Public Comment

The following Game Commission documents are available for public comments. We encourage your participation.
See also Meetings and Agendas for State Game Commission meeting notices, agenda item briefings, and calendar.

Proposals Under Consideration

Click title below to open/close the proposal under consideration:

Summary Proposed Changes Migratory Game Bird 19.31.6 NMAC

Migratory Bird Rule Public Meeting Announcement 2024

Mig Game Bird Technical Information For NM 2024

19.31.6 Mig Game Bird Rule Underline Strikethrough 2024

19.31.6 Mig Game Bird Rule Clean 2024

The Department opened the Migratory Game Bird Rule (19.31.6) at the March 8, 2024 State Game Commission Meeting.  We are currently accepting public comments on the proposed changes.  To enter your comments into the official rule-making record, please email them to: DGF-waterfowl@dgf.nm.gov

Summary Of Proposed Changes Bighorn Sheep 19.31.17 NMAC

The Department opened the Bighorn Sheep Rule (19.31.17) at the May 16, 2024 State Game Commission Meeting.  We are currently accepting public comments on the proposed changes.  To enter your comments into the official rule-making record, please email them to: DGF-Bighorn-Rule@state.nm.us.

How to identify changes that are proposed in draft rules:

  • Only sections of the rule which are highlighted are being proposed for changes.
  • Underlined sections of draft rule are being proposed as new language.
  • Strikethrough sections of draft rule are being proposed to be deleted.
  • A clean version of each affected draft rule in proposed final form is also being provided.

Rule Development Process

Rule Procedures 19.30.17 NMAC

Rule Process And Development Information Rev. 3-29-2024

The Department revises rules for hunting game every 4 years and migratory game birds (waterfowl) each year.  Involving hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts is invaluable during the review to ensure that their perspectives help influence hunting seasons and license numbers for the next four years.  As the process develops, proposed adjustments to the various rules will be available for public review.  The State Game Commission, when finalizing the rules later this year, will consider all public comments, harvest and survey data, as well as biological information on population sustainability and management goals.