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New Mexico manner and method and revocation rule changes

SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comments on proposed revisions to the Manner and Method rule and the Hunting and Fishing License Revocation rule.

Proposed changes to the Manner and Method rule include possession or sale of protected species, importation or possession of un-permitted wildlife, shooting from the road, use of aircraft, driving off established road, mobility impaired cards, proof of sex or bag limit, tagging, use of bait, use of dogs for tracking wounded game, weapon types for hunting and use of cellular, cell or satellite cameras.

Proposed amendments to the Hunting and Fishing License Revocation rule include increasing point values for hunting on private land without written permission and making certain timelines consistent for the revocation processes.

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

Las Cruces: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive.

Albuquerque: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 3841 Midway Place, NE.

Roswell: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 1912 W. Second Street.

Raton: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 215 York Canyon Road.

The proposals can be viewed on the department website. Comments on the proposed changes can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Field Operations Rule Development, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; by email, DGF-fieldopscomments@state.nm.us before Oct. 18, or in person at one of the meetings listed above.