Dr. Nicole Tatman

Nicole Tatman is the Big Game Program Manager for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

February, 2020

  • 14 February

    Wildlife Captures: Q&A with the Department’s big game program manager

    Big game program manager Nicole Tatman and conservation officer Jared Burns examine a captured calf. Department photo by Martin Perea.

    Captures are conducted to accomplish a variety of specific goals, said Nicole Tatman, big game program manager with the Department. “Biologist are looking for some piece of information from the species or herd.” For example, a capture could help biologists investigate why a population of elk is declining in certain …

December, 2019

  • 23 December

    A rare glimpse: Persian ibex in the Floridas

    The Department conducts an annual aerial helicopter survey for Persian ibex in the Florida Mountains outside of Deming. I was initially prompted to take photos of ibex during our survey because of their ability to outmaneuver the helicopter while literally running across a sheer cliff.  Ideally, when we survey big …