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NMDGF Commission News

The latest State Game Commission news from the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish.  Department-wide news can be found under Home → NMDGF News.

Game Commission to meet virtually April 30

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 24, 2020: Game Commission to meet virtually April 30 SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet virtually Thursday, April 30, for subsequent discussion on the Migratory Bird Rule for 2020-2021 and final discussion on the Manner and Method Rule. The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Information on open rules can be found by clicking here. If you are interested in participating and providing comments, you are encouraged to pre-register to attend the meeting on the Zoom Webinar platform. More information, including how to join the meeting by phone, is available on the Department’s website. The New Mexico State Game Commission meeting will also be available to view via a live webcast on [...]

Special Game Commission meeting to be held virtually April 20

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 18, 2020: Special Game Commission meeting to be held virtually April 20 SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet virtually Monday, April 20, for executive session and general public comment. The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. If you are interested in participating and providing comments, you are encouraged to pre-register, to attend the meeting on the Zoom Webinar platform. More information, including how to join the meeting by phone, is available on the Department’s website. The New Mexico State Game Commission meeting will also be available to view via a live webcast on the Department’s website. The webcast can be accessed by clicking here. Webcast participants can listen to the meeting using [...]

Migratory Game Bird rule changes topic of public meetings

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 25, 2020: Migratory Game Bird rule changes topic of public meetings SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Migratory Game Bird rule. The Department is proposing small changes in migratory game bird hunting, including incorporating federal recommendations on migratory bird seasons and adjusting season dates for calendar shifts. To gather public comments, one public meeting will be conducted via conference call. The conference call will occur March 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call 800-747-5150, and then use access code 4499417. Presentation slides will be posted to the Department’s website, prior to the meeting so attendees can follow along. If you do not have access to the website to view the presentation, please contact DGF-Waterfowl@state.nm.us [...]

Big Game deadline approaching and events across the state are postponed to protect public health

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 12, 2020: Big Game deadline approaching and events across the state are postponed to protect public health SANTA FE – Following the New Mexico Department of Health’s public health order regarding mass gatherings and in an effort to prevent transmission of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), several events in March and April have been postponed. However, the March 18, 2020 deadline to apply for big game hunts in New Mexico is still in place. The Department would like to remind hunters of the upcoming 5 pm. March 18 deadline to apply for the big game draw. Apply now at https://onlinesales.wildlife.state.nm.us/. All nonessential Department employees are working from home; however, a limited number of essential employees will be answering draw related questions from: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March [...]

Game Commission to meet March 4 in Albuquerque

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 2, 2020: Game Commission to meet March 4 in Albuquerque SANTA FE –The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet Wednesday, March 4, in Albuquerque. The meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Department’s Northwest Area office, located at 7816 Alamo Road NW. Agenda items include: Commission action on the State Land Office Easement for the 2020-2021 license year Initiation of Migratory Bird Rule for 2020-2021 Hunting Seasons Initiation of Biennial Review of State Listed and Threatened or Endangered Species Discussion on Amendments to the Hunting and Fishing Manner and Method Rule The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. The New Mexico State Game Commission meeting will be available to view via [...]