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Last Updated: 04/04/06

Officer Rodden preparing a Pecos bighorn for helicopter transportation
Officer Rodden assisting with Bighorn Sheep capture in Pecos



Kevin W. Rodden


Duty Station:  

Las Cruces , NM


Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:  

Gila National Forest / SW Area Elk




Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Science; Master of Arts in Teaching


Length of Service:  

7 Years


Specialty or Interest:  

Management of wapiti (elk)in the southwest area.


Current Projects/Assignments:

Implementation of E-PLUS (landowner elk allocation system)


Best Thing About the Job:  

The diversity of the position.


Most Common Question People Have:  

How many bull tags am I going to receive?



Private landowner authorization certificates are allocated through the formula and it depends on the overall number of private authorization certificates (tags) for the unit, the number of acres you have, the ECR (elk contribution rating) assigned to your ranch, and the number of other landowners signed up in the system that you are competing against.


Contact Information:

Office: 505-532-2100