Cody Johnston

Cody Johnston
Cody Johnston is the Public Information Officer in the Southeast Area for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

July, 2020

  • 17 July

    Watch a prescribed fire

    Fire as a management tool, when planned and controlled by professional wildland fire specialists, can be an extremely efficient and practical way for habitat biologists and land managers to promote positive change in a habitat and yield numerous benefits on the landscape. Before human intervention fires helped shape landscapes and …

May, 2020

  • 28 May

    Anonymous tip leads to conviction of poacher

    New Mexico Department of Game and Fish conservation officer Andrew Jolliff inspecting some of the equipment he uses during investigations. Department photo by Cody Johnston.

    If we go back more than 40 years ago to 1977, the Department of Game and Fish began to realize that poaching was a wider problem than they initially suspected and started to look into ways of stopping poachers. With that in mind, they also realized that what they were …

April, 2020

  • 28 April

    Department Biologists Band Ducks at Waterfowl Management Areas

    Earlier this year, Department of Game and Fish biologists and conservation officers were involved in a multi-state, multi-agency collaborative study of northern pintail duck movements throughout their wintering range. The team set out swim-in traps at the Department-owned Bernardo and W.S. Huey Waterfowl Management Areas to capture, band and attach …

February, 2020

January, 2020

  • 28 January

    OHV Safety classes offer new skills

    Whether it’s the cold breeze nipping at your face and the crunching of leaves under your tires as you ride your all-terrain vehicle (ATV) out to your favorite hunting spot on the opening day of elk season or twisting back on the throttle of a dirt bike as you catch …

November, 2019

  • 26 November

    One small fish, one big undertaking

    How biologists are working to protect a native southeast New Mexico fish For New Mexicans, the words “native New Mexico fish” may first bring to mind the quintessential image of a Rio Grande cutthroat trout, with its red slash below the jaw, glimmering in a crystal-clear high-mountain stream. Or maybe …

October, 2019

September, 2019

  • 27 September

    A Day in the Life of a Conservation Officer

    Lobato guides hunter education graduates on a youth pheasant hunt he organized. -NMDGF

    Meet Corporal Jacob Lobato, Roswell Supervisory District The morning was just beginning and the heat was setting in as I climbed into the front seat of Corporal Jacob Lobato’s truck. The dispatchers’ calls were already coming across the radio. Spring had recently started in southeast New Mexico. It was time …

June, 2019

  • 13 June

    Wildlife water woes

    Game and Fish biologists and officers fill up side by sides to the max with fencing materials and tools to install the new Crossroads wildlife drinker and a fence to keep out livestock. Department photo by Cody Johnston.

    Wildlife in the southeast New Mexico desert get a new drinker If you are from southeastern New Mexico or have spent any time here you know it is a dry and at times hot climate. It can be really hot, windy and dry in the summer months with not much …

April, 2019

  • 18 April

    Austin Teague, Southeast Regional Wildlife Biologist

    Q&A: Meet Our Team On his days off he enjoys working out and playing soccer for the men’s league in Roswell. On longer weekends he said he likes participate in whole host of outdoor recreation activities including white water rafting and snowboarding. “And I always enjoy attending the Texas Tech …