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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 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...

Game Commission to meet May 22 in Los Alamos

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, MAY 11, 2018: Game Commission to meet May 22 in Los Alamos SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Tuesday, May 22, in Los Alamos to discuss potential hunting rule changes for Barbary sheep, oryx and Persian Ibex and final rule changes for bighorn sheep, javelina and pronghorn antelope. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Los Alamos Holiday Inn Express Meeting Room at 60 Entrada Drive, in Los Alamos. Other agenda items include: An update on the construction of the Albuquerque Office Complex. An update on the status of bighorn sheep in Cochiti Canyon. The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Details of proposed rules and opportunities to comment Read more...

National search begins April 1 for new department director

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Media contact: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004 Public contact: (888)-248-6866 Dan.williams@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Friday March 30, 2018: National search begins April 1 for new department director SANTA FE -- The New Mexico State Game Commission will begin a nationwide search for the position of director of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and will start accepting applications April 1, 2018. Interested applicants have until 5 p.m. MST on June 1, 2018, to submit resumes and other materials to the department. The director manages a department of approximately 300 employees and an annual budget in excess of $39 million whose mission is to conserve, regulate, propagate and protect the wildlife and fish within the state of New Mexico. The department director is an “exempt” position that serves at the pleasure of the commission. The annual salary will be between $99,999 and $120,000 Read more...