Public Comment

The following Game Commission documents are available for public comments. We encourage your participation.
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The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Migratory Game Bird rule. The Department is proposing small changes in migratory game bird hunting, including incorporating Federal recommendations on migratory bird seasons and adjusting season dates for calendar dates.

Summary Proposed Changes Migratory Game Bird 19.31.16 NMAC

To gather public comments, three public meetings will be conducted:

  • Albuquerque: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Apr. 10 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 7816 Alamo Rd, NW
  • Farmington: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Apr. 11 at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W Arrington St.
  • Las Cruces: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Apr. 12 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive

Comments on the proposed changes can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Waterfowl Rule Development, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; by email, or in person at one of the meetings listed above.

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.