Craig Springer

Craig Springer
Craig Springer is a Fish Biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. He and his wife have three young hunters and anglers. If the Rio Grande cutthroat wasn't the state fish, he'd pick the White Sands pupfish. He wrote a story in New Mexico Wildlife about his pupfish research 22 years ago.

June, 2019

  • 13 June

    The art of the hunt… a daughter’s experience

    Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge wildlife biologist Jeff Sanchez guided Willow Springer during a youth hunt. The hunt is available only by annual lottery.

    You can hear the quiet — it’s that noticeable. Save for the silver tinkle of water trickling over an irrigation head gate on a small ditch several yards behind us, the pre-dawn dark is without sound, without motion. The stillness is as steady as the stars. I’m taken by the …

January, 2019

  • 7 January

    Outwitting the fish

    Outwitting New Mexico’s official state fish From nearly anywhere in my Santa Fe County home, I have the most fortunate view of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s where the Rockies start in New Mexico. As I write this, day melds into night, that period when the Muses visit painters …