Jeremy Lane

Jeremy Lane was the Public Information Officer in the Southwest Area for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

June, 2020

  • 24 June

    Flower or weed: It’s all about perception

    Desert marigold. NMDGF Department photo by Jeremy Lane

    Someone recently asked me what the difference was between a flower and a weed. The answer could be whom is looking at it and where. A very simple definition of a weed is a plant growing where it is unwanted. The term “weed” could be applied to grasses (enjoyed by …

April, 2020

  • 28 April

    Critter Camo

    Have you ever been startled by walking right up on a rabbit or quail before it bolts out of its hiding spot and surprises you? You didn’t see the animal because it was using camouflage! Camouflage is an animal’s coloration that helps it go unnoticed. This coloration could conceal the …

March, 2020

  • 24 March

    Youth Javelina Hunt: A ranch gets relief and young hunters gain experience

    Javelina spotted at the Ladder Ranch.

    When Corporal Jake Baulch, New Mexico conservation officer, heard that the Ladder Ranch in Truth or Consequences was having javelina issues, he turned a problem into an opportunity for eleven young hunters from our state. “The javelina were getting too accustomed to coming into our main housing area, and then …

February, 2020

  • 14 February

    Department unveils River Ranch Wildlife Management Area

    Have you ever visited an outdoor spot where you could sense the importance of the area? No historical marker telling you so. No fanfare. You just simply felt the gravitas? That is the case for me with River Ranch, a new Department wildlife management area near Faywood, north of Deming. …

November, 2019

  • 26 November

    Meet Leland Pierce, Herpetologist

    Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians and if you aren’t familiar with that term, chances are you likewise aren’t familiar with Department herpetologist, Leland Pierce. In an interview with New Mexico Wildlife, Pierce discusses his interest in reptiles and amphibians and the importance of these creatures to New …

  • 26 November

    News blasts from the past

    A stack of old press releases highlights the big topics of 1962 You just never know what might walk into an area Game and Fish office. A piece of scat for identification or part of a road-squished snake in a plastic baggie, for example. Recently, a stack of old Department …

June, 2019

  • 13 June


    Jeremy Lane is the Department of Game and Fish public information officer for the Southwest Area.

    Taking inventory of the Mesilla Valley Bosque In the pre-dawn hours of Mesilla, bleary-eyed biologists are debating whether the large black bird they just saw fly over was a common raven or a Chihuahuan raven. The discussion isn’t pedantic one. They are participants in a BioBlitz at Mesilla Valley Bosque …

January, 2019

  • 7 January

    Pass It On

    Age of hunters and anglers indicates something is missing People taking the time to read a magazine published by a state wildlife agency are likely interested in the outdoors. Among those people are hunters, anglers and trappers. Perhaps some belong to a sportsmen or conservationist group that keeps a wary …

April, 2017

  • 13 April

    Target walleye

    Kevin Rodden, southwest area regional biologist for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, works to untangle walleye from gill nets along with a New Mexico State University student volunteer. The fish are then moved to lakeside net pens for holding. Photo by Eric Mammoser, New Mexico Wildlife magazine Spring 2017 Vol60, Num1, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

    Timing is right to target walleye As the last rays of daylight fade over the horizon, a voracious predator with needle-like teeth and large reflective eyes goes on the prowl. It’s not a large, furry mammal, but a fish. Walleye are a popular sport fish because of their delicious white, …

October, 2016

  • 28 October

    Coming full circle

    Nathan Kempton (right), the son of Game and Fish Conservation Officer Brandon Kempton (center) poses with the 7x7 elk he harvested in 2015. Brandon and fellow Conservation Officer Adan Jacquez noticed an ear tag on the elk and it turned out to be the same animal that had been freed from beneath a cattle guard three years earlier.

    Wildlife has no better ally than a conservation officer. The name alone, “conservation,” suggests their duties involve the protection of wildlife for future generations. Whether they are combating poaching, conducting population surveys, assisting in habitat projects, participating in relocation efforts or con-ducting classroom education, it all points to protecting and …