August Officer of the Month

August Officer of the Month

Name: Don Norton
Duty Station: Game Warden, Carlsbad District
Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units: GMU’s 29,30,31
Education: Bachelor Degree Forestry Wildlife/Law Enforcement; WNMU
Length of Service: 2.5 years
Specialty or Interest: Education and Wildlife Management
Current Projects/Assignments: Angler patrol, OHV patrol, education outreach, habitat manipulation projects, and checking and maintaining water sources in the Guadalupe Mountains.
Best Thing About the Job: The people we get to meet, the citizens we work for, and playing with some awesome wildlife.
Other info you would like to post (hobbies, interests, etc.): I am an avid outdoorsman; my passions include hunting, fishing, and teaching my children about conservation and the outdoors.

Most Common Question People Have: When are they going to allow us to keep fish from Brantley Lake?

Answer: We have sampled fish in the lake and submitted them to the Environmental Department. We are hoping to hear back from them soon.

Help protect your wildlife!
If you see a violation please report it to the OGT Hotline at 1-800-432-4263.
Contact Information: Phone:(505) 218-1347 | E-mail: