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The Math in the Meat

As I packed the quarters of my Coues buck up the last ridge to my Jeep I was glad that I wasn’t packing out an elk. Coues deer aren’t large animals but I sure didn’t want to pack anything heavier up that slope. I started to think about the task …

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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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