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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 06/02/2010

June 2010

Officer Swanson on horseback patrol in the wilderness
Officer Swanson on horseback patrol in the wilderness



Blake Swanson             

Duty Station:

Jemez District

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

6A/ 6C


University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point

Length of Service:

1.5 years

Specialty or Interest:

Wildlife and fisheries management

Current Projects/Assignments:

Valles Caldera calf elk capture

Best Thing About the Job:

Being a Game Warden allows you to do so many different things within natural resources. One day you could be trapping antelope and another day you could be in the wilderness on horseback patrol. The diversity of the job makes it all worth while.

Most Common Question People Have:

Where are the fish biting?


The Jemez River and Fenton Lake provide the most concentrated stocking efforts and are the easiest to access to allow a good fishing experience.

Contact Information:

Phone (505) 661-5902 or email