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Game Commission to meet Dec. 20 in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Wednesday, Dec. 20, in Albuquerque to consider a rule that would allow the commission and the Department of Game and Fish director to establish rules, requirements, definitions and regulations implementing the process for a landowner to be issued a certificate and signage by the director and the commission that recognizes that within the landowner’s private property is a segment of a non-navigable public water, whose riverbed or streambed or lakebed is closed to access without written permission from the landowner.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Road NE, in Albuquerque.

The commission also will hear a presentation of the final recovery plan for Mexican Wolves and potential implementation actions to occur in 2018. Public comments will be limited to 30 minutes.

The full agenda, 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, Craig Peterson, 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