Cody Johnston

Cody Johnston is the Shooting Program Coordinator for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

December, 2021

November, 2021

  • 12 November

    El primer criadero estatal de peces de Nuevo México cumple 100 años

    Ya sea en películas o libros de historia, la mayoría de la gente ha escuchado las historias del creciente oeste estadounidense en el siglo XIX. Fue una época de expansión significativa y auge de la población, estimulada por la extensión del ferrocarril y las esperanzas e ideales posteriores a la …

  • 12 November

    New Mexico’s first state fish hatchery turns 100

    Whether from movies or history books, most people have heard the stories of the growing American West in the 1800s. It was a time of significant expansion and population booms, spurred on by the extension of the railroad and post-Civil War hopes and ideals of new western settlers looking to …

September, 2021

  • 8 September

    Some final thoughts before the big day

    The time has come for a few, and for others, it’s only a fraction of months that remain. That time, of course, is hunting season in New Mexico. With the weather continuing to cool down, we know that fall is right on track. For some, it’s the excitement of the …

  • 8 September

    Algunos pensamientos finales antes del gran día

    El tiempo ha llegado para unos pocos y para otros, es sólo una fracción de los meses que quedan. Ese momento, por supuesto, es la temporada de caza en Nuevo México. Con el clima que continúa enfriándose, sabemos que el otoño va por buen camino. Para algunos, es la emoción …

July, 2021

  • 6 July

    Help Be Part of the Solution to Invasive Species, Not the Cause

    It’s that time of year again. The birds are calling, the sun is warming our hemisphere, the trees are turning green, the smell of cut grass is in the air and the thoughts of fishing, lake trips, hikes and BBQs all play in our heads. It’s as if nature is …

March, 2021

  • 26 March

    Where Do All Those Fish Come From?

    The smile on a young child holding a shimmering rainbow trout, the first fish she has ever caught, while on a summer outing with her family; the weekend fly fisherman watching the deep pools and currents for that Rio Grande Cutthroat trout to strike the fly he skillfully cast out; …

February, 2021

  • 24 February

    Help, Where Can I Hunt?

    So, you have been thinking about putting in for the upcoming big game draw. You have been perusing the new hunting Rules and Information Booklet, figuring out what species you want to hunt and checked the draw odds. You have crossed a few things off but still have some uncertainty. …

January, 2021

  • 21 January

    Conservation Officers Work to Protect Hunters from Fraud

    Patrols of lakes and rivers to verify anglers have a license, roadblocks to check for legal bucks during deer season and responding to tips from the public about possible poaching incidents are all parts of the job for New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Conservation Officers. These are likely …