New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Game Commission to meet Nov. 30 in Roswell

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet Friday, Nov. 30, in Roswell to take final action on amendments to the private land elk license allocation system, hunting and fishing manner and method, deer, elk and the hunting and fishing license and application rules.

The meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center Exhibit Hall, located at 912 N. Main Street.

Other agenda items include:

  • Special hunt draw deadlines for 2019 – 2020
  • Presentation on the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2019 Mexican Gray Wolf Translocation Plan
  • Subsequent discussions on the trapping and furbearer rule

The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Details for the proposed rules and opportunities to comment are also available on the department’s website at

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, Craig Peterson and Chance Chase.

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