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New Mexico Game Commission to meet April 14 in Las Cruces

04/01/2016 – J. W. Snyder – SWFN

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet April 14 in Las Cruces to consider numerous matters, including a proposed rule change to improve public access to the department’s wildlife management areas.

The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, in Las Cruces.

Other agenda items include:

  • Presentation of the department’s Statewide Fisheries Management Plan.
  • Proposed migratory bird rules for the 2016-2017 hunting seasons.
  • Update on proposed shooting ranges throughout New Mexico.

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 video recorded and can be seen at www.governor.state.nm.us.

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