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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...

Project proposals sought for Share with Wildlife funding

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 2, 2018: Project proposals sought for Share with Wildlife funding SANTA FE – As of April 2, 2018, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s Share with Wildlife program is accepting proposals for projects that would start in 2019. 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 would start between Jan. 1, 2019, and May 31, 2019, and details about the proposal format are listed in the Call For Project Information (CFPI) for fiscal year 2019 available at http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/conservation/share-with-wildlife/ under the Applications-Reports tab. Any questions about the application process and final project proposals should be submitted to Read more...

National search begins April 1 for new department director

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Media contact: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004 Public contact: (888)-248-6866 Dan.williams@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Friday March 30, 2018: National search begins April 1 for new department director SANTA FE -- The New Mexico State Game Commission will begin a nationwide search for the position of director of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and will start accepting applications April 1, 2018. Interested applicants have until 5 p.m. MST on June 1, 2018, to submit resumes and other materials to the department. The director manages a department of approximately 300 employees and an annual budget in excess of $39 million whose mission is to conserve, regulate, propagate and protect the wildlife and fish within the state of New Mexico. The department director is an “exempt” position that serves at the pleasure of the commission. The annual salary will be between $99,999 and $120,000 Read more...

Fishing season begins April 1 – Don’t forget your new license

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Ross Morgan, (505) 222-4707 ross.morgan@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 30, 2018: Fishing season begins April 1 Don’t forget your new license SANTA FE – A new fishing season is approaching fast, and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish would like to remind anglers to purchase a 2018-19 fishing license. The fishing license year runs April 1 to March 31. Licenses can be purchased 24 hours a day on the department website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us, during business hours at department offices and license vendors statewide, or by calling the department Information Center, (888) 248-6866. For angler’s convenience, Information Center phone lines will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, giving everyone a chance to purchase a license on or before opening day. Licenses purchased online or through the Read more...

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