New Mexico Wildlife

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

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

Career Advancement 

Last Updated: 11/14/2013


Promoted from Sergeant to Assistant Chief of WMD


Officer Rey Sanchez horseback
Assistant Chief, Rey Sanchez horseback
Officer Rey Sanchez (center) with fellow G&F officers on a search warrant in Espanola, NM.

Assistant Chief, Rey Sanchez (center, front) with fellow G&F officers

on a search warrant in Espanola, NM.

Rey Sanchez processing sheep at trap
Assistant Chief, Rey Sanchez processing sheep at trap


Rey Sanchez


Assistant Chief of Wildlife Management - Private Land and Habitat Programs


Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Statewide Private Lands and Habitat Programs



Bachelor of Science, Wildlife Science, NMSU


Length of Service:

15 years


Specialty or Interest:

I enjoy working with private landowners, NMDGF co-workers and others to improve wildlife habitat and creating opportunities for others that enjoy hunting, fishing and trapping.


Current Projects/Assignments:

Coordinating bear harvest and wildlife complaint data for internal and external requests.  Reviewing purchase orders, contracts and other agreements.  Planning and coordinating Wildlife Management Division’s activities.


Best Thing About the Job:

Variety - no two days are the same.  


Most Common Question People Have:

What available funds are there to encourage wildlife on private property?



There are several state and federal funding opportunities available.  Call me for more information.


Contact Information:

Call 505-476-8098 or email


Important Information:

My wife, Tamsen, and I have three sons - Kayden, Reymond and Derick