Alexa Henry

Alexa Henry
Alexa Henry is the New Mexico Wildlife Magazine Editor for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

June, 2020

  • 24 June

    Department unveils first-ever bilingual Aquatic Invasive Species signs

    In an effort to promote Aquatic Invasive Species awareness to a wider audience, the Department of Game and Fish has posted its first-ever bilingual Spanish-English billboards at two lakes in southern New Mexico. The signs, which were funded by the Bureau of Reclamation, are designed by Department of Game and …

April, 2020

  • 28 April

    Jury convicts La Jara man of outfitting without registration

    A Sandoval County man was recently found guilty of outfitting without registration in Lincoln County. Eddie Pacheco, age 48, was convicted in February based on charges filed a year earlier and received a 364-day suspended sentence, 364 days of probation and was ordered to pay a $500 fine in addition …

March, 2020

  • 25 March

    DCA archeologist weaves a blanket made of 17,000 turkey feathers

    DCA archeologist weaves a blanket made of 17,000 turkey feathers

    In 2018, Mary Weahkee, an archeologist and anthropologist with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, was asked to try her hand at a particular task that dates back to more than 1,000 years ago: weave a blanket made of turkey feathers. Usrey, a turkey hunter himself, gave Weahkee the …

  • 24 March

    Oryx and mushroom sliders

    Oryx and mushroom sliders

    Hunting—or having a hunter in your family or social circle— offers a tremendous opportunity for both hunters and non-hunters to expand your palate. I recently had the good fortune to receive one pound of ground oryx meat from a friend. I’ve cooked both elk and venison before, using ground venison …

February, 2020

  • 14 February

    Department monitors Gila elk calf population

    Conservation officer Kasey Gehrt prepares to take biological samples from an elk calf. Department photo by Alexa J. Henry.

    On an early June morning in the Gila National Forest, Department of Game and Fish conservation officers and biologists stop their pickup trucks along a winding dirt road. It’s a quiet, sunny morning; the only faint sound is the whirling of a distant, lone helicopter scanning the landscape below for …

January, 2020

December, 2019

  • 23 December

    Fisheries Biologists Tap into DNA Detection Technology

    Whitewater Creek contains more than 16 million gallons of water running through 23 miles of stream. This remote creek in the Gila wilderness in southwestern New Mexico is one of a handful of southwestern creeks home to native Gila trout, a rare species once federally listed as endangered. Detecting a …

November, 2019

  • 26 November

    Biologists begin tracking a pronghorn herd at high elevations

    In New Mexico, herds of pronghorn are typically found roaming the high plains throughout the eastern part of the state. This expanse of land varies in elevation between 4,000 and 7,000 feet. A particular herd of a few hundred, however, spends the warmer months at nearly 11,000 feet, east of …

October, 2019

  • 28 October

    Grilled rainbow trout with melted herb butter

    Rainbow trout can be caught year-round throughout the state. Our trout came from Cowles Pond in the Pecos Canyon. Rainbows can be served a variety of ways. We opted to simply grill it outside on our propane grill. Heat grill to medium-high. Place one side flat on the grill for …

June, 2019

  • 24 June

    Q&A: Meet the manager of Lisboa Springs Hatchery

    Q&A: Meet Francina Martinez-Valencia, Lisboa Springs Hatchery Manager

    Q&A: Meet Francina Martinez-Valencia, Lisboa Springs Hatchery Manager Francina Martinez-Valencia, Lisboa Springs Hatchery Manager, works as the first-ever woman hatchery manager for the state. A Taos native, she started out as a fish culturist back in November 2007. She has been with the department for 11 years. In an interview …