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New Mexico Fish Stocking

Game and Fish reopens properties and begins stocking fish again in the Santa Fe National Forest

SANTA FE – The State Game Commission has reopened properties within the Santa Fe National Forest to coincide with the U.S. Forest Service’s announcement to reopen the forest starting Monday, July 9. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has also scheduled fish to be stocked in waters within the forest boundaries, including Monastery […]

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Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout

Rio Grande cutthroat trout no longer an endangered species candidate

RIO GRANDE CUTTHROAT TROUT NO LONGER AN ENDANGERED SPECIES CANDIDATE SANTA FE –New Mexico’s state fish, the Rio Grande cutthroat trout, no longer is a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday. Since 2008, aggressive conservation efforts by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish […]

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New Mexico Wildlife

BE AWARE OF WILDLIFE, HAZARDS WHEN ENJOYING OUTDOORS IN SPRING

Wildlife species including bears, skunks and raccoons that normally are inactive during the winter months are on the move, and some of them already are making mischief among people’s trash and pets. The Department already has received five bear complaints this spring and expects many more as drought conditions persist. There also have been two […]

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New Mexico Fly Fishing

EAGLE NEST LAKE PIKE

Northern pike were illegally stocked in Eagle Nest Lake. Recent surveys have indicated populations of the predatory fish have increased substantially and include four-year age classes with fish ranging in size from 12 to 30 inches. Northern pike have been known to destroy salmonid fisheries throughout North America. Proposed regulations would remove daily harvest and […]

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