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Apply now for special sandhill crane and pheasant hunts

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 18, 2019: Apply now for special sandhill crane and pheasant hunts SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is now accepting applications for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits. Applications can be made online at the department’s website or over the telephone with the department’s information center, 1-888-248-6866. The application deadline for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21. Information about pheasant and sandhill crane draw hunts is available in the department’s 2019-20 Small Game Hunting Rules and Information Booklet. Successful applicants must have a game hunting license and applicable stamp(s) in addition to their draw permit. Successful sandhill crane applicants also must have a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number. ###

Game Commission to meet July 24 in Socorro

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 16, 2019: Game Commission to meet July 24 in Socorro SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet Wednesday, July 24, in Socorro to initiate the bear and cougar rule and discuss landowner certification of the non-navigable waters rule. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at New Mexico Tech Fidel Center located at 808 Olive Lane, in Socorro. Other agenda items include: A workshop, no commission action will be taken and no public comment will be taken during this agenda item: Update on the Mexico Gray Wolf program The Department’s organization and budget The Department’s draw allocation process Request to dispose of assets The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish Read more...

Encouragement elk hunting licenses go on sale July 10

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 27, 2019: Encouragement elk hunting licenses go on sale July 10 SANTA FE – New Mexico resident youth and senior hunters who applied and were unsuccessful in the 2019-2020 big game draw are eligible for nearly 1,900 antlerless elk licenses. The licenses will go on sale through the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s Online License System at 10 a.m. MDT July 10. The sale is designed to encourage unsuccessful applicants and includes almost 1,500 licenses for any legal sporting arm and 390 licenses for muzzleloader, crossbow or bow. Licenses will be sold online only on a first-come, first-served basis. To purchase a license, customers will need to log in to their Online License System account at www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Eligibility requirements: For the first 14 days, the sale is open only to resident Read more...

New conservation officers graduate from Law Enforcement Academy

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 20, 2019: SANTA FE –Three New Mexico Department of Game and Fish conservation officers graduated from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Farmington Friday, June 14. The department’s graduates of the 20-week law enforcement training academy are: Kayla Brauer Travis Bessett Montana Tidwell Notably, Brauer earned the title of class valedictorian and the exemplary performance award in a class of 30. In addition to attending the law enforcement academy, conservation officers undergo four weeks of departmental training in wildlife laws and department policies and procedures. They also undergo a year of on-the-job training under the supervision of a field training officer before being assigned to a district. For more information about a career as a conservation Read more...

Leftover licenses go on sale June 26

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 6, 2019: Leftover licenses go on sale June 26 SANTA FE – 763 deer, 85 youth-only pronghorn and 4 mobility-impaired-only elk hunting licenses that were not allocated during the annual 2019-2020 big-game draw will go on sale at 10 a.m. MDT June 26, only on the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website. New Mexico residents will get first shot at the licenses for the first 24 hours of the first-come, first-served sale. The sale will be opened to everyone, regardless of residency, at 10 a.m. June 27. Important note for youth hunters: Because these are leftover draw licenses, purchasing a leftover deer or pronghorn license will render youth hunters ineligible to purchase an encouragement elk license during the upcoming sale in July. Read more...

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