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 bighorn sheep and javelina rules. Comments can be e-mailed to: DGF-Bighorn-Rules@state.nm.us, 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. The Department will discuss the bighorn and javelina rules at the March 1, 2018 Game Commission meeting.
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.
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
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.