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Public comment sought for Clayton shooting range Environmental Assessment

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact: Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DATE: JUNE 21, 2018 Public comment sought on draft Environmental Assessment for construction of a shooting range in Clayton CLAYTON – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the construction of the Stephen M. Bush Memorial Shooting Range in Clayton. The EA analyzes potential effects on physical, biological, and cultural resources and socioeconomic conditions that may result from the implementation of the project. The EA also incorporates other federal, state, and local environmental policies and regulations and is prepared in accordance with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Environmental Policy Act Handbook. The proposed range would include; a 50-yard pistol range, 50-yard small bore rifle range, 200-yard rifle range, a 90-yard archery range and Read more...

Native fish restoration activity planned for Whitewater Creek

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JUNE 12, 2018: Native fish restoration activity planned for Whitewater Creek Santa Fe – Native Gila trout restoration efforts will continue in Whitewater Creek June 20-21, 2018. As part of the Whitewater Creek Native Fish Restoration Project, the department will remove non-native trout from Whitewater Creek to allow restoration of Gila trout to its native range. This portion of the project starts at the Gila National Forest boundary below the Catwalk National Recreation Trail parking area and continues upstream approximately two miles to the intersection with Gold Dust Trail (Forest Trail #41). The department will apply CFT Legumin®, 5 percent rotenone and Prentox® Prenfish Toxicant Powder™ to the stream to remove non-native salmonids. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that rotenone is highly effective for removal Read more...

Leftover deer and javelina licenses go on sale June 27

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 11, 2018: Leftover deer and javelina licenses go on sale June 27 SANTA FE – 203 deer and 10 javelina hunting licenses that were not allocated during the annual 2018-19 big-game drawing will go on sale at 10 a.m. MDT on June 27, only on the Department of Game and Fish website. New Mexico residents will get first shot at the licenses during the first-come, first-served sale. License sales will be open only to residents for the first 24 hours. The sale will be opened to everyone, regardless of residency, at 10 a.m. on June 28. Important note for youth hunters: Because these are leftover draw licenses, purchasing a leftover deer license will render youth hunters ineligible to purchase a youth encouragement elk license during the Read more...

Game Commission to meet June 21 in Raton

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 11, 2018: Game Commission to meet June 21 in Raton SANTA FE – The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Thursday, June 21, in Raton to discuss potential hunting rule changes for turkey and migratory bird. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Raton Convention Center located at 901 South Third Street, in Raton. Other agenda items include: An update on the construction of the Albuquerque and Roswell Office Complexes. An update on habitat projects throughout New Mexico in the past four years. Initial discussions for potential rule changes for deer, elk, private land elk license application, licenses/permits specific to vendor opportunities, hunting and fishing applications, and potential amendments for the manner and method rule. The full agenda and other Read more...

Fire restrictions, closures increasing statewide; Game and Fish patrolling Commission properties

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866 Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027 tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 5, 2018: Fire restrictions, closures increasing statewide; Game and Fish patrolling Commission properties SANTA FE – As drought continues to increase fire danger statewide, the Kid's Pond at the Seven Springs Fish Hatchery in the Jemez Mountains will be closed at dusk on Wednesday, June 6. By mutual agreement with the Benedictine Monastery, the Department will also concurrently close Monastery Lake in Pecos, NM. Both locations will remain closed until conditions improve in and around the Santa Fe National Forest. In addition to enforcing closures and fire restrictions, Department of Game and Fish conservation officers will increase patrols on State Game Commission-owned properties. Commission properties also will follow the same restrictions or closures in place on properties adjacent to U.S. Forest Service or BLM lands. Additional Read more...

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