Proposals Under Consideration

Proposals Under Consideration 2018-04-19T13:17:42+00:00

Public Comment

The following Game Commission documents are available for public comments. We encourage your participation.
See also Meetings and Agendas for State Game Commission meeting notices, agenda item briefings, and calendar.

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Seeking comments on proposed changes to affected rules for alternative pronghorn hunt management. Comments can be e-mailed to: Nicole.Quintana@state.nm.us or be mailed to: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Nicole Quintana, 1 Wildlife Way, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe New Mexico 87507.

Notice of Rule Making A-PLUS Repeal 19.30.12 NMAC

Pronghorn Proposal Technical Information

Repeal Pronghorn Antelope Private Land Use System 19.30.12 NMAC

Pronghorn Rule Clean Copy 19.31.15 NMAC

Seeking comments on proposed changes to affected rules for alternative pronghorn hunt management. Comments can be e-mailed to: Nicole.Quintana@state.nm.us or be mailed to: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Nicole Quintana, 1 Wildlife Way, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe New Mexico 87507.

Notice of Rule Making Pronghorn 19.31.15 NMAC

Pronghorn Rule Underline-Strikethrough 19.31.15 NMAC

Pronghorn Rule Clean Copy 19.31.15 NMAC

Pronghorn Rule Presentation

Pronghorn Proposal Summary

Pronghorn Proposal Technical Information

Seeking comments on proposed changes to bighorn sheep rules. Comments can be e-mailed to: DGF-Bighorn-Rules@state.nm.us or mailed to: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Big Game Rule Development, 1 Wildlife Way, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe New Mexico 87507.

Notice Of Rule Making Bighorn Sheep 19.31.17 NMAC

Bighorn Sheep Summary Proposed Changes

Bighorn Sheep Technical Information

Bighorn Sheep Rule Underline-Strikethrough 19.31.17 NMAC

Bighorn Sheep Rule Clean Copy 19.31.17 NMAC

Bighorn Sheep Proposed Rule Presentation

Seeking comments on proposed changes to javelina rules. Comments can be e-mailed to: DGF-Javelina-Rules@state.nm.us, or mailed to: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Big Game Rule Development, 1 Wildlife Way, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe New Mexico 87507.

Notice of Rule Making Javelina 19.31.21 NMAC

Javelina Technical Information

Javelina Summary Proposed Changes

Javelina Rule Underline-Strikethrough 19.31.21 NMAC

Javelina Rule Clean Copy 19.31.21 NMAC

Javelina Proposed Rule Presentation

Seeking comments on proposed changes to the barbary sheep, oryx, and Persian ibex rule. Comments can be e-mailed to: DGF-Exotics-Rules@state.nm.us or mailed to: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Big Game Rule Development, 1 Wildlife Way, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe New Mexico 87507.

Barbary Sheep, Oryx, Ibex, Proposed Changes Summary 19.31.12 NMAC

Barbary Sheep, Oryx, Ibex, Proposed Changes Presentation 19.31.12 NMAC

Seeking comments on proposed changes to migratory game bird rules. Comments can be e-mailed to: DGF-Waterfowl@state.nm.us or mailed to: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Migratory Game Bird Rule Development, 1 Wildlife Way, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe New Mexico 87507. The Department will discuss the migratory game bird rules at the April 5, 2018 Game Commission meeting.

Summary Proposed Changes Migratory Game Bird 19.31.16 NMAC

Proposed Amendments Migratory Game Bird 19.31.6 NMAC

Seeking comments on proposed changes to turkey rules. Comments can be e-mailed to: DGF-Gamebird@state.nm.us or mailed to: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Turkey Rule Development, 1 Wildlife Way, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe New Mexico 87507. The Department will discuss the turkey rules at the April 5, 2018 Game Commission meeting.

Summary Proposed Changes Turkey 19.31.16 NMAC

Proposed Amendments Turkey 19.31.16 NMAC

How to identify changes that are proposed in draft rules:

  • Only sections of the rule which are highlighted are being proposed for changes.
  • Underlined sections of draft rule are being proposed as new language.
  • Strikethrough sections of draft rule are being proposed to be deleted.
  • A clean version of each affected draft rule in proposed final form is also being provided.

Rule Development Process

Rule Procedures 19.30.17 NMAC

Rule Process and Development Information (Revision 10-12-2017)

The Department revises rules for hunting game every 4 years and migratory game birds (waterfowl) each year.  Involving hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts is invaluable during the review to ensure that their perspectives help influence hunting seasons and license numbers for the next four years.  As the process develops, proposed adjustments to the various rules will be available for public review.  The State Game Commission, when finalizing the rules later this year, will consider all public comments, harvest and survey data, as well as biological information on population sustainability and management goals.