Regional
6:55 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

NM Governor Appoints Game Commission Members

SANTA FE, N.M. – The new members are Bill Montoya of Alto, Jerry Maracchini of Rio Rancho, Robert Hoffman of Las Cruces and Scott Bidegain of Tucumcari.

Montoya had worked for the Game and Fish Department for 28 years, overseeing conservation and game management before taking the director's position.

Maracchini held numerous positions with the agency over 27 years.

Both men have degrees in wildlife sciences from New Mexico State University.

Hoffman is a retired NMSU professor, and Bidegain works for a family-owned and operated cattle ranch in Tucumcari. He also serves on the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association board of directors.

The appointments were announced Monday.