Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Autumn arrives this week in New Mexico and that means waterfowl are migrating, elk are bugling, and the salmon are spawning. But before you hit the trail for your favorite harvest destination, the State Parks Division reminds all local hunters and anglers to keep safety as their number one priority. If you’re heading out to a lake or reservoir remember, state law requires that you wear a lifejacket when on a boat, canoe, kayak, or raft. Be sure to keep an eye on the weather to avoid dangerous situations. And always tell someone where you are going, when you plan to return. In addition to these reminders, the State offers free boating safety classes in person and online throughout the year. For more information, call 888-NMPARKS.