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



SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Sept. 29 in Albuquerque to consider numerous matters, including an update on a new Hunters Helping the Hungry food donation program.

The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at the Embassy Suites Conference Center, 1000 Woodward Place N.E., in Albuquerque.

Other agenda items include:

  • Discussion of lease negotiations with the State Land Office regarding continued hunting access on State Trust Lands.
  • An update on the Gold King Mine spill, including a summary of events, findings to date and discussion of future actions.
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service appeal of the department’s denial of its request to release Mexican gray wolves.

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 “Dickie” 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 broadcast live at