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NMDGF Conservation News

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Nominations sought for wildlife conservation awards

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Karl Moffatt, (505) 476-8007
karl.moffatt@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JAN. 11, 2016:

Nominations sought for wildlife conservation awards

SANTA FE –  The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is soliciting nominations for its inaugural Excellence in Wildlife Conservation awards to be presented Feb. 20 at the Read more…

State Wildlife Action Plan meetings scheduled

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Department will host four, statewide meetings in July to provide information to the public and receive comment on revisions to the State Wildlife Action Plan.

The plan serves as a blueprint for planning and implementing the department’s wildlife and habitat conservation initiatives over Read more…

Aerial Survey Shows Lesser Prairie Chicken Population Increased 25 Percent From 2014 To 2015 Lesser Prairie Chicken

July 1, 2015

Media Contact: Bill Van Pelt, WAFWA Grassland Coordinator, bill.vanpelt@wafwa.org, (602) 717-5066

AERIAL SURVEY SHOWS LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN POPULATION INCREASED 25 PERCENT FROM 2014 TO 2015 LESSER PRAIRIE CHICKEN

An abundance of spring rainfall, along with ongoing efforts associated with the Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan, has helped increase Read more…

Deming bear relocated to Gila Wilderness

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Jeremy Lane, (575) 532-2106
Public contact: Customer Service (888) 248-6866
Jeremy.lane@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 30, 2015:

DEMING BEAR RELOCATED TO GILA WILDERNESS

DEMING – Department of Game and Fish officers captured a young bear found eating trash on the front porch of a home Read more…

Fox involved in attack tests positive for rabies

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Karl Moffatt, (505) 476-8007
Public contact: (888) 248-6866
karl.moffatt@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 23:

FOX INVOLVED IN ATTACK TESTS POSITIVE FOR RABIES

LINCOLN COUNTY– A fox that attacked a 78-year-old woman in Lincoln County on April 20 tested positive for rabies and officials are warning Read more…