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State Game Commission welcomes newest member

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, JAN. 14, 2020: State Game Commission welcomes newest member SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission welcomes Mrs. Sharon Salazar Hickey as its newest appointed member. Mrs. Hickey serves as a Program Manager for the Associate Laboratory Director for Environment, Safety, Health, Quality, Safeguards and Security whose goal is to protect and preserve people, the environment, resources and information at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Leading the Office of Institutional Policy, Mrs. Hickey has extensive experience in policies and procedures, government contracts, employment law and alternative dispute and conflict resolution. Mrs. Hickey is a native New Mexican and was raised in Los Alamos. Receiving her Juris Doctorate degree from California Western School of Law, Mrs. Hickey is also a member of the New Mexico State [...]

Game Commission to meet January 17 in Las Cruces

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, JAN. 6, 2020: Game Commission to meet January 17 in Las Cruces SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet Friday, Jan. 17, in Las Cruces. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road. Agenda items include: Rule Making Hearing on the Final Fair Chase Rule Rule Making Hearing on the Final Trapping and Furbearers Rule Rule Making Hearing on the Final Licenses/Permits Rule Workshop on the Departments E-PLUS program The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. The New Mexico State Game Commission meeting will be available to view via a live webcast on the Department’s website. The webcast [...]

Need a New Year’s Resolution? Take the Trout Challenge!

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, JAN 1, 2020: Need a New Year’s Resolution? Take the Trout Challenge! SANTA FE - Anglers in New Mexico are very fortunate to have such diverse fishing opportunities, especially when it comes to trout. With six different trout species, all within a few hours of each other, catching several, or all of them, can be quite the challenge. Today, January 1, 2020, the Department of Game and Fish has launched the New Mexico Trout Challenge (NMTC). This challenge, which is the first of its kind for New Mexico, will encourage anglers in our state to catch five of New Mexico’s trout species. The five trout species that anglers will be challenged to catch are the Rio Grande cutthroat trout, Gila trout, brown trout, brook trout and rainbow [...]

Monastery Lake closed to fishing due to unsafe ice conditions

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, DEC 31, 2019: Monastery Lake closed to fishing due to unsafe ice conditions SANTA FE – Monastery Lake, near Pecos, has been closed to fishing until further notice due to unsafe ice conditions. Ice fishing is not allowed at the Benedictine Monastery lake leased through the Department’s Open Gate program. A thin layer of ice has formed on the lake prompting the closure. The lake will reopen when there is sufficient open areas of water available to allow fishing from the bank. Anglers can find good winter trout fishing in the Albuquerque area drains, at Tingley Beach and at other fishing waters throughout the state. Visit our website for more information on trout species, a list of convenient fishing locations and fish stocking reports. ###

Eagle Nest Lake State Park Open to Ice Fishing

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 New Mexico State Parks Division Public contact, Christina Cordova: (505) 476-3363 christing.cordova@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DEC 31, 2019: Eagle Nest Lake State Park Open to Ice Fishing EAGLE NEST, NM – Eagle Nest Lake State Park is now open to ice fishing. According to the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resource Department’s State Parks Division and the Department of Game and Fish, current measurements indicate that ice thickness exceeds the minimum standards. The State Parks Division and the Department of Game and Fish jointly manage the lake and surrounding area. The surface of Eagle Nest Lake is now open to walk-in access or access by snowmobiles and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) for ice fishing and other recreational activities on the ice. Side-by-side and Utility Task Vehicles (UTVs) are prohibited. The only access [...]

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