Cody Johnston

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

December, 2020

October, 2020

  • 22 October

    2020 Youth barbary sheep hunt

    Every year, the Department gives new hunter education graduates who had never purchased a license a chance to participate in a Barbary sheep hunt. Officers work closely with the owners of the Blackwater Ranch and Westall Ranch, who agree to allow youth hunters to come hunt on their property. Learn …

July, 2020

  • 17 July

    Watch a prescribed fire

    Fire as a management tool, when planned and controlled by professional wildland fire specialists, can be an extremely efficient and practical way for habitat biologists and land managers to promote positive change in a habitat and yield numerous benefits on the landscape. Before human intervention fires helped shape landscapes and …

May, 2020

  • 28 May

    Anonymous tip leads to conviction of poacher

    New Mexico Department of Game and Fish conservation officer Andrew Jolliff inspecting some of the equipment he uses during investigations. Department photo by Cody Johnston.

    If we go back more than 40 years ago to 1977, the Department of Game and Fish began to realize that poaching was a wider problem than they initially suspected and started to look into ways of stopping poachers. With that in mind, they also realized that what they were …

April, 2020

  • 28 April

    Department Biologists Band Ducks at Waterfowl Management Areas

    Earlier this year, Department of Game and Fish biologists and conservation officers were involved in a multi-state, multi-agency collaborative study of northern pintail duck movements throughout their wintering range. The team set out swim-in traps at the Department-owned Bernardo and W.S. Huey Waterfowl Management Areas to capture, band and attach …

February, 2020

January, 2020

  • 28 January

    OHV Safety classes offer new skills

    Whether it’s the cold breeze nipping at your face and the crunching of leaves under your tires as you ride your all-terrain vehicle (ATV) out to your favorite hunting spot on the opening day of elk season or twisting back on the throttle of a dirt bike as you catch …

November, 2019

  • 26 November

    One small fish, one big undertaking

    How biologists are working to protect a native southeast New Mexico fish For New Mexicans, the words “native New Mexico fish” may first bring to mind the quintessential image of a Rio Grande cutthroat trout, with its red slash below the jaw, glimmering in a crystal-clear high-mountain stream. Or maybe …

October, 2019