Mar
12
Thu
Public Meetings (Postponements): NM Wildlife Corridors Action Plan
Mar 12 all-day

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has begun developing the Wildlife Corridors Action Plan (Plan) in accordance with New Mexico Senate Bill 228, the Wildlife Corridors Act (Act).

  • Raton NMDGF Office, 215 York Canyon Road Tuesday, February 25, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Albuquerque NMDGF Office, 7816 Alamo Road NW Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Santa Fe Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Farmington McGee Park, 41 County Road 5568, MultiPurpose Building (located south of Sun Ray Park & Casino), Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Las Cruces NMDGF Office, 2715 Northside Drive Tuesday, March 10, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Santa Clara (Silver City), Santa Clara Community Center, 11990 Hwy 180 E., Santa Clara, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Postponed Roswell NMDGF Office, 1615 West College Boulevard, Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:30-8:00pm
  • Postponed Taos Sagebrush Inn, 1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm

New Mexico Wildlife Corridors Action Plan: Public Meeting Information & Public Input Instructions

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) has begun developing the Wildlife Corridors Action Plan (Plan) in accordance with New Mexico Senate Bill 228, the Wildlife Corridors Act (Act).

The Act, signed into law by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham in 2019, directs the NMDOT and the NMDGF to develop the Plan for NMDOT roads statewide. The Plan will identify wildlife-vehicle collision hotspots that pose a risk to the traveling public, identify wildlife corridors from ecological data, and provide a list of priority projects based on the results of the Plan’s analysis. The Plan will provide information on wildlife movement with an emphasis on large mammals such as elk, deer, bear and mountain lion. A team of national experts led by Daniel B. Stephens and Associates (DBS&A), under contract with NMDOT, will develop the Plan in partnership with NMDGF. The DBS&A team will use a science-driven approach to identify areas per the Act that “pose a risk to successful wildlife migration or that pose a risk to the traveling public” and will be based on NMDOT crash data and ecological information on wildlife movements.

The Plan will build on past and ongoing efforts and is intended to raise support for and consensus in the identification of priority wildlife corridors and priority projects across New Mexico. Development of the Plan will also involve soliciting input from the general public, tribal governments and interested stakeholders.

We are writing to inform you that this is an opportunity for the public and engaged stakeholders to provide input and support for potential actions that will increase public safety and promote wildlife habitat connectivity.

There will be 8 public meetings to be held around the state to introduce the project and we invite you and your organization to participate. Attached please find the meeting locations, dates and times as well as details on how to submit comments. We look forward to working with the public and engaged stakeholder’s as this process continues.

Thank you for your interest.

Participation in the public meetings is not mandatory to provide input. Comments can be provided through email, meetings, and personal interactions with NMDOT and NMDGF personnel and the DBS&A Team. Additionally, written comments on the Plan can be provided by mail to the following: Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Attn: Wildlife Corridors Action Plan, 6020 Academy Road NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87109; by email to Wildlife.Corridors@state.nm.us; or in person at one of the meetings listed below. We will accept comments for this stage of the process through April 18, 2020.

Jun
17
Wed
Special Oryx Draw for Injured Servicemen
Jun 17 – Jul 22 all-day

Application open June 17, deadline July 22.

Jun
24
Wed
Leftover License Sale
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day

June 24 – residents
June 25- nonresidents

Jul
7
Tue
OHV First Responder Training @ Los Lunas
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the Village of Los Lunas Open Space Officers are providing an OHV Safety Training for first responders. The Village of Los Lunas Open Space Officers are certified Off-Highway Vehicle instructors. This event is free but it is not open to the public. The training will be held at the Los Lunas River Park.

Students of any age must have a customer identification number with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. All students must preregister to reserve a place in any training that is offered. To preregister or to get more information about trainings offered please visit www.B4Uride.com or call Officer Desi Ortiz. Currently there are 2 open spaces to fill for the training.

Aug
31
Mon
Mule Deer Monday @ Virtual Luncheon
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s deer biologist, Orrin Duvuvuei, and the Mule Deer Foundation’s regional director, Colleen Payne, for a virtual luncheon on Monday, August 31 for a discussion on all things mule deer! Topics of discussion will include updates on current projects across the state, tips and tricks for hunting season and more!

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ai0qqfJ6QBiL02kgMeWL1A.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Sep
11
Fri
SGC Special Public Meeting: Virtual @ Webcast
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Sep
23
Wed
Importation Rule Public Meeting #1 @ Webinar
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public input on the proposed changes to the importation rule.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BGkyYrxGQ76i_9z7jWI2pg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Information about the rule can be found here: https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Sep
24
Thu
Proposed Changes to the Hunter Education Rule Public Meeting #1 @ Webinar
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm

A short presentation on proposed revisions to the Hunter Education Rule 19.36.3 NMAC will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input.

