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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 Nov. 30 in Roswell

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, Nov. 15, 2018: Game Commission to meet Nov. 30 in Roswell SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet Friday, Nov. 30, in Roswell to take final action on amendments to the private land elk license allocation system, hunting and fishing manner and method, deer, elk and the hunting and fishing license and application rules. The meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center Exhibit Hall, located at 912 N. Main Street. Other agenda items include: Special hunt draw deadlines for 2019 – 2020 Presentation on the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2019 Mexican Gray Wolf Translocation Plan Subsequent discussions on the trapping and furbearer rule The full agenda and other information are available Read more...

Game Commission to meet Nov. 8 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, OCT. 24, 2018: Game Commission to meet Nov. 8 in Albuquerque SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission has scheduled a special meeting Thursday, Nov. 8, in Albuquerque to take final action on applications for landowner certification of non-navigable waters The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s new Northwest Regional Office located at 7816 Alamo Road NW, in Albuquerque. The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Copies of the applications and the Director’s recommendations can be found on the website. The State Game Commission is composed of seven members who represent the state’s diverse interests in wildlife-associated recreation and conservation. Members are appointed by Read more...

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...