Big-game rules may change
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is conducting public meetings and requesting comments on several proposed changes to the state’s big-game hunting rules that will be presented to the State Game Commission this year.
The proposed changes will be available for public review in three parts and at different times to give the public the best opportunities to review them before modified versions are presented to the Commission. Proposals will be posted on the Department Web site, www.wildlife.state.nm.us according to the following schedule:
Turkey, upland game, javelina: Proposals were published on the Web site in March. Modified recommendations were presented to the Commission for review April 8, with a Commission decision expected at its Thursday, June 3 meeting.
Bighorn, exotic species, elk, waterfowl, Open Gate: Proposals were published on the Web site earlier in April. Modified recommendations will be presented to the Commission for review June 3, with a Commission decision expected at its July 8 meeting.
Deer, bear and cougar, pronghorn, A-PLUS: Proposals will be published on the Web site July 28. Modified recommendations will be presented to the Commission for review Aug. 28, with a Commission decision expected at its Sept. 30 meeting.
A meeting will be held in Socorro on Friday, April 30, at the City Hall’s Council Chambers from 6 to 9 p.m.
A list of the proposed changes can be found on the Department Web site under the “Issues and answers” tab. Comments can be mailed to New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Wildlife Management Division, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; or by e-mail to email@example.com.