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Creating a rapport with raptors

American kestrel fledging. Photo credit: Dave Menke/USFWS.

Tips for coexisting with urban birds of prey Summer is here and with it comes an increased chance of encountering an urban raptor. Raptors are a category of bird that includes all eagles, falcons, hawks, kites, owls, harriers, osprey and usually vultures. While some of these winged predators are present …

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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 …

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Relocating beavers

Sergeant Shawn Carrell of the Las Vegas Supervisory District assisted with capturing two beavers from a private pond in Ledoux near Morphy Lake State Park.

In New Mexico, if there is permanent water with deep pools and the right kinds of riparian vegetation, there is a good chance beavers are hard at work making that place home. As ecosystem engineers, beavers can have significant impacts on the hydrology of a stream or river as they …

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New OHV Recreation Area Now Open!

New OHV Recreation Area Now Open!

On Monday, May 20, 2019 the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish joined officials from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), San Juan County and the City of Farmington to proudly cut the ribbon on the Brown Springs Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area at BLM’s Glade Run. New Mexico’s OHV …

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Baja-Style Walleye Tacos

Baja-Style Walleye Tacos. Photo photo courtesy of Alexa Henry

Eric Frey, sportsfish program manager at the Department, adopted and adapted this recipe from local fishing guides in the Sea of Cortez. Baja fish tacos are traditionally made with salt water fish species such as dorado, cabrilla (grouper and sea bass) and trigger fish. Walleye has a firm flakey mild …

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