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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, NOV. 25, 2008:
ANTELOPE PLAN EXTENSION, BIG-GAME HUNTING RULES ON GAME COMMISSION AGENDA
DEMING -- The State Game Commission will meet Dec. 4 in Deming to consider spending more time developing a pronghorn antelope management plan that will be best for the wildlife and represent the interests of landowners and hunters.
The Department of Game and Fish will recommend that the Commission give the agency another year to address concerns expressed during statewide public meetings over a plan to restructure the way the agency allocates pronghorn licenses on public and private land. The Department will recommend that the Commission adopt rules for the 2009-2010 pronghorn season that are similar to the 2008-2009 season while the Department develops a new proposal to revise the Antelope Private Land Use System (A-PLUS).
The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in rooms 144-145 of the Mimbres Valley Special Events Center, 2300 E. Pine St., in Deming. The full agenda, detailed agenda-item briefings and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish Web site, www.wildlife.state.nm.us or by calling (505) 476-8008.
Other agenda items include:
The State Game Commission is composed of seven members who represent the state’s diverse interests in wildlife-associated recreation and conservation. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate. Current members are Chairman Tom Arvas, Albuquerque; Vice-chairman M.H. “Dutch” Salmon, Silver City; Alfredo Montoya, Alcalde; Leo Sims, Hobbs; Sandy Buffett, Santa Fe; Jim McClintic, Albuquerque; and Oscar Simpson, Albuquerque.
If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Shirley Baker, (505) 476-8030. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible forms.