New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Game Commission to meet Aug. 23 in Gallup

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet Thursday, Aug. 23, in Gallup to review final rule changes on Barbary sheep, oryx and Persian ibex.

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the El Morro Events Center located at 210 South Second Street, in Gallup.

Other agenda items include:

  • Construction updates on the Albuquerque and Roswell office complexes.
  • Subsequent discussions on potential rule changes for deer, elk, E-Plus, hunting and fishing license application rule and hunting and fishing manner and method.

The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Details of proposed rules and opportunities to comment are also 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 and Craig Peterson. The seventh commission position is currently vacant.

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