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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...

Monastery Lake to be closed Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9

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 6, 2019: Monastery Lake to be closed Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9 SANTA FE – Monastery Lake near Pecos will be closed to the public from dusk Thursday, June 6, through dawn Sunday, June 9. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish leases the lake for public fishing from the Benedictine Monastery in Pecos. The owners and the department have agreed to close the lake for a private fishing event. Anglers are encouraged to take advantage of other nearby fishing opportunities on the Pecos River and at Cowles Ponds. Conservation officers will monitor the lake during the closure and signs will be posted at the main gate. The angling public’s cooperation will be greatly appreciated. The lake will reopen to the public at Read more...

Game Commission to meet June 14 in Albuquerque

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 4, 2019: Game Commission to meet June 14 in Albuquerque SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet Friday, June 14, in Albuquerque to elect chair and vice chair positions and initiate the 2019-2020 Migratory Bird Rule. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Northwest Regional Office located at 7816 Alamo Road NW, in Albuquerque. Other agenda items include: Approve the Land Transfers of the Mesilla Valley Bosque Park and the Laguna del Campo Approve the 2021 Capital Outlay Request Review the Current Commission Meeting Schedule The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. The State Game Commission is composed of seven Read more...

Department cautions public to leave young wildlife alone

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 3, 2019: Department cautions public to leave young wildlife alone SANTA FE – As we head into summer, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish again reminds the public to leave alone any deer or antelope fawns, elk calves, bear cubs or other wild animals they may find. Please remember – young wildlife that people discover are simply hiding while awaiting their parents’ return from foraging nearby. Removing these young animals can cost them their lives, Orrin Duvuvuei, department deer and pronghorn biologist, warned. “You might think it has been abandoned, but in reality, the mother is typically a few hundred yards away,” Duvuvuei said. “In most cases, the best thing to do is just leave it alone and quietly leave the area.” Read more...

AIMS@UNM hits the mark at national tournament

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Lance Cherry: (505) 476-8003 lance.cherry@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MAY 7, 2019: AIMS@UNM hits the mark at national tournament SANTA FE – Capturing bronze and silver, New Mexico’s National Archery in the Schools (NASP) high school division state champions, Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and Science (AIMS@UNM) delivered the state’s best national tournament showing since the program began in 2008. More than 1,250 top-ranked student archers from 156 schools competed in the NASP Western Nationals, April 27-28 at the Salt Palace Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah. The AIMS@UNM team scored 3292 out of a possible 3600 in the high school division and pinned an amazing 146 bullseyes to clinch the third place finish. The team’s standout archer, Sofia Apodaca, racked up 20 bullseyes and a score of 289 out of 300, to capture second overall Read more...

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