You Need To Help – Migratory Game Bird and Turkey Hunting Rules

It’s short notice for tonight’s Game and Fish meeting in Farmington, but you need to help by giving your input on the new rules for hunting migratory game birds and turkeys. See below for the schedule of other meetings in New Mexico.

Migratory game bird, turkey hunting rules
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SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the migratory game bird and turkey hunting rules.

The department is proposing small changes in turkey hunting across the state, including: adjusting seasons for calendar dates; modifying fall open units; and adding the Bluebird Wildlife Management Area to the open wildlife management areas. For migratory game birds, the department is proposing incorporating the federal recommendations on migratory bird seasons, and adjusting season dates for calendar dates.

To gather public comments, three public meetings will be conducted:

  • Farmington: 6 to 9 p.m. March 12 at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W Arrington St.
  • Las Cruces: 6 to 9 p.m. March 13 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive.
  • Albuquerque: 6 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 3841 Midway Place, NE.

The proposal can be viewed on the department’s website. Comments on the proposed changes can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Waterfowl and Turkey Rule Development, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504, or in person at one of the meetings listed above.