To register visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_etOZpQnMRAiuLpeLih-xug

To join the meeting by phone please dial 1-346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 991-2246-7878 and Passcode:092020

Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the Department webpage,https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Comments on the proposed revisions can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Hunter Education Rule Amendments, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 or by email, lance.cherry@state.nm.us.

Sep
29
Tue
Proposed Changes to the Hunter Education Rule Public Meeting #2 @ Webinar
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm

A short presentation on proposed revisions to the Hunter Education Rule 19.36.3 NMAC will be given. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where members of the public are encouraged to ask questions and provide input.

To register visit https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yLcT73RBQIGucn8MJF2ttg

To join the meeting by phone please dial 1-346-248-7799. You will be prompted to enter the Webinar ID: 927-2661-0012 and Passcode:092020

Additional information about this meeting, including a copy of the presentation and a summary of the proposed revisions, is available on the Department webpage, https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Comments on the proposed revisions can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Hunter Education Rule Amendments, 1 Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 or by email, lance.cherry@state.nm.us.

Sep
30
Wed
Importation Rule Public Meeting #2 @ Webinar
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public input on the proposed changes to the importation rule.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vNgfUmfUTCqB7Slt7AQ2Bg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Information about the rule can be found here: https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/.

Nov
17
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Hunting seasons are underway and the holidays are quickly approaching. Join Jennifer, Jessica and Tristanna for the 6th Ladies’ Social Hour. For this session, we will provide tips and training on tracking an animal following a shot, discuss and share holiday wild game recipes and safe wildlife viewing opportunities you can enjoy over the holidays

Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hGUHR71dTqmGHvJ1W7f00A.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher jessica.fisher@state.nm.us, Jennifer Morgan jennifer.morgan@state.nm.us or Tristanna Bickford

Nov
21
Sat
Catfishin’ Fun Presentation @ Bosque del Apache Festival of the Cranes Virtual Event
Nov 21 @ 3:00 pm

NMDGF staff and USFWS LE will be giving information (virtually) on catfishing to include licenses information, biology, possible areas to fish and methods. This event is open to the public and more information can be found at https://friendsofbosquedelapache.org/festival-of-the-cranes/.

 

Jan
13
Wed
Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

Please register online and send us your questions through email or add your questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

Jan
15
Fri
State Game Commission Public Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am

Visit Commission Meetings & Agendas for more information.

Jan
19
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The success of New Mexico’s bighorn sheep program has created expanded opportunities for both wildlife viewers and hunters. Caitlin Ruhl, bighorn sheep program manager, will talk about bighorn sheep and how the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish manages populations across the state.

We will also talk about the importance of taking hunter education and how to get you or your kids into a class.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcuuqqTMiG9OrXlFNX-S1t6o6BHubZHNz.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher

Jan
20
Wed
Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

Please register online and send us your questions through email or add your questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

Jan
27
Wed
Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

Please register online and send us your questions through email or add your questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

Feb
3
Wed
Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

Please register online and send us your questions through email or add your questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

Feb
10
Wed
Deadline: 2021 Bear & Turkey Draw Permit Application
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm

Deadline to apply for bear and turkey draw permits. Applications must be completed before 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST). See 2021-22 New Mexico Hunting Rules & Info.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

Please register online and send us your questions through email or add your questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

 

Feb
15
Mon
Deadline: 2020–2021 Harvest Reports
Feb 15 all-day

Deadline to submit 2020–21 harvest reports for deer, elk, pronghorn and turkey license holders. Reports can be submitted online or by telephone. Late fees apply after this date.

Feb
16
Tue
Ladies’ Social Hour @ Virtual
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw are open! Have questions before you apply? We will be available to answer your questions about the application process. Nicole Tatman, big game program manager, will also be on hand to answer questions about hunting wildlife species across the state.

To get us started email your questions to Jennifer, Jessica, Megan and/or Tristanna.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kc-ivrDIpHt1sx-nXXPj93QrWxmTjMlz9.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

You can respond to our social media post with topics of interest and questions or send an email to Jessica Fisher.

Feb
17
Wed
Results Available Now: 2021 Bear & Turkey Draw Permits
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am

Results available February 17th @ 10:00 am. Results for 2021 bear and turkey draw permits available online and telephone and at NMDGF offices. Permits can be printed on standard paper after the appropriate license(s) are purchased. Carcass tag required.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know @ Virtual
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Applications for the 2021 big game draw will open soon! Have questions before you apply? We will be meeting virtually every week to discuss the 2021-2022 big game draw, how to apply, options for hunter education and the hunter mentor program and how to read the draw odds report. Over the next few months, we will have biologists on hand to answer questions.

Big Game Draw 2021: All you wanted to know

Please register online and send us your questions through email or add your questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Send us your questions through email or add a questions to the Facebook Event for the topic related to your questions.