Ross Morgan

Ross Morgan
Ross Morgan is the Public Information Officer in the Northwest Area for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

September, 2020

  • 23 September

    New Mexico’s newest fishing challenge is here

    In January of 2020, the Department of Game and Fish launched the New Mexico Trout Challenge. This challenge was the first of its kind for New Mexico and encourages anglers to catch five of New Mexico’s trout species: the Rio Grande cutthroat trout, Gila trout, brown trout, brook trout and …

July, 2020

  • 29 July

    It’s time to take the Trout Challenge

    Anglers in New Mexico are very fortunate to have such diverse fishing opportunities, especially when it comes to trout. With five different trout species all within a few hours of each other, catching part or all of them can be quite the challenge. In January 2020, the Department of Game …

April, 2020

  • 13 April

    Rainbow Trout on the Grill

    Trout cooks quickly and is easy to season depending on your taste. You can use a whole trout that has been gutted and cleaned or just the filets. For this recipe I will be using filets.  Grill time depends on how large your fish is. In this recipe, you will …

February, 2020

  • 14 February

    Out of Range: Javelina are making appearances in some of the most unlikely places

    Out of RangeJavelina are making appearances in some of the most unlikely places

    Collared peccary, better known as javelina, have been a part of southern New Mexico’s landscape since before biologists such as Stokely Ligon and Vernon Bailey started discovering things about them in the early 1900s. The name javelina is derived from jabalina which, in Spanish, means “wild sow.” These medium-sized omnivorous …

  • 14 February

    Ice fishing in New Mexico

    Family fun with or without the sun Although sometimes the weather isn’t the most hospitable for ice fishing when the temperature drops to freezing and the wind picks up, with the right planning, preparation and gear, a day of ice fishing can be quite rewarding and fun for the whole …

December, 2019

  • 23 December

    Meet Chuck Schultz, Regional Habitat Biologist

    If it has to do with habitat and wildlife in the northwest part of the state, you can bet that Chuck Schultz, regional habitat biologist, will be involved. He has been in this line of work for over 27 years and has worked on habitat and with wildlife as a …

October, 2019

  • 28 October

    Four Additional Black-Footed Ferrets Released at Wagon Mound Ranch

    The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish released four additional black-footed ferrets at a ranch in Wagon Mound late September in an effort to augment a small population reintroduced at the site a year earlier. The ferrets were transported to the site from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s …

September, 2019

  • 27 September

    Hone your Big Game Hunting skills by Hunting Small Game

    Hone your Big Game Hunting skills by Hunting Small Game - NMDGF

    When it comes to staying sharp and proficient at big game hunting, most hunters spend their time practicing at the range. However, one way to stay sharp, sighted in and put some extra meat in the freezer is hunting small game. Small game can be anything from a squirrel to …

July, 2019

  • 24 July

    Catching kokanee

    Salmon photo: Department photo by Martin Perea.

    Kokanee salmon are not native to New Mexico. A land-locked sockeye salmon, they thrive in some of the deeper and colder plankton-producing lakes in our state such as Heron, El Vado, Navajo, Abiquiu and Eagle Nest Lakes. Kokanee mature between three to five years old and achieve sizes of three …

June, 2019

  • 13 June

    Turn tips into cash by calling Operation Game Thief

    Operation Game Thief (OGT), a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish program, offers rewards to citizens who turn in poachers. The OGT program is a Crime Stoppers program for wildlife that began here in New Mexico in 1977. In fact, the program was modeled after the first Crime Stoppers …