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December 2005 Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 12/1/05

 

Officer Matthews with elk antlers.

Name:

Mike Matthews

 

Duty Station:

Ruidoso

 

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Game Management Unit 36.

 

Education:

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.

 

Answer:  

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

 

Contact Information:

505-336-9613 or email is mike.matthews@state.nm.us

 

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