New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Game Commission to meet March 1 in Las Cruces

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Thursday, March 1, in Las Cruces to discuss potential hunting rule changes for turkeys, migratory game birds, bighorn sheep, javelinas and pronghorn antelope.

The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the San Rafael Ballroom at Hotel Encanto, 705 Telshor Blvd., in Las Cruces.

Other agenda items include:

  • An update on the development of shooting ranges in New Mexico.
  • An update on actions by the New Mexico Legislature affecting the department.
  • An update on the funds raised at this year’s Governor’s special Auction Banquet.

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, Ralph Ramos, Bob Ricklefs, Elizabeth Ryan and Craig Peterson.

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 Chris Chadwick, (505) 476-8011. 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