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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.

Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Wehinahpay near Sacramento

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 12, 2017: Special hunter education camp offered at Camp Wehinahpay near Sacramento SACRAMENTO – 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 free of charge. The camp is open to youths ages 11 to 18 who are accompanied by a responsible adult. It will be conducted the weekend of Aug. 11-13 at Camp Wehinahpay Boy Scout Camp in the Sacramento Mountains east of Alamogordo. Participants are responsible for bringing their own camping gear. Meals will be provided Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Registration for this camp is now being accepted. Those interested in attending must complete and return the registration form available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us/education/hunter-education/ by 5 p.m. Read more...

Hunting plans shot? Donate that license to a good cause

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 12, 2017: Hunting plans shot?Donate that license to a good cause SANTA FE – New Mexico hunters are reminded that in the event they can’t use their hunting license this season, it can be donated for a youth to use. The State Game Commission has authorized two nonprofit organizations, the New Mexico Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife of Farmington and The Donald R. Kemp Youth Hunting Club in Las Cruces to receive donated hunting licenses and provide them to qualified youths to use. Requests to donate hunting licenses must be made in writing to the department before the start of the hunt. The department recommends submitting the request well in advance to give the organizations time to find an eligible recipient. When a recipient is located, Read more...

Public meeting scheduled to discuss southwest area office transition

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 11, 2017: Public meeting scheduled to discuss southwest area office transition LAS CRUCES – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled an open house to discuss plans to transition its southwest regional office from the east side of Las Cruces to the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. The open house is scheduled to be conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 22, at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle del Norte, Las Cruces. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served. The department in partnership with the New Mexico State Parks Division plans to house its southwest area office at the park where it can provide the public more educational and recreational opportunities. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Read more...

Public meeting scheduled to discuss future of Laguna del Campo

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 10, 2017: Public meeting scheduled to discuss future of Laguna del Campo LOS OJOS – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the future of Laguna del Campo fishing pond at the Los Ojos Fish Hatchery. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, in the Commission Chambers at the Rio Arriba County Office, 149 N.M. 162, in Tierra Amarilla. Department staff will provide information and answer questions about the dam and alternatives to address safety concerns. Pursuant to dam safety regulations, the department conducted an extensive analysis of the dam and its ability to withstand a worst-case flood event. Results indicate that the dam, in its current condition, could fail under extreme circumstances. Addressing these Read more...

Harvest reporting now just a phone call away

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Karl Moffatt: (505) 476-8007 karl.moffatt@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017: Harvest reporting now just a phone call away SANTA FE – New Mexico hunters have a new option to submit their 2017-18 hunting season harvest reports. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish today announced the new program which uses an interactive phone system that is accessed simply by calling the department’s information line, (888) 248-6866. The system allows hunters to file reports over the phone using their license information and following voice prompts. Customers receive a harvest report confirmation number and email message once they have answered and completed a list of questions that are used by biologists to better manage the state’s wildlife resources. “We’re always looking for ways to make our customer experience better and more convenient,” said Assistant Director 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