NMDGF Game Commission to Meet in Santa Fe

Game Commission to meet Aug. 27 in Santa Fe

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Aug. 27 in Santa Fe to consider numerous matters, including discussion of a new statewide fisheries management plan.

The meeting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at the Santa Fe Community College Jemez Rooms, 6401 Richards Ave., Santa Fe.

Other agenda items include:

  • Discussion of the development of a new easement to provide continued sportsmen access to State Trust Lands for the 2016-2017 hunting seasons.
  • Final department proposals to the Bear and Cougar Rule based on based on public comment, harvest data, population status and other management needs.
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service appeal of the department’s denial of its request to release Mexican gray wolves.
  • Presentation of the department’s 2017 operating budget and request for commission approval.

The full agenda, detailed agenda-item briefings and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website. Details of proposed rules and opportunities to comment about them also are available on the website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us.

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 Paul Kienzle, Vice-chairman Bill Montoya, Thomas “Dickie” Salopek, Robert Espinoza Sr., Ralph Ramos, Bob Ricklefs and Elizabeth Ryan.

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 Angelica Ruiz, (505) 476-8027. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible forms. Game Commission meetings are broadcast live at www.governor.state.nm.us.