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NM Game Commission Meeting on Mountain Lion Hunting and Trapping


Game Commission to meet August 22 in Santa Fe

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet Thursday, August 22, in Santa Fe to present the Department’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget and to continue discussions on the Bear and Cougar Rule.

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New Mexico State Capitol, Room 317, located at 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, in Santa Fe.

Other agenda items include:

  • Initial Discussion of the Fair Chase Rule
  • Initial Discussion of the Trapping Rule
  • Presentation of the E-Tagging Mobile Application

The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website.

The New Mexico State Game Commission meeting will be available to view via a live webcast on the Department’s website. The webcast can be accessed by clicking here. Webcast participants can listen to the meeting using a desktop computer or mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Comments will only be allowed at the Commission Chair’s discretion and commenting is only available in person. A recording will be available after the meeting at the above link.

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 chairwoman Joanna Prukop, vice chairwoman Roberta Salazar-Henry, Jimmy Bates, Gail Cramer, Tirzio Lopez, David Soules and Jeremy Vesbach.

Bear and cougar rule changes topic of public meetings

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on its proposed revisions to its “cougar rule.” The proposal is available on the Department’s website. Comments on the proposed changes can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Bear and Cougar Rule Development, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; by email to