New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Karl Moffatt, (505) 476-8007
Public contact: (888) 248-6866


Commissioners will tour All Vets Memorial, Farmington and Jackson lakes May 6, public invited

FARMINGTON – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet May 7 in Farmington to consider numerous matters, including proposed changes to bear, cougar and waterfowl hunting rules.

The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 West Arrington St., in Farmington.

The day before the meeting, the public is invited to join commissioners as they tour the All Vets Memorial on the Animas River, Farmington Lake and the Jackson Lake Wildlife Area. For more details, see the constituency tour agenda at

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,
Other agenda items include:

  • A presentation regarding development and location of potential shooting ranges throughout the state to better accommodate the public and promote the sport.
  • Discussion of a new law that allows the department to recruit and train a corps of volunteers to assist the agency in its many functions.
  • Determination of which minor hunting and fishing violations would qualify for a penalty assessment rather than a court appearance.

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) 476-8029. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible forms.