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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 12/16/2011

December 2011

Officer Ortega with immobilized black bear near Animas, NM
Officer Ortega with immobilized black bear near Animas, New Mexico


Chris Ortega

Duty Station: 

Las Cruces

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units: 

GMU 19, 20, 21 and 25 


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture- Wildlife Science.

Length of Service:

12 Years

Specialty or Interest: 

Reptiles and Amphibians.

Current Projects/Assignments: 

Investigations from the hunting seasons/