New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Media contact: Karl Moffatt (505) 476-8007


Game Commission to meet May 12 in Silver City

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet May 12 in Silver City to consider numerous matters, including an update on hunting access for State Trust lands next season.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the Murray Hotel Ballroom, 200 W. Broadway St., in Silver City.

Other agenda items include:

  • A proposal to amend bighorn sheep rules to allow population management hunts.
  • An update on the department’s Gila trout restoration and management efforts.

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