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Last Updated: 11/21/2014

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Application Deadline 11/21/2014

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Conservation Officer
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Officer of the Month


Officer Shaler Wells


Officer Wells with an injured owl

Officer Shaler Wells


Officer Josh Waldrip


Officer Josh Waldrip on elk hunt patrol

Officer Josh Waldrip


Officer of the Month [archive]


Career Advancement

Sergeant Jason Kline - Alamogordo District Supervisor


Sergeant Jason Kline - cabin

Sergeant Jason Kline


Career Advancement [archive]


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Operation Game Thief




Operation Game Thief - Program Overview


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Cold Cases

Poachers steal your wildlife, can you help solve these cases?


ROSWELL – Game and Fish Officers received a call from a concerned hunter in GMU 32 who reported finding a spike mule deer that had been shot and left in the field to rot...

Spike Mule Deer Poached Near Roswell

Spike Mule Deer Poached Near Roswell, GMU 32

shot sometime during the November 8, 2014 weekend


JAL- Game and Fish Officers are asking the public for information and assistance in solving a recent poaching case involving a spike mule deer...


Spike Deer Poached Near Jal
Spike Deer Poached Near Jal, GMU 31 during the muzzleloader deer season


Cold Cases [archive]


Cases Solved




CHAMA - A Chama man was found guilty on September 9, 2014, of unlawful killing and possession of a turkey...


Merriam's wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo merriami)
Merriam's wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo merriami)


Cases Solved - Thanks to citizens willing to call


Poaching Civil Penalties

The State Game Commission increased civil penalties for poaching...


Trophy Bull Elk found dead outside Reserve NM. Poaching is suspected
Trophy Bull Elk found dead outside Reserve NM. Poaching is suspected.


September 4, 2013 - GMU 23, Officer Gehrt measured this elk to be 422 inches (SCI) with potential civil penalties greater than $10,000 for the unlawful killing of a trophy elk this size...