Episode 2 (Oct 2020) Open Gate Program and DIY European Skull Mounts

Join us as we talk with Gary Calkins, the Open Gate Coordinator with the NM Department of Game and Fish. We discuss the Open Gate program and its benefits to both public hunters and participating landowners. Then we discuss one of Gary’s hobbies, cleaning and mounting wildlife skulls, and talk about different techniques and processes for DIY European skull mounts!


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.