Episode 11 (July 2021) Oryx and Ibex Management in New Mexico

Join us as we talk with Southwest Regional Biologist Kevin Rodden and learn all about free-ranging oryx and ibex populations in New Mexico – why they were introduced, how they are managed, hunting opportunities as well as wildlife photography and viewing opportunities. In North America, these amazing species are only found in free-ranging populations on public land here in the great state of New Mexico! And bowhunting ibex in New Mexico has even been called the toughest hunt in North America! Whether hunting with a firearm or camera, these species provide a very unique New Mexico experience!


It is the mission of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to conserve, regulate, propagate and protect the wildlife and fish within the State of New Mexico, using a flexible management system that ensures sustainable use for public food supply, recreation and safety—and to provide for off-highway motor vehicle recreation that recognizes cultural, historic and resource values while ensuring public safety.