New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Game Commission to meet June 21 in Raton

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Thursday, June 21, in Raton to discuss potential hunting rule changes for turkey and migratory bird.

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Raton Convention Center located at 901 South Third Street, in Raton.

Other agenda items include:

  • An update on the construction of the Albuquerque and Roswell Office Complexes.
  • An update on habitat projects throughout New Mexico in the past four years.

Initial discussions for potential rule changes for deer, elk, private land elk license application, licenses/permits specific to vendor opportunities, hunting and fishing applications, and potential amendments for the manner and method rule.

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