Environment brief

Hunting regs under review


New Mexico's State Game Commission, the seven-member body that sets hunting regulations through the state, will meet in Santa Fe today (Jan. 11). Changes to rules governing bighorn sheep and javelina hunts are on the agenda, as is an audit of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department. Legal matters, including a court case involving the U.S. Interior Department, will be discussed in an executive session closed to the public.

The Mule Deer Foundation, which is based in Utah but operates nine chapters in New Mexico, will be requesting to become a qualified nonprofit that can accept donated licenses for young people 17 and younger. The New Mexico Wildlife Federation and several other organizations have previously been approved by the commission to accept unused tags, which are used to take young people hunting.