Ross Morgan

Ross Morgan is the Public Information Officer in the Northwest Area for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

July, 2021

  • 23 July

    San Pedro Parks Wilderness, a hidden secret for anglers

    If you’re looking for an excellent place to catch lots of fish and don’t want the hassle of running into a whole lot of people, then the San Pedro Parks Wilderness is the spot for you. Located just east of Cuba in the Jemez Mountains, this pristine wilderness offers fishing …

  • 6 July

    Dry conditions could increase bear activity this year

    2020 was a year that will be hard to forget for most of us due to the pandemic. It was also a year that brought little to no moisture to many parts of New Mexico. Now, with 2021 close on last year’s heels with little to no moisture, we are …

May, 2021

  • 27 May

    NM Trout Challenge, From Stream to Art Class

    Since it was launched on January 1, 2020, the New Mexico Trout Challenge has become quite popular with both resident and non-resident anglers. To date, over 800 anglers are registered and currently taking the challenge and 98 anglers have completed it. The challenge tasks anglers with catching five of New …

  • 27 May

    Turn your family camping trip this summer into a wildlife education trip

    We all look forward to the warmer weather and longer days of summer to spend more time outdoors. Although camping can be very relaxing and a much-needed break for our brain, it can also be a great time to train our brain and learn about wildlife. There are signs of …

  • 10 May

    River Otters find a New Home on the Rio Grande

    Did you say river otters in the Rio Grande? That is correct; between 2008 and 2010, 33 river otters were released into the upper Rio Grande. Since then, there have been many sightings of these intelligent and playful animals, some as far south as Cochiti Lake. Their webbed feet and …

February, 2021

  • 24 February

    Springtime is approaching fast. Is your fishing gear ready for the summer?

    We have been going on a family fishing trip at the start of every summer for over ten years. We usually go around the middle of June, and we always have great success because the outdoors is starting to wake up. The bugs are starting to emerge and fly around. …

  • 8 February

    2021-2022 Big Game Draw: What You Should Know

    Resident vs. Nonresident License and Tag Allocation Let’s start by taking a look at the breakdown of how licenses and tags are allocated. New Mexico state law has established the following quotas for draw hunts for all big-game and turkey licenses and permits: Important Dates to Remember When applying, here …

January, 2021

  • 21 January

    The “Grey Ghost”

    Growing up in the outdoors from Alaska to New Mexico, I can honestly say the one animal that intrigues me the most is the Coues white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus couesi). Better known as the “Grey Ghost,” this elusive white-tailed deer is not only photogenic, but it can walk behind the …

December, 2020

  • 28 December

    For the Love of Hunting

    For most of us, falling in love with hunting at a young age is second nature, and usually, a family tradition carried on from year to year. Sure, life might have gotten in the way for some of us at times, but that didn’t stop most of us from picking …

September, 2020

  • 23 September

    New Mexico’s newest fishing challenge is here

    In January of 2020, the Department of Game and Fish launched the New Mexico Trout Challenge. This challenge was the first of its kind for New Mexico and encourages anglers to catch five of New Mexico’s trout species: the Rio Grande cutthroat trout, Gila trout, brown trout, brook trout and …