New Mexico Wildlife

New Mexico Department of Game & FIsh

Home |  Recreation |  Apps & Permits |  Enforcement |  Conservation |  Education |  OHV |  Commission


Last Updated: 2/22/10

Pat Mathis
Pat Mathis, February 2010 Employee of the Month


Pat Mathis


Southwest Area Game Manager and Habitat Specialist.

Area of Responsibility

Wildlife and habitat management on BLM and State Trust Lands in the southwest portion of the state.


Bachelor of Science Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University.


Length of Service:

23 years.


Specialty or Interest:

Pronghorn, javelina and quail management and habitat management in arid lands.


Current Projects/Assignments:

Working on the proposed pronghorn allocation system and management plan. Working with the BLM on grassland restoration projects in the Jornada grasslands and Potrillo Mountains.


Best Thing About the Job:

Working in southwestern New Mexico in the desert where I grew up.


Most Common Question People Have:

Where are all the quail this year?



Unfortunately, the last several years have had poor nesting success due to scanty rainfall. The quail should recover if we get some rain in the springtime to provide nesting cover and food for young quail.

Contact Information:

(575) 532-2100,