vásquez announced that the Guadalupe Peak, Pinery, Devil’s Hall Trails have reopened, and the Salt Basin Overlook Trail is open from the Guadalupe Canyon Trailhead only.

It's still summer at Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Labor Day weekend may mark the unofficial end of summer, but at Elephant Butte Lake State Park the weather and water is warm, fishing is great, and fun events are coming up!

Expect roadblocks statewide during fall hunting seasons

The Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during fall hunting seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations.

Summer activities abound at Conchas Lake State Park

Water levels are up and activities abound this summer at Conchas Lake State Park! Due to rainfall and good conditions, all boat ramps and campgrounds are open and operational.

Texas sets dove, teal seasons

Dove hunters will have more opportunity later in the season with dates and bag limits finalized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this last week.

Grand opening for new reptile exhibit at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park (LDZG) is hosting the grand opening for its new, $1.23 million, state-of-the-art Reptile Exhibit on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Black bear activity increasing on Gila National Forest

Due to the continuing hot and dry conditions that the Gila National Forest is experiencing, black bear activity is on the rise.

Anglers out in force over Memorial Weekend

Anglers across New Mexico took to the waters over the recent Memorial Day weekend. The warm weather and recent fish stockings drew people to lakes and streams throughout the state.

Saturday, June 7, is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico; youth clinics statewide

Whether you feel like testing the waters for the first time or you are an old hand at fishing, Saturday, June 7, is the perfect time to get out and make a cast or two at lakes and streams across New Mexico — no license required.

Zebra mussel rules now expanded statewide

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a new regulation requiring that all boats operating on public fresh water anywhere in Texas be drained before leaving or approaching a lake or river to help combat the further spread of zebra