New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004
Public contact: (505) 476-8000
dan.williams@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, APRIL 26, 2007:

BIGHORN SHEEP TRANSPLANTS, FEDERAL FUNDING ON GAME COMMISSION AGENDA

ESPANOLA -- Preliminary plans to trap and transplant bighorn sheep, a report on Department of Game and Fish federal funding programs, and a lease for hunting, fishing and trapping on state lands are among items that will be presented to the New Mexico Game Commission at its May 3 meeting in Espanola.

The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in Room AD101-102 of Northern New Mexico Community College, 921 Paseo de Onate, in Espanola. The full agenda, detailed agenda-item briefings, and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website, www.wildlife.state.nm.us or by calling (505) 476-8008.

Other agenda items include:

The New Mexico 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 Chairman Alfredo Montoya, Alcalde; Vice-chairman Tom Arvas, Albuquerque; Leo Sims, Hobbs; Sandy Buffett, Santa Fe; M.H. "Dutch" Salmon, Silver City; Terry Riley, Tijeras; and Jim McClintic, Albuquerque.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Shirley Baker, (505) 476-8030. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible forms.

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