James Pitman

James Pitman is the Chief of the Information and Education Division for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

October, 2019

  • 28 October

    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 …

August, 2019

  • 27 August

    Department Conducts Largest Elk Capture in New Mexico

    Conservation officer Clovis Rivera scans the landscape below for cows and calves. Department photo by Martin Perea.

    A helicopter rises slowly over the snow-covered trees in the predawn light. Heading up into the mountains, the headlights from a procession of trucks, loaded with nets, netguns and other capture gear, can be seen glistening across the snowy landscape below. A hundred miles away, a small group of elk …