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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 10/02/09

October 2009

Officer Brundren inspecting large catfish as result of fish kill at Ramah Lake
Officer Brundren inspecting a large catfish resulting from fish Kill at Ramah Lake



Mark Bundren

Duty Station:                 


Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units: 

GMU 10 & 12


BS in Rec. & Parks, Texas A&M University

Length of Service:       

4.5 years

Specialty or Interest:    

All aspect of wildlife management

Current Projects/Assignments: 

Compliance and patrollilng as well as trying to alleviate landowner damage by game

Best Thing About the Job: 

Getting paid for doing this and being out-of-doors

Most Common Question People Have: 

Where do I find the elk?


Very few people see elk from vehicles.  In my experience, a person can see a lot more elk by hiking away from the road.  The first 2 weeks in October are a great time to not only see but hear elk whistling (bugling) in the woods.

Contact Information:

PO Box 267, Ramah, NM 87321, Officer phone is 505-783-4882 and email is