New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Game Commission to meet Aug. 25 in Rio Rancho

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Aug. 25 in Rio Rancho to consider numerous matters, including revisions to the State Wildlife Action Plan.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Sandia Ballroom, 1771 Rio Rancho Blvd. S.E., Rio Rancho.

Other agenda items include:

  • The department will provide an update on proposed shooting range developments.
  • Update on negotiations with the State Land Office for public access to hunt, fish and trap on State Trust Lands during the 2017-18 season.
  • Presentation of the department’s 2018 fiscal year budget for consideration and approval.

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 “Dick” 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 be seen at