News & Information

October, 2016

  • 28 October

    Open Gate: stamp funds provide opportunities for hunters & anglers

    The Open Gate program improves access and enhances hunting, angling and trapping opportunities around New Mexico. The program is funded using a portion of the Habitat Management and Access Validation stamp revenue. Photo by Martin Perea, New Mexico Wildlife magazine, NMDGF.

    As the autumn wind begins to blow, it becomes clear hunting season is near. Those gearing up to hunt begin preparing their equipment and open a map to formulate a plan. For even the most dedicated sportsmen and women, this is where it can get a little complicated. “Exactly where …

August, 2016

  • 15 August

    OHV changes and challenges

    New legislation brings changes and challenges to OHV recreation and enforcement. Amendments to state off-highway vehicle laws allow local authorities to designate paved roads where OHV operation is legal under specific conditions. Off-highway vehicle riders and officers tasked with enforcing laws are facing new challenges this year with the enactment …

March, 2016

  • 1 March

    Commission adopts new rules to combat Aquatic Invasive Species

    Quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species can create a host of problems, not just for boaters and anglers but for all the residents of New Mexico. Quagga mussels can damage critical infrastructures and can have adverse impacts on wildlife. Not yet detected in New Mexico, rules have been put …

  • 1 March

    Biologists are branding fish in a quest for answers

    Following the old adage, “there’s always a bigger fish,” New Mexico Department of Game and Fish biologists are collecting information to determine the size at which catfish have the best chance to survive. Simply stocking thousands of catfish might draw anglers to a water, but it doesn’t always translate into …