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Recreation News2022-03-23T08:39:00-06:00

NMDGF Recreation News

The latest recreation news and press releases from New Mexico Game and Fish. Department-wide news can be found under Home → NMDGF News.

Moose Captured in Downtown Santa Fe

SANTA FE – A bull moose was captured this morning by Department staff and City of Santa Fe Animal Services Officers near the intersection of Grant Avenue and Rosario Boulevard. The moose has been successfully relocated to suitable habitat in northern New Mexico. According to Colonel Tim Cimbal, the Department received a call from Animal Services at approximately 8:10 this morning reporting a moose near Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe. Officers soon tracked the animal to the intersection of Grant Avenue and Rosario Boulevard and set up a perimeter to protect the safety of residents and pedestrians in this popular walking area. The moose had progressively moved closer to urban areas, exposing it to hazards like moving vehicles and fence entanglement. It also showed little fear of humans or pets, creating concern for resident safety. Moose regularly exhibit aggression towards humans and pets, especially bulls during the rut or [...]

Seven Springs Kids’ Pond closed due to McKinney Fire

The kids' pond at Seven Springs Hatchery, located four miles north of Fenton Lake State Park in Sandoval County, is closed because of firefighting efforts surrounding the McKinney Fire. The pond and surrounding roads are closed to allow for dipping of water and access for fire crews. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish biologists and hatchery staff are putting together a plan to prioritize the relocation of fish inventories currently at the hatchery should that become necessary.

Apply now for sandhill crane and pheasant draw permits

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is now accepting applications for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits. Applications can be made through your online account. The application deadline for special Sandhill crane and pheasant permits is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16. Successful applicants must have a Game Hunting License and applicable stamp(s) in addition to their draw permit. Successful sandhill crane applicants also must have a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number. The 2023-2024 Upland Game Rules and Information Booklet is currently available on the Department’s website in both English and Spanish. The 2023-2024 Migratory Bird Rules and Information Booklet will be available on the website following Friday's State Game Commission meeting.

Public Meetings: Habitat Stamp Program Citizen Advisory Committee to Meet July 25 and 27

ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has scheduled public meetings with the Habitat Stamp Program Citizen Advisory Committee. During these meetings, upcoming project opportunities will be presented and prioritized for implementation. Members of the public are invited to attend this hybrid public meeting in order to provide comments. The public is encouraged to visit the habitat stamp website and review the current year project opportunities prior to the meeting: July 25, 2023, Albuquerque, 2 p.m. - Presentations Attend in person at 7816 Alamo Rd NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico Register in Advance to attend virtually July 27, 2023, Albuquerque, 5:30 p.m. - Prioritization Attend in person at 7816 Alamo Rd NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico Register in Advance to attend virtually Information about how to attend and participate in the virtual component of this meeting is available on the NMDGF webpage, Comments can be provided by mail: [...]

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