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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 12/16/2011

November 2011

Officer Artrip training with other wardens
Officer Artrip (center) training with other officers in enforcement techniques



Richard Artrip

Duty Station: 


Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

30, 31, parts of 32 and 33


BS in Wildlife Management form ENMU

Length of Service:

20 years

Specialty or Interest:

Working with and promoting youth hunting opportunities

Current Projects/Assignments: 

The youth pheasant and deer hunts at Seven Rivers WMA and the W.S. Huey WMA

Best Thing About the Job: 

Job assignments always changing depending on time of year.

Most Common Question People Have: 

Have you stocked the lake yet?


We stock our winter trout waters every other week from November 1 to March 31, so the fishing should always be good.  For detailed stocking information click here or call the Roswell office at 575-624-6135.

Contact Information:

Phone 575-457-2630 or e-mail