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Last Updated: 10-20-04

October 2004




Rick Castell  


Duty Station:



Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Fisheries Manager (Northwest Area Operations)



Bachelor of Science Degree (Wildlife and Fisheries Double Major/Law Enforcement Option) -New Mexico State University (Spring 1994).


Length of Service:

11 years on November 1, 2004


Specialty or Interest:

Fisheries Management for Northwest Area Operations


Current Projects/Assignments:

Bluewater Reservoir Management (Tiger Muskie Management and Monitoring). ALSO, restoring/enhancing the brown trout fishery within the Northwest area of the state.


Best Thing About the Job:

In addition to my normal responsibilities, I’m able to participate in various law enforcement activities and Law Enforcement Certification Instruction (Physical Fitness and Defensive Tactics) for the NW Area. Resource management and law enforcement go hand in hand by my estimation. Therefore, you can’t really have sound “management” without law enforcement.


Most Common Question People Have:

When did you stock?





Contact Information:

Phone: (505) 222-4715



Officer Castell On A Roadblock.
Officer Castell with National Geographic