In the Field

February, 2022

  • 8 February

    Using telemetry in wildlife conservation

    Wildlife tracking has been around for centuries, but early on, its use had little to do with research. More than 500 years ago, falconers in Europe were known to place leg bands on their birds as a sign of ownership, but it wasn’t a big leap to go from banding …

January, 2022

  • 28 January

    Counting Sheep: Research pioneers promising new wildlife survey method

    On a remote site of rugged, mountainous terrain in the southwestern corner of New Mexico lies the Red Rock Wildlife Management Area. Since 1980, this 1,500-acre captive breeding facility for desert bighorn sheep, originally stocked with animals captured in the nearby San Andres Mountains and in Mexico, has produced more …

December, 2021

  • 21 December

    National Archery in the Schools Program

    What is the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)? NASP is a school archery program that introduces students to competitive archery and bowhunting through summer programs. It also provides safety training, shooting techniques, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, citizenship and caring in prospective shooters and hunters. NASP has been designed …

  • 6 December

    Deputy Game Warden Norris Green and the Tragedy of Grapevine Canyon

    I’m sure it was a damp and chilly Saturday morning as Warden Ananias “Norris” Green rode his horse down Grapevine Canyon on Nov. 15, 1941. The year remains the wettest on record for New Mexico to this day. Warden Green was patrolling the wide-open canyon country south of Alamogordo while …

  • 6 December

    Meet Edward Enriquez – #TeamNMGameandFish

    Did you know that New Mexico has three species of black bass: largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and spotted bass? In this month’s #TeamNMGameandFish we meet Warmwater Fisheries Biologist Edward Enriquez. For the past three years and three months, Edward has coordinated and led spring bass electrofishing surveys, assisted with the …

November, 2021

  • 12 November

    Meet Philip Lujan – #TeamNMGameandFish

    There are many people within the Department who can be considered a jack of all trades. Philip Lujan is a master of many things and helps the Department run smoothly. Especially under current circumstances, purchasing vehicles can be challenging and frustrating. Negotiating the purchase of numerous vehicles a year and …

September, 2021

  • 8 September

    Meet Vivian Fernandez – #TeamNMGameandFish

    The Department of Game and Fish currently has over 300 full-time employees. Working through the hiring process, managing personnel records, ensuring proper recruitment, running payroll and leave management can be a challenge. The Department’s small team of four manages the diversity in employees and customers.

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 …