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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 Oct. 5 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, SEPT. 24, 2018: Game Commission to meet Oct. 5 in Albuquerque SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet Friday, Oct. 5, in Albuquerque to review final biennial review of state listed and endangered species and the fiscal year 2018 report on depredation and nuisance abatement. The meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s new Northwest Regional Office located at 7816 Alamo Road NW, in Albuquerque. Other agenda items include: A ceremonial opening and tour of the new Northwest Regional Office. Subsequent discussions for potential rule changes on hunting and fishing manner and method rule. Subsequent discussions on potential rule changes on the revocation rule. Discussions for potential rule changes for trapping, Read more...

Game Commission to meet Aug. 23 in Gallup

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, AUG.13, 2018: Game Commission to meet Aug. 23 in Gallup SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 23, in Gallup to review final rule changes on Barbary sheep, oryx and Persian ibex. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the El Morro Events Center located at 210 South Second Street, in Gallup. Other agenda items include: Construction updates on the Albuquerque and Roswell office complexes. Subsequent discussions on potential rule changes for deer, elk, E-Plus, hunting and fishing license application rule and hunting and fishing manner and method. The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Details of proposed rules and opportunities to comment are also available on Read more...

Game Commission names Michael Sloane Department of Game and Fish Director

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, JULY 24, 2018: Game Commission names Michael Sloane Department of Game and Fish Director SANTA FE – Michael Sloane, a 24-year employee of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, was named the department’s new director by the State Game Commission Tuesday. Sloane began his career with the department in 1994 as a wildlife culturist at Lisboa Springs Hatchery in Pecos, New Mexico. He went on to become a wildlife specialist supervisor, assistant chief of fisheries and chief of fisheries. He has a masters of science in fisheries and allied aquacultures from Auburn University. As director, Sloane will be responsible for leading the state wildlife agency whose mission is to conserve, regulate, propagate and protect the wildlife and fish within the state of New Read more...

State Game Commission names candidates for next Game and Fish director

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, JUNE 22, 2018: State Game Commission names candidates for next Game and Fish director SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission announced Thursday, the list of the five candidates for the director position of the Department of Game and Fish. The candidates are: Christopher Chadwick, employed by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. He holds a bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife biology. Michael Perry, employed by the New Mexico State Land Office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management. Daryl Ratajczak, employed by the U.S. Forest Service. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental and forest biology. Matthias Sayer, employed by the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. He holds juris doctor and a bachelor’s degree in finance. Michael Sloane, employed Read more...

Game Commission to meet June 21 in Raton

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, June 11, 2018: Game Commission to meet June 21 in Raton SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Thursday, June 21, in Raton to discuss potential hunting rule changes for turkey and migratory bird. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Raton Convention Center located at 901 South Third Street, in Raton. Other agenda items include: An update on the construction of the Albuquerque and Roswell Office Complexes. An update on habitat projects throughout New Mexico in the past four years. Initial discussions for potential rule changes for deer, elk, private land elk license application, licenses/permits specific to vendor opportunities, hunting and fishing applications, and potential amendments for the manner and method rule. The full agenda and other Read more...