Mark Madsen

Mark Madsen
Mark Madsen is the Department of Game and Fish public information officer and conservation officer for the Southeast Area. He can be reached in Albuquerque at (575) 624-6135 or

August, 2016

  • 15 August

    Trout of Southeastern NM

    In 2015, The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish worked with the Village of Ruidoso to open Alto Reservoir to stocking and anglers. Located about 4½ miles north of Ruidoso, Alto Lake has been stocked with channel catfish and rainbow trout. Photo by Mark Madsen, New Mexico Wildlife magazine, NMDGF.

    Don’t overlook southeastern waters when seeking some fabulous trout fishing. Many southeastern New Mexico anglers limit their efforts to hook a trout to the winter months when rainbows are stocked in small urban lakes. But, for those willing to take a drive into the mountains, yearlong opportunities exist to wet …

March, 2016

  • 1 March

    Salad shooting

    While the bow hunting season might be over, putting away your archery equipment might be a mistake. The most successful bow hunters continue to practice in the offseason and salad shooting can provide the means to stay sharp. New Mexico Wildlife magazine, NMDGF

    Although hunting season is over and the holidays have passed, you may want to think twice before packing away your bow. That’s a mistake a lot of bow hunters make; storing their bow until shortly before next fall’s hunting seasons. For bow hunters, year-long practice is essential to success. Archery is …