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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 11/04/09

November 2009

Officer Duff with illegal homemade fishing spear
Officer Duff with illegal homemade spear
Officer Duff at NMDGF Compliance Checkstation
Officer Duff working compliance checkstation



Colin Duff

Duty Station:


Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

GMU 34, 28, 29, some of GMU 36


BS in Wildlife Management & Fisheries Science

Length of Service:

9 years

Specialty or Interest:

Defensive Tactics and Use of Force Instructor

Current Projects/Assignments:

Patrolling in the field for compliance and preparing for deer surveys in December

Best Thing About the Job:

Everyday is something new

Most Common Question People Have:

Where are the big bull elk?


This year there are big bull elk just about everywhere that were seen during the elk surveys in September.  The biggest elk seen were in the Wet Burnt Canyon and Sixteen Springs Canyon Areas of GMU 34.

Contact Information:

Office phone: 575-437-0276, or email: