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Last Updated: 6-29-04

July 2004



Brian Guzman  


Duty Station:

Hobbs, New Mexico


Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Game Management Units 30 and 31



Bachelor of Wildlife and Fishery Sciences, Eastern New Mexico University


Length of Service:

4 years


Specialty or Interest:

Fly fishing and weightlifting


Current Projects/Assignments:

Antelope trapping and prairie chicken surveys


Best Thing About the Job:

Working for and with good people, for the benefit of wildlife


Most Common Question People Have:

What does it take to become a Game Warden?



A 4-year degree and a love for the job.


Contact Information:

(505) 392-2947;


Other Activities/Interests

Prairie chickens are an upland grassland species that thrive in shin oak. This species is best known for its courtship display during the spring months. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish conducts annual spring surveys for population and distribution trends.
Other than the prairie chicken survey I have worked extensively with the community of Lea County, NM. A few of the activities that have been planned, organized, controlled and implemented are the restoration and clean up project at Green Meadows Lake. Additional community activities included wildlife presentations to various youth and adult groups. Other activities included co-founding Walkers and Runners Against Violence, a major march around the Hobbs community to stress antiviolence. This march included law enforcement agencies inside and outside of the Hobbs area.

Conservation Officer Guzman at Firing Range

Officer Guzman at the firing range.  Conservation Officers are required to train frequently with firearms and other equiment that will insure public safety and proper use of force if necessary

Officer Guzman at Firing Range