Public meetings scheduled on migratory bird rule proposals
SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed migratory bird rules for next hunting season.
Proposals for the 2017-18 migratory bird hunting season including dates and bag limits can be seen on the department website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us. The department works with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Central and Pacific Flyway Councils to formulate proposals. Proposals are not considered final until they have been published in the Federal Register.
Public meetings about the proposals are:
- Roswell: 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 20, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Southeast Area Office, 1912 W. Second St., Roswell.
- La Joya: 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 22, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Exit 169, Interstate 25, La Joya.
- Farmington: 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 27, Farmington Civic Center, 200 W Arrington St., Farmington.
- Las Vegas: 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 28, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, N.M. 281, Las Vegas.
Proposals also can be requested by email, DGFfirstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail, Mason Cline, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, N.M. 87504.
Public comments must received by 5 p.m. March 30 to be included in the department’s recommendations to the State Game Commission at its April 5 meeting in Artesia. Comments can be emailed to DGFemail@example.com. The department will continue to accept public comments until it makes it makes a final recommendation to the commission at its May 11 meeting in Clayton.