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December 2005 Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 12/1/05


Officer Matthews with elk antlers.


Mike Matthews


Duty Station:



Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Game Management Unit 36.



B.S. in Wildlife Science, New Mexico State University.


Length of Service:

8 years


Specialty or Interest:

Catching poachers and hunting depredating lions and bears.


Current Projects/Assignments:

Dealing with bear problems in the Ruidoso area.


Best Thing about the Job:

Being able to work in the outdoors.


Most Common Question People Have:

People always want to know the best places to go hunting.



The further away from roads you get the better the hunting is.


Contact Information:

505-336-9613 or email is