New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Game Commission to meet Sept. 28 in Red River

RED RIVER – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Thursday, Sept. 28, in Red River to consider numerous matters, including a proposed rule to allow magnification devices on archery equipment used to hunt protected game species.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Red River Community House, 116 E. Main St., in Red River.

Other agenda items include:

  • Discussion of potential rule changes to prohibit the use of aircraft for locating wildlife for hunting purposes.
  • A proposed rule amendment that would allow qualifying New Mexico resident veterans and first responders to receive donated licenses.
  • Discussion of proposed changes to the state’s fishing rules.

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 “Dickie” 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 can be seen at