Alexa Henry

Alexa Henry
Alexa J. Henry is the editor of New Mexico Wildlife magazine. She can be reached at Alexa.Henry@state.nm.us

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 …

  • 13 June

    Black-footed ferrets reintroduced

    A released ferret peeks out from a black-corrugated tube. Department photo by Jim Stuart.

    Hiding inside small pet carriers in the back of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service truck, eight very rare animals that once thrived in New Mexico waited to go home. It was a sunny, late September afternoon when wildlife biologists, conservationists, ranchers and local residents gathered on the side of …

  • 13 June

    Blind hunter sets no limits for himself

    Mike Sanders with a pronghorn he harvested last August. Department photo by Craig Sanchez.

    With the help of good friends and adaptive equipment, Mike Sanders goes after big game When Mike Sanders lost his eyesight in an industrial accident at an oil refinery 15 years ago, he thought he would never hunt again. Today, he will hunt anything he can get a tag for …

  • 13 June

    Out of Range

    Two bull moose browsing willows at Tincup Pass, west of Buena Vista, Colo. Department photo by Mark Watson.

    Moose from southern Colorado wander into New Mexico Moose have called the Rocky Mountains home for millennia but have never been found as far south as New Mexico, until recently. Since the 1990s, moose have occasionally been spotted in northern New Mexico around the Taos, Chama and Tierra Amarilla areas. …

May, 2019

  • 23 May

    Fisheries team kicks off the spring with annual walleye spawn

    It’s walleye spawning season! And that doesn’t only mean this is the best time of year to cast your line for this special fish—it also means department fisheries staffers have wrapped up our yearly walleye spawn. Learn more about this interesting fish: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/fishing/game-fish/warm-water/

  • 23 May

    Q&A: Living with bears

    Q&A with department biologist Rick Winslow

April, 2019

  • 18 April

    Black-footed ferrets reintroduced to New Mexico once again

    Hiding inside small pet carriers in the back of a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service truck, eight very rare animals that once thrived in New Mexico waited to go home. It was a sunny, late September afternoon when wildlife biologists, conservationists, ranchers and local residents gathered on the side of …

February, 2019

  • 27 February

    Desert bighorn return to the Sacramento Mountains

    Desert bighorn, gathered at the White Sands Missile Range are released from a trailer into the Sacramento Mountains in Alamogordo. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

    For the first time in nearly a century, desert bighorn sheep are roaming the Sacramento Mountains in southern New Mexico. On an early, mid-autumn morning last October, biologists and conservation officers gathered at the White Sands Small Missile Range to capture desert bighorn sheep and relocate them to their once-native …

January, 2019

  • 7 January

    Rocky Mountain bighorn survey

    Department conducts latest Rocky Mountain bighorn survey It’s a cloudless, moonlit late June morning, shortly after 5 a.m., when Caitlin Ruhl, bighorn sheep biologist with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, turns west on NM-502 toward Los Alamos. The day starts this early because bighorn sheep are easier …