New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Game Commission to meet Nov. 17 in Grants

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Nov. 17 in Grants to consider numerous matters, including presentation of the State Wildlife Action Plan for approval.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at New Mexico State University, Martinez Hall, 1500 N. 3rd St., Grants.

Other agenda items include:

  • Presentation of public comments of proposed changes in the fisheries rule regarding adding a section of catch-and-release fishing in the Chama River.
  • Presentation about adding another bighorn sheep season for the San Andres Mountain Range.
  • Recommendation of application deadline dates for 2017/2018 season special hunts.
  • Consideration of a list of volunteers selected to serve on regional Citizen Advisory Committees to review proposed Sikes Act funded projects around the state.<

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