New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact: Dan Williams: (505) 476-8004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MARCH 12, 2018:
Migratory game bird, turkey hunting rules topics of public meetings
SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the migratory game bird and turkey hunting rules.
The department is proposing small changes in turkey hunting across the state, including: adjusting seasons for calendar dates; modifying fall open units; and adding the Bluebird Wildlife Management Area to the open wildlife management areas. For migratory game birds, the department is proposing incorporating the federal recommendations on migratory bird seasons, and adjusting season dates for calendar dates.
To gather public comments, three public meetings will be conducted:
- Farmington: 6 to 9 p.m. March 12 at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W Arrington St.
- Las Cruces: 6 to 9 p.m. March 13 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive.
- Albuquerque: 6 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 3841 Midway Place, NE.
The proposal can be viewed on the department’s website www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration. Comments on the proposed changes can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Waterfowl and Turkey Rule Development, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; by email, DGF-Waterfowl@state.nm.us, DGF-Gamebird@state.nm.us, or in person at one of the meetings listed above.