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Migratory Game Bird rule changes topic of public meetings

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, APRIL 2, 2019: Migratory Game Bird rule changes topic of public meetings SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Migratory Game Bird rule. The department is proposing small changes in migratory game bird hunting, including incorporating Federal recommendations on migratory bird seasons and adjusting season dates for calendar dates. To gather public comments, three public meetings will be conducted: Albuquerque: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 10 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 7816 Alamo Rd, NW Farmington: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 11 at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W Arrington St. Las Cruces: 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 12 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive The proposals will Read more...

Project proposals sought for Share with Wildlife funding

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, APRIL 2, 2019: Project proposals sought for Share with Wildlife funding SANTA FE – On April 1, 2019, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s Share with Wildlife program will begin accepting proposals for projects starting in 2020. The department’s Share with Wildlife program funds projects up to $50,000 in four categories: habitat enhancement, biological and ecological research studies, wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife education. Topics of particular interest to the department for projects that start between Jan. 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020, and details about the proposal format, are listed in the Call for Project Information (CFPI) for fiscal year 2020 available on the Share with Wildlife webpage, under the Applications-Reports tab. Any questions about the application process and final project proposals should be submitted Read more...

Expect roadblocks statewide during hunting and fishing seasons

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, MAR. 29, 2019: Expect roadblocks statewide during hunting and fishing seasons SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during hunting and fishing seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. The 2019-2020 hunting and fishing season begins April 1. All hunters and anglers are required to purchase a new license before hunting and fishing. Anglers can expect roadblocks throughout the summer. Guides and outfitters are also reminded that new registration is required. Youth turkey season begins April 12 and the general season begins April 15. For more information, please consult the department’s Hunting Rules and Information booklet, available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us or at area offices and license vendors. At roadblocks, conservation officers also will check for compliance Read more...

2019-2020 fishing and hunting fishing licenses on sale now

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 26, 2019: 2019-2020 fishing and hunting fishing licenses on sale now SANTA FE – Sales of "over-the-counter" fishing and game hunting licenses for the 2019-2020 license year is now open, giving anglers and hunters an opportunity to have licenses in-hand when the new license year begins April 1. Anglers will need a 2019-2020 fishing license beginning April 1. The first hunting seasons of 2019 will be for spring turkeys. Those seasons are April 12-14 for youth-only hunts and April 15 for everyone. If you purchased a game hunting or game hunting and fishing license through the 2019-2020 draw application, it is now available in your account under my purchases. More information about license fees, required stamps, season dates and other rules is available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us or toll-free, (888) 248-6866. ###

Donate part of your state tax refund to help wildlife

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, MAR. 18, 2019: Donate part of your state tax refund to help wildlife SANTA FE – Want to help wildlife in need of conservation? It’s as easy as filling out a line on your state tax return to donate some of your tax refund to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Share with Wildlife program. Since its inception in 1981, the Share with Wildlife program has funded many projects and organizations. A long-term recipient of funds is the New Mexico Wildlife Center, a nonprofit in Española where sick and injured animals receive veterinary care, treatment and rehabilitation before being released back into the wild. The program also funds research, especially on species lacking information needed in order for species conservation and management efforts to proceed. Read more...

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