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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 07/18/08

July 2008

Officer Madsen with captured cougar

Officer Madsen with captured cougar


Mark Madsen       

Duty Station:  


Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:  

Southeastern New Mexico Public Information Specialist


Bachelors Degree in Wildlife Biology from ENMU.

Length of Service:  

18 years

Specialty or Interest:

Hunting, fishing, photography, and spoiling the grandkids.

Current Projects/Assignments:

Attempting to stay on top of APLUS, EPLUS, big game rule development, and other game management duties and keep up with the commitments of programs, presentations, events, and classes necessary to keep our constituents up to date on what's happening in the Department.

Best Thing About the Job:  

The people; co-workers and most of the public in general.

Most Common Question People Have:  

Where's the best fishing in southeastern New Mexico ?


Texas! Just kidding; try Santa Rosa Lake where fishing has been good using crank baits in the main channel for walleye. A few were also taken by anglers using grubs and jigs.

Contact Information:  

(575) 624-6135 or

Other Important Info:

Happily married to Shirley for 22 years, one son, and 3 grandkids.