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Here are most recent news releases from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish or visit the News Archive 2007-2013. Focus on a subject (such as recent Enforcement or Education) news by visiting News in each section of the main navigation.

National Archery in the Schools tournament draws more than 900 competitors

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 dan.williams@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 16, 2018: National Archery in the Schools tournament draws more than 900 competitors ALBUQUERQUE – A record number of young archers from across New Mexico competed in the 2018 National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) State Tournament April 7 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. This year’s tournament drew 906 archers, surpassing last year’s record attendance number of 840. “Archery is gaining popularity as a competitive sport among New Mexico’s students,” said Brian Guzman, archery coordinator for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. “Our department is proud to support young archers and encourage their interest in this challenging extracurricular activity. We are pleased so many kids were eager to demonstrate their skills and sportsmanship.” The middle school Read more...

Roswell game warden named Officer of the Year by Shikar Safari Club

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Dan Williams: (505) 476-8004 dan.williams@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 13, 2018: Roswell game warden named Officer of the Year by Shikar Safari Club ROSWELL – Shikar Safari Club International has named New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Cpl. Tyson Sanders the 2018 Wildlife Officer of the Year. This highly prestigious award is given annually to a state officer whose efforts show outstanding performance and achievement among sworn conservation law enforcement personnel. Sanders began his career with the department in 2009, spending his first year in the Mora district before relocating to the Roswell district. His eight-year career has seen numerous successes in investigating and prosecuting numerous high-profile big-game cases. Education and community outreach also have been a significant part of Sander’s focus. He has led over 20 public outreach events in the Read more...

Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Thunderbird near Mimbres

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Jennifer Morgan, (505) 222-4722 jennifer.morgan@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 11, 2018: Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Thunderbird near Mimbres MIMBRES – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youths can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification. The camp is open to youths ages 11 and over who are accompanied by an adult. It will be conducted the weekend of May 18-20, at the beautiful Camp Thunderbird in the Gila National Forest. Lodging and meals are free and all equipment is provided. Registration for this camp opportunity opens April 16. Participants must complete and return the registration form available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ by 12 p.m., April 30, to be eligible. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants will learn safe Read more...

Expect roadblocks statewide during hunting and fishing seasons

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Media contact: Ross Morgan, (505) 222-4707 Public contact: (888)-248-6866 ross.morgan@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 9, 2018: 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 2018-2019 hunting and fishing season began 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 6 and the general season begins April 15. Trapping and hunting season continues for raccoons April 1 to May 15 and April 1-30 for beaver, muskrat and nutria. Year-round cougar, Barbary sheep, off-range oryx and off-mountain ibex seasons run from April 1, Read more...

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: Dan Williams: (505) 476-8004 dan.williams@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 4, 2018: 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 filing 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. The Share with Wildlife program funds many projects and organizations, including the non-profit New Mexico Wildlife Center 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, including a study of the success of the North American river otter reintroduction effort that was conducted 2008-2010, and evaluation of the current size and health of the Read more...

News Releases for 2017

Dec 11th, 2017

Cimarron River fish safe to eat, tests show

Dec 8th, 2017

Information sought in unlawfully killed elk

Oct 25th, 2017

Cutthroat trout featured on new license plate

Sep 20th, 2017

Game Commission to meet Sept. 28 in Red River

Aug 17th, 2017

Roswell man arrested for harassing pronghorns

Aug 15th, 2017

Hooked on Fishing derby lots of fun

Aug 15th, 2017

Game Commission to meet Aug. 24 in Albuquerque

Jul 13th, 2017

Public reminded to leave young wildlife alone

Jun 30th, 2017

Harvest reporting now just a phone call away

Jun 29th, 2017

Be bear aware during hot July 4 holidays

Jun 20th, 2017

Youth encouragement elk hunting licenses for sale

Jun 13th, 2017

Game Commission to meet June 22 in Ruidoso

Jun 1st, 2017

Information sought on poached elk near Logan

May 30th, 2017

Free fishing Saturday, June 3

May 26th, 2017

Cimarron River open for fishing

Apr 26th, 2017

Game Commission to meet May 11 in Clayton

Apr 26th, 2017

Public comment sought on upland game rules

Apr 18th, 2017

Monastery Lake to be closed Thursday, April 20

Apr 17th, 2017

Be bear aware when out and about this spring

Mar 31st, 2017

Game wardens rescue snowbound motorists

Mar 27th, 2017

Game Commission to meet April 5 in Artesia

Jan 27th, 2017

Bighorn sheep biologist awarded prestigious honor

Jan 5th, 2017

Game Commission to meet Jan 12 in Santa Fe

News Releases for 2016

Dec 1st, 2016

Tipsters help bust poacher

Nov 23rd, 2016

Southeast New Mexico is your best bet for quail

Nov 7th, 2016

Game Commission to meet Nov. 17 in Grants

Sep 26th, 2016

Game Commission to meet Oct. 5 in Las Vegas, N.M.

