Five applicants are vying to become the next director of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/rlQjIQ) that four of the five applicants currently work for the agency. The other applicant works for an Oklahoma City security company and has no wildlife management experience.
The State Game Commission will interview the five candidates and select one on Oct. 13 during a special public commission meeting in Albuquerque.
The director of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish oversees a $34 million-plus budget and is responsible for the state’s wildlife. The department manages hunting and fishing on public and private land.