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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 comment sought on upland game rules

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 26, 2017: Public comment sought on upland game rules SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on upland game hunting rules for the 2018 to 2022 seasons. The department will present its initial proposals for the 2018-22 upland game seasons, including dates and bag limits, to the State Game Commission at its May 11 meeting at the Community Center on Air Park Road in at the Municipal Airport in Clayton. Comments about upland game rules can be emailed to casey.cardinal@state.nm.us or sent by postal mail to Casey Cardinal, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, N.M. 87504. The department’s proposal will be posted to the department’s website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us, following the commission’s Clayton meeting. Read more...

Game Commission to meet April 5 in Artesia

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 27, 2017: Game Commission to meet April 5 in Artesia SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet April 5 in Artesia to consider numerous matters, including a legislative update and proposed hunting season dates and bag limits for migratory birds. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Central Valley Co-op, 1403 N. 13th Street, Artesia. Other agenda items include: Consideration of a final recovery plan for Gould’s turkeys and Gila monsters. Update on development of public shooting ranges around the state. Presentation of proposed amendments to the Aquatic Invasive Species Rule. The full agenda, detailed agenda-item briefings and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Details of proposed rules and opportunities to comment about Read more...

Public meetings scheduled on migratory bird rule proposals

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 13, 2017: Public meetings scheduled on migratory bird rule proposals SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed migratory bird rules for next hunting season. Proposals for the 2017-18 migratory bird hunting season including dates and bag limits can be seen on the department website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us. The department works with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Central and Pacific Flyway Councils to formulate proposals. Proposals are not considered final until they have been published in the Federal Register. Public meetings about the proposals are: Roswell: 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 20, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Southeast Area Office, 1912 W. Second St., Roswell. La Joya: 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 22, U.S. Fish and Read more...

Game Commission to meet Jan 12 in Santa Fe

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Jan. 5, 2017: Game Commission to meet Jan 12 in Santa Fe SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Jan. 12 in Santa Fe to consider numerous matters including presentation of a draft recovery plan for Gould’s turkeys and Gila Monsters. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in the Santa Fe Community College boardroom, 6401 Richards Ave., Santa Fe. Other agenda items include: Presentation for approval of a final recovery plan for white-tailed ptarmigan. Consideration of proposed 2017 -2018 migratory birds hunting season dates and bag limits. Update on the Gold King Mine spill. The full agenda, detailed agenda-item briefings and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Details of proposed rules and opportunities Read more...

Game Commission to meet Nov. 17 in Grants

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOV. 7, 2016: Game Commission to meet Nov. 17 in Grants SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Nov. 17 in Grants to consider numerous matters, including presentation of the State Wildlife Action Plan for approval. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at New Mexico State University, Martinez Hall, 1500 N. 3rd St., Grants. Other agenda items include: Presentation of public comments of proposed changes in the fisheries rule regarding adding a section of catch-and-release fishing in the Chama River. Presentation about adding another bighorn sheep season for the San Andres Mountain Range. Recommendation of application deadline dates for 2017/2018 season special hunts. Consideration of a list of volunteers selected to serve on regional Citizen Advisory Committees to review Read more...