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Department seeking next generation of conservation officers

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, MARCH 1, 2019: Department seeking next generation of conservation officers SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish is seeking qualified men and women to join the next generation of conservation officers, who protect and conserve New Mexico’s wildlife. The department is currently accepting applications for conservation officer trainees with a starting pay of $17.03 an hour. Applications for this position will be accepted until April 16, 2019. Physical assessments and interviews will take place May 11, 2019 in Santa Fe. Candidates who advance past the interviews may be required to stay in Santa Fe until May 17, 2019 for further testing. Prior law enforcement experience is not required. Successful applicants must either possess a qualifying bachelor’s degree or obtain a qualifying degree and provide documentation Read more...

Off-Highway Vehicle grant applications now available

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, FEB. 14, 2019: Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Applications Now Available SANTA FE – Federal, state and local government agencies as well as not-for-profit organizations can apply for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grants to enhance recreational use of side-by-sides, ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles on public lands. Law enforcement agencies can apply for grants to conduct OHV patrols and enforce the provisions of the OHV Act (66-3-1001 NMSA). Projects promoting OHV safety or mitigating impacts from OHV use may also qualify for grants. Funds for these grants are user-generated revenues from OHV registrations, collected in the state’s Trail Safety Fund and administered by the department. Grant application forms and information can be downloaded from the OHV program website. Applications must be mailed and postmarked no later than Sunday, March 31 or Read more...

Charges issued in illegal trapping case

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, FEB. 13, 2019: Charges issued in illegal trapping case SANTA FE – In one of New Mexico’s most recent high-profile trapping cases, a Chimayo man is facing multiple charges associated with running illegal trap lines that resulted in the unlawful harvest of multiple wildlife animals and the death of Roxy, a family dog. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Marty Cordova, 42, was charged with 34 counts of illegal trapping activities. Charges include: Charges include: 5 counts of trapping within 25 yards of a road 10 counts of failure to properly mark traps 5 counts of failure to check traps every calendar day 14 counts of unlawful possession of a protected species Conservation officers served a search warrant on Cordova’s residence in January resulting in officers seizing snares and Read more...

Hunters: Don’t forget to file your mandatory harvest report

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, FEB. 13, 2019: Hunters: Don't forget to file your mandatory harvest report SANTA FE – Mandatory harvest deadlines are fast approaching for hunters and trappers who held licenses for New Mexico’s 2018-19 seasons. The deadline to file a free report for hunters who held 2018-19 deer, elk, pronghorn or turkey licenses is midnight Feb. 15, 2019, After that date, an $8 late fee will apply. Hunters must report on or before the March 20 application deadline or their applications will be rejected from the big-game draws. The deadline to report for those who held 2018-19 Barbary sheep, javelina, oryx, ibex or trapping licenses is midnight April 7, 2019. The later harvest-reporting deadline allows license holders for those species to submit results after the seasons have closed. Hunters Read more...

Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show this weekend 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, FEB. 12, 2019: Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show this weekend in Albuquerque SANTA FE – The annual New Mexico Outdoor Adventures Hunting and Fishing Show opens at noon Friday, Feb.15 and continues through Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Manuel Lujan Building at the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque. The event is bigger and better than ever with new exhibits and hands-on activities hosted by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. New this year will be a free 'catch and release' pond located in the red barn. Try your luck catching a tagged fish to win a prize sponsored by a vendor. At the start of each day’s show, the first 15 people to catch a tagged fish will win a prize from one of the Read more...

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