Tristanna Bickford

Tristanna Bickford is the Communications Director for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

July, 2021

  • 23 July

    Meet Dennis Segura – #TeamNMGameandFish

    Cool job alert!!! Imagine a job where you spend your time introducing sport fishing and aquatic education to new anglers. In this month’s #TeamNMGameandFish, we had a short Q and A with Dennis Segura. Dennis also plays a key role in assisting Trout Unlimited with fly-tying classes and the Trout …

  • 6 July

    Meet Art Anaya – #TeamNMGameandFish

    New Mexico has over 183,000 deeded acres of State Game Commission (SGC) properties that are managed by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish for the benefit of fish, wildlife and their habitats. New Mexico’s SGC Lands also provide public access for hunting, fishing and wildlife-associated recreation. The Department …

May, 2021

  • 27 May

    Meet Joanna Hatt – #TeamNMGameandFish

    Managing New Mexico’s wildlife is a long-term, complex endeavor. Biologists must work with other New Mexico agencies, other states, non-profit, industry and the public. There are many differing views and priorities on projects that need to be included, many different methods used to implement those projects and many more intricacies …

  • 10 May

    Meet Nagako Chroninger – #TeamNMGameandFish

    Managing a multi-million-dollar budget takes a team of individuals carefully coordinating, planning, ensuring policies are honored and providing consistency. Everyone in the agency supports the Department’s fiscal section. Still, each division, and region, has a person dedicated to ensuring that processes are followed, budgets are managed, bills are paid, quotes …

March, 2021

  • 26 March

    Meet James Dominguez – #TeamNMGameandFish

    Microscopic species are big business in New Mexico. The Department is concerned with several Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). They are very small in size, but can reproduce quickly and cause significant harm to the natural environment should they enter New Mexico’s water bodies. New Mexico remains one of seven states …

February, 2021

  • 24 February

    Meet Diana Montijo – #TeamNMGameandFish

    Typically, the Department opens our office doors, welcoming the public in, helping them apply for the big game draw, selling licenses and answering questions about hunting and wildlife in New Mexico. If you came into the Santa Fe office, the chances are that Diana Montijo would have been one of …

January, 2021

  • 21 January

    Meet Officer Adan Jacquez #TeamNMGameandFish

    At educational events, I typically ask attendees, “What does the Game and Fish Department do?” While the Department’s duties are extensive, the most common answer is “YOU CATCH POACHERS.” Conservation officers have long been the backbone of the agency. They are not only out there to ‘catch poachers,’ but have …

December, 2020

  • 30 December

    A fishy community focused on the long game

    Fishing, especially fly-fishing, is often a solo activity. Even if you travel to a fishing site with a group of people, you park, grab your equipment and everyone quickly breaks off heading in their own direction. A day on the water can be peaceful, you can hear the birds chirping …

  • 28 December

    Meet Roselyn Washington #TeamNMGameandFish

    It is often the people behind the scene that ensure the operation and success of programs. It is the same for the hunter education (HE) and off-highway vehicle (OHV) programs. Roselyn Washington is the office manager for both of these programs. Jennifer Morgan, hunter education coordinator and one of Roselyn’s …

November, 2020

  • 17 November

    New Mexico Elk Twinkies – That’s what’s poppin’!

    The holiday season is right around the corner, and in typical fashion, I am already thinking about the food. The appetizers are always a hit with my family, and this one is sure to add a little pop to your table. Ingredients: 1-pound elk roast 3-5 garlic cloves 3-5 serrano …