NM Game Commission to meet in Roswell

Posted at: 05/22/2013 8:31 AM | Updated at: 05/22/2013 8:33 AM
By: The Associated Press

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Game Commission will be meeting in Roswell to consider revising the hunting season for squirrels and grouse and the renewal of a lease that would allow access to state trust land.

The daylong meeting is scheduled for Thursday at the New Mexico Military Institute.

The grouse and squirrel proposal is aimed at simplifying the current hunting seasons, which are divided into north and south zones with different dates.

As for the lease agreement, renewal would allow hunters, anglers and trappers to use state trust land during appropriate hunting seasons. If the commission approves, the state game and fish director can sign and forward it to Land Commissioner Ray Powell.

The commission will also get an update on the state's desert bighorn sheep population and discuss potential release sites.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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