New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Game Commission to meet April 5 in Artesia

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet April 5 in Artesia to consider numerous matters, including a legislative update and proposed hunting season dates and bag limits for migratory birds.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Central Valley Co-op, 1403 N. 13th Street, Artesia.

Other agenda items include:

  • Consideration of a final recovery plan for Gould’s turkeys and Gila monsters.
  • Update on development of public shooting ranges around the state.
  • Presentation of proposed amendments to the Aquatic Invasive Species Rule.

The full agenda, detailed agenda-item briefings and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Details of proposed rules and opportunities to comment about them also are available on the website,

The State Game Commission is composed of seven members who represent the state’s diverse interests in wildlife-associated recreation and conservation. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate. Current members are Chairman Paul Kienzle, Vice-chairman Bill Montoya, Thomas “Dickie” Salopek, Robert Espinoza Sr., Ralph Ramos, Bob Ricklefs and Elizabeth Ryan.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Angelica Ruiz, (505) 476-8027. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible forms. Game Commission meetings are video recorded and can be seen at