Sep 22nd, 2016

Free Fishing Day Saturday, September 24

Aug 16th, 2016

Free family fun at Outdoor Expo Aug. 20-21

Aug 12th, 2016

Game Commission to meet Aug. 25 in Rio Rancho

Jul 23rd, 2016

Cloudcroft homeowner kills bear attacking dogs

Jul 22nd, 2016

Citizen advisors needed for Habitat Stamp Program

Jun 30th, 2016

Youth encouragement elk hunting licenses for sale

Jun 26th, 2016

Missing bear cubs caught Saturday

Jun 13th, 2016

Game Commission to meet June 23 in Santa Rosa

May 30th, 2016

Go fishing for free Saturday, June 4.

May 9th, 2016

Game and Fish archery coordinator to be honored

May 2nd, 2016

Game Commission to meet May 12 in Silver City

Apr 21st, 2016

Be bear aware when outdoors this spring

Apr 11th, 2016

New hunting, fishing rules take effect this month

Apr 1st, 2016

Game Commission to meet April 14 in Las Cruces

Mar 11th, 2016

New wildlife license plate features a big buck

Feb 22nd, 2016

Game Commission to meet Feb. 26 in Albuquerque

Jan 5th, 2016

Game Commission meet Jan. 14 in Santa Fe

News Releases for 2015

Dec 11th, 2015

Eagle Nest Lake temporarily closed to ice fishing

Nov 5th, 2015

Game Commission to meet Nov. 19 in Roswell

Sep 18th, 2015

Game Commission to meet Sept. 29 in Albuquerque

Sep 11th, 2015

Hunter attacked by bear near Wagon Mound

Sep 10th, 2015

Bear sought in attack on Los Alamos man

Sep 4th, 2015

Wildlife crimes net stiff fines and jail time

Aug 28th, 2015

Hunting seasons ramp up across New Mexico

Aug 14th, 2015

Game Commission meet Aug. 27 in Santa Fe

Aug 11th, 2015

Free family fun at N.M. Outdoor Expo Aug. 15 & 16

Jul 30th, 2015

Plenty of prime youth elk licenses available

Jul 24th, 2015

State Wildlife Action Plan meetings scheduled

Jul 7th, 2015

Bear bites Raton girl sleeping in tent

Jun 30th, 2015

Deming bear relocated to Gila Wilderness

Jun 23rd, 2015

Plenty of youth elk hunting licenses for sale

Jun 10th, 2015

Game Commission to meet at new location in Taos

Jun 8th, 2015

Capitan man kills charging bear

Jun 2nd, 2015

Bear sought in attack on shed hunter

May 29th, 2015

Officers kill puppy-eating cougar

Apr 29th, 2015

Game Commission to meet May 7 in Farmington

Apr 23rd, 2015

Fox involved in attack tests positive for rabies

Apr 21st, 2015

Trout removed from Lisboa Springs Fish Hatchery

Mar 16th, 2015

Game Commission to meet March 26 in Alamogordo

Feb 10th, 2015

Eight Clovis men convicted of unlawful hunting

News Releases for 2014

Aug 22nd, 2014

Bear and cub captured near downtown Santa Fe

Aug 6th, 2014

Learn more about the Responsible Hunter Program

Aug 4th, 2014

Fish for big cats at Villanueva State Park

Jul 3rd, 2014

Catch outdoor rewards this Independence Day

Jun 6th, 2014

Anglers out in force over Memorial Day

May 20th, 2014

Protect New Mexico waters from invasive species

May 8th, 2014

New Mexico cares about bears

Apr 30th, 2014

May 1 is ‘Stop Poaching Day’

Apr 29th, 2014

Enjoy wildlife areas, but remember permit

Apr 9th, 2014

Pecos Canyon fishing, camping areas to reopen

Apr 8th, 2014

NMDGF releases bobcats back into wild

Apr 2nd, 2014

2014-2015 Fishing Season Begins

Mar 24th, 2014

Eagle Nest Lake Open to Boating

Mar 10th, 2014

Young Archers Score Big at State Tournament

Feb 17th, 2014

Chairman resigns from State Game Commission

Feb 14th, 2014

Wild Turkeys Trapped, Relocated