Publisher Statement

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Conserving New Mexico’s Wildlife for Future Generations

It is the mission of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to conserve, regulate, propagate and protect the wildlife and fish within the State of New Mexico, using a flexible management system that ensures sustainable use for public food supply, recreation and safety—and to provide for off-highway motor vehicle recreation that recognizes cultural, historic and resource values while ensuring public safety.

New Mexico State Game Commissioners
Paul M. Kienzle III, Chairman
William “Bill” Montoya
Craig Peterson
Ralph Ramos
Robert Ricklefs
Elizabeth Atkinson Ryan
Thomas “Dick” Salopek

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
One Wildlife Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Alexandra Sandoval, Director
Donald Jaramillo, Deputy Director
Chris Chadwick, Assistant Director
James Comins, Assistant Director

Regional Offices
Northwest: 3841 Midway Pl. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, (505) 222-4700
Southwest: 2715 Northrise Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88011, (575) 532-2100
Northeast: 215 York Canyon Road, Raton, NM 87740, (575) 445-2311
Southeast: 1912 W. Second Street, Roswell, NM 88201, (575) 624-6135

Online Licenses, Applications and Harvest Reporting
License Sales and Applications:
Harvest Reporting:

Important Telephone Numbers
Gen. Information, License Sales and Harvest Reporting, 1-888-248-6866
Bear and Cougar Zone Closure and Harvest Hotline, 1-877-950-5466
Hunter Education Program Information, (505) 222-4731
Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Information, (505) 222-4712
Operation Game Thief, 1-800-432-4263
24-hour Depredation Hotline, 1-888-727-4883
TDD (number for hearing impaired), (505) 476-8143

New Mexico Wildlife © 2017 is published quarterly by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Information and Education Division.
Lance Cherry, Chief
Dan Williams, Assistant Chief, Information
Zen Mocarski, Magazine Editor
Ron Short, Publications Editor – Art Direction and Design
Robert Wiley, Website Editor 

Inquiries may be directed to Robert Wiley, New Mexico Wildlife, P.O. Box 25122, Santa Fe, NM 87504. Telephone: (505) 476-2550. Email: