Storm Usrey

Storm Usrey
Storm Usrey has been a conservation officer for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish for over 11 years. He is currently a corporal in the Belen/Grants supervisory district and is stationed in Gallup. He can be reached at (505) 795-1935 or by email at

April, 2017

  • 13 April

    Time to hunt sheds

    Shed hunting is a family-friendly activity that provides an opportunity to spend quality time outdoors. James Gonzales was out with his parents on a shed hunting expedition that resulted in the discovery of shed elk antlers. Photo by Joe Gonzales, New Mexico Wildlife magazine Spring 2017 Vol60, Num1, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

    Spring is here, it’s time to hunt sheds Spring is a time many hunters put their gear away and begin the painstaking wait for autumn and the arrival of the 2017 hunting season. But hunting season is far from over. For those suffering from cabin fever and ready to enjoy …

March, 2016

  • 1 March

    Spring turkey fever

    Found throughout the west, Merriam’s turkeys are most often associated with ponderosa pines. The over-the-counter license spring season is April 15–May 10 and the youth-only season is April 8–10. New Mexico Wildlife magazine, NMDGF

    For hunters planning to chase gobblers this spring, preparation will be a critical element for a prosperous hunt. Being a successful turkey hunter takes time and effort and, if you are fortunate in taking a tom, it can be an exhilarating experience. Taking some time prior to heading into the …