New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Game Commission to meet Oct. 5 in Las Vegas, N.M.

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Las Vegas, N.M., to consider numerous matters, including proposed fishing rules changes.

Please note the commission will meet on Wednesday instead of a Thursday, the day it normally meets.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at New Mexico Highlands University, Adele Ilfed Auditorium, 800 University Avenue, Las Vegas.

Other agenda items include:

  • Update on hunter education program initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Update on proposed shooting range developments.

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