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Last Updated: 09/15/08

September 2008

Officer Redman transports a black bear (inside container) to a remote location in the forest
Officer Redman transporting a black bear (inside container) to a remote location in the forest
Officer Redman with live trap used to catch nusiance furbearers
Officer Redman with a live trap used to catch nusiance furbears


Leon Redman

Duty Station:

District Wildlife Supervisor Silver City, NM

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Supervise GMU Units 16A, B, and D, 22, 23, 24, part of 25, 26 and 27. Snow Lake, Bill Evans Lake , Bear Canyon Lake , Lake Roberts and the Gila River and San Francisco River .


B.S. in Wildlife Science from New Mexico State 1985

Length of Service:

20 years

Specialty or Interest:

Family, Hunting and Fishing and most sports

Current Projects/Assignments:

My supervisory district encompasses Catron, Grant, Hidalgo and Luna counties, so it is a very active supervisory district. I currently have several priorities including: assisting with the rabies outbreak, overseeing compliance with hunting and fishing laws and Off-highway vehicle use.

Best Thing about the Job:

The ability to work outdoors makes every day seem like a new and unique experience.

Most Common Question People Have:

When is the rabies in foxes going away?


Never, rabies in foxes runs in a cyclic pattern; some years we will see a lot of cases and other years we will see very few cases. So, please be caution if you encounter a fox that is not acting shy, seems aggressive or is acting abnormal.  If you see something like this contact me at the information below.

Contact Information:

Office phone number is 575-388-0770 and email is