State taking comments on fishing rules

Freedom New Mexico

The Department of Game and Fish is accepting comments until Jan. 20 on several proposed changes to the state’s fishing rules.

According to a news release from the department, changes include allowing anglers to take one tiger muskie, and reducing the bag limit of striped bass at Elephant Butte Lake from three to two.

Public comments will be used to determine proposals submitted to the State Game Commission, according to the release.

Proposals can be reviewed and comments submitted on the department Web site, www.wildlife.state.nm.us. Comments also can be submitted by regular mail to the Department of Game and Fish, Fisheries Division, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504.