New Mexico Bear and Cougar Management

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The Department of Game and Fish has scheduled public meetings in communities statewide to discuss bear and cougar hunting and management strategies.

"The main reason for these meetings is to speak to the public about bear and cougar hunting, discuss bear and cougar management, present the details regarding changes to the cougar regulations, and to gather public input regarding current bear and cougar management," said Rick Winslow, large carnivore and furbearer biologist for the Department.

Here is a list of meetings currently scheduled:

  • Bloomfield: 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14, Multi-Cultural Center, 333 South First St .
  • Albuquerque: 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19, Department of Game and Fish office, 3841 Midway Place NE.
  • Silver City: Feb. 22, time and location to be announced.
  • Las Cruces: 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 27, Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive .
  • Gallup: 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28, Chamber of Commerce, 103 West Highway 66.
  • Carlsbad: 6 to 9 p.m. March 6, Eddy County Extension Office, 1304 W. Stevens St .
  • Raton: 6 to 9 p.m. March 7, Department of Game and Fish office, 215 York Canyon Road .
  • Capitan: 6 to 9 p.m. March 8, Village Hall.

For more information, and times and locations of meetings in your area, please contact Rick Winslow, (505) 268-6347 or frederic.winslow@state.nm.us

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 hearing or meeting, please contact Shirley Baker at (505) 476-8030. Please contact Baker at least three working days before the set meeting date. Public documents can be provided in various accessible forms. Please contact Baker if a summary or other type of accessible form is needed.