April, 2017

  • 13 April

    Fishing back to Berrendo

    An area of the Berrendo River on the outskirts of Roswell offers a quality angling experience and now sports a parking area that can hold up to 30 vehicles. NMDGF photo by Tyson Sanders, New Mexico Wildlife magazine Spring 2017 Vol60, Num1, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

    Many partners work together to bring fishing back to Berrendo A red bridge passes over the Berrendo River on Red Bridge Road just north of East 19th Street on the outskirts of Roswell. Nowadays it’s more of an orange bridge from years of weathering. Just east of the bridge is …

October, 2016

  • 28 October

    Control of feral hogs

    Feral hogs destroy wildlife habitat. Laws now exist that prohibit the importation of feral hogs and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services is in the midst of a five-year project to lethally remove the animals from New Mexico. The effort will end in September 2017, but additional funding has been requested. Photo courtesy Wildlife Services.

    Laws and additional control measures appear to have been effective in putting feral hog concerns to rest in New Mexico. At least for the moment. “I think we’ll always have to stay on top of it,” said Ryan McBee, regional wildlife biologist in Roswell. “They are a prolific-breeding invasive species. …

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 …