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Migratory Game Bird rule changes topic of public meetings

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, APRIL 2, 2019: Migratory Game Bird rule changes topic of public meetings SANTA FE – 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. To gather public comments, three public meetings will be conducted: Albuquerque: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 10 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 7816 Alamo Rd, NW Farmington: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 11 at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W Arrington St. Las Cruces: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 12 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive The proposals will Read more...

Project proposals sought for Share with Wildlife funding

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, APRIL 2, 2019: Project proposals sought for Share with Wildlife funding SANTA FE – On April 1, 2019, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s Share with Wildlife program will begin accepting proposals for projects starting in 2020. The department’s Share with Wildlife program funds projects up to $50,000 in four categories: habitat enhancement, biological and ecological research studies, wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife education. Topics of particular interest to the department for projects that start between Jan. 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020, and details about the proposal format, are listed in the Call for Project Information (CFPI) for fiscal year 2020 available on the Share with Wildlife webpage, under the Applications-Reports tab. Any questions about the application process and final project proposals should be submitted Read more...

Donate part of your state tax refund to help wildlife

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, MAR. 18, 2019: Donate part of your state tax refund to help wildlife SANTA FE – Want to help wildlife in need of conservation? It’s as easy as filling out a line on your state tax return to donate some of your tax refund to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Share with Wildlife program. Since its inception in 1981, the Share with Wildlife program has funded many projects and organizations. A long-term recipient of funds is the New Mexico Wildlife Center, a nonprofit in Española where sick and injured animals receive veterinary care, treatment and rehabilitation before being released back into the wild. The program also funds research, especially on species lacking information needed in order for species conservation and management efforts to proceed. Read more...

Citizen Advisory Committees to meet to recommend Habitat Stamp projects

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, MAR. 15, 2019: Citizen Advisory Committees to meet to recommend Habitat Stamp projects SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled statewide Habitat Stamp Program Citizens Advisory Committee meetings for 2019. Citizen advisors will prioritize Habitat Stamp-funded projects for 2020 and 2021. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the following regional Citizen Advisory Committee meetings: Northwest: 12:30 p.m. April 15, Bureau of Land Management, Farmington Field Office, 6251 College Blvd., Suite A., Farmington. Central: 9:30 a.m. April 17, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Northwest Area Office, 7816 Alamo Road NW, Albuquerque. Northeast: 9:30 a.m. April 19, Santa Fe National Forest, Supervisor’s Office, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe. Southwest: 9:30 a.m. April 22, Gila National Forest, Supervisor’s Office, 3005 Read more...

Second Case of Rabies Confirmed in a Fox in San Miguel County

New Mexico Department of Health Media Contact, Paul Rhien: (505) 470-2290 paul.rhien@state.nm.us 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 - March 6, 2019 Second Case of Rabies Confirmed in a Fox in San Miguel County SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (DGF) announced today that a case of rabies was laboratory confirmed on March 1 in a fox that was seen to be acting abnormally in San Miguel County. It had been previously announced that another rabid fox was identified in that county on January 28. Pet and livestock owners should ensure that their dogs, cats, horses and other livestock get vaccinated against rabies. No pet food or garbage should be left outside. Pets should be leashed while being walked outside. Read more...