New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Archive News Releases 2007-2013

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004
Public contact: (505) 476-8000



ALBUQUERQUE – The State Game Commission will introduce four new commissioners and hear presentations about recent legislation, the private-land antelope system, the annual audit and the ban on trapping in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area at its meeting May 5 in Albuquerque.

The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Continuing Education Conference Center, Room C, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The full agenda, detailed agenda-item briefings and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website,, or by calling (505) 476-8008. Details of proposed rules and opportunities to comment about them also are available on the website.

Agenda items include:

  • A report on legislation passed by the 2011 State Legislature and signed by the governor that will impact the Department and the state’s hunters and anglers.
  • An update on new rules affecting the way the Department allocates private-land antelope licenses.
  • An update on the temporary ban on trapping on public lands within the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area and a study by New Mexico State University on the affects various kinds of traps and trapping methods have on Mexican wolves.

  • A required review of the Department of Game and Fish fiscal-year 2010 financial statements and annual audit report from the state auditor.
  • A presentation about a proposal to renew a one-year easement with the State Land Office for hunting, angling and trapping access on State Trust Lands.

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 Jim McClintic, Tom Arvas and Thomas "Dick" Salopek, and newly appointed members Bill Montoya, Jerry Maracchini, Scott Bidegain and Robert Hoffman.

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 Sonya Quintana, (505) 476-8030. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible forms.


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