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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.

Public meeting scheduled to discuss plans for construction of the department’s new regional office complex

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Cody Johnston: (575) 624-6135 gary.johnston@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 23, 2018: Public meeting scheduled to discuss plans for construction of the department's new regional office complex LAS CRUCES – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled an open house to discuss future plans for the construction of a new southeast regional office. The open house is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at the department’s current southeast regional office, 1912 W 2nd St, Roswell. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served. The department’s plans for the new office focuses on creating a destination that will provide the public a place to interact with staff and provide more educational and recreational opportunities for the public. For more information about the New Mexico Department of Game Read more...

Game Commission to meet March 1 in Las Cruces

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Dan Williams: (505) 476-8004 dan.williams@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FEB. 20, 2018: Game Commission to meet March 1 in Las Cruces SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Thursday, March 1, in Las Cruces to discuss potential hunting rule changes for turkeys, migratory game birds, bighorn sheep, javelinas and pronghorn antelope. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the San Rafael Ballroom at Hotel Encanto, 705 Telshor Blvd., in Las Cruces. Other agenda items include: An update on the development of shooting ranges in New Mexico. An update on actions by the New Mexico Legislature affecting the department. An update on the funds raised at this year's Governor's special Auction Banquet. The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Details of Read more...

Game Commission to meet Jan. 11 Santa Fe

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Dan Williams: (505) 476-8004 dan.williams@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JAN. 3, 2018: Game Commission to meet Jan. 11 in Santa Fe SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Thursday, Jan. 11, in Santa Fe to elect officers for 2018 and consider numerous matters, including potential rule changes for bighorn sheep and javelina hunting. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Board Room of Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. Other agenda items include: Presentation of the department's fiscal year 2017 audit. Procedures for donation of licenses or permits to qualified nonprofit organizations. The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Details of proposed rules and opportunities to comment about them also are available on the website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us. The State Read more...

Revised: Game Commission to meet Dec. 20 in Albuquerque

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Dan Williams: (505) 476-8004 dan.williams@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DEC. 8, 2017: Game Commission to meet Dec. 20 in Albuquerque ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Wednesday, Dec. 20, in Albuquerque to consider a rule that would allow the commission and the Department of Game and Fish director to establish rules, requirements, definitions and regulations implementing the process for a landowner to be issued a certificate and signage by the director and the commission that recognizes that within the landowner’s private property is a segment of a non-navigable public water, whose riverbed or streambed or lakebed is closed to access without written permission from the landowner. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Road NE, in Albuquerque. The commission also will hear a presentation Read more...

Game Commission to meet Sept. 28 in Red River

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Dan Williams: (505) 476-8004 dan.williams@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPT. 20, 2017: Game Commission to meet Sept. 28 in Red River RED RIVER – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Thursday, Sept. 28, in Red River to consider numerous matters, including a proposed rule to allow magnification devices on archery equipment used to hunt protected game species. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Red River Community House, 116 E. Main St., in Red River. Other agenda items include: Discussion of potential rule changes to prohibit the use of aircraft for locating wildlife for hunting purposes. A proposed rule amendment that would allow qualifying New Mexico resident veterans and first responders to receive donated licenses. Discussion of proposed changes to the state’s fishing rules. The full agenda, detailed agenda-item briefings and other information Read more...