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Career Advancement 

Last Updated: 05/02/2011

Promoted from District Officer to Field Supervisor

Officer Matthews (left) ready for wilderness patrol with another conservation officer
Officer Matthews (left) ready for wilderness patrol


Mike Matthews


Silver City District Supervisor

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:  

GMU’s 23, 24, 25, 26, 27,16B


BS from NMSU

Length of Service:

14 years

Specialty or Interest:

Lion and Bear depredations and w wilderness horseback patrols and work

Current Projects/Assignments:

Silver City deer management, Bayard Javalina trapping, Gila Wilderness cabin maintenance

Best Thing About the Job: 

The variety of work that happens all in one day

Most Common Question People Have:

How’s the fishing?


Great, because fishing is always better than working

Contact Information (email & Dept. phone):  

Call 575-388-8299 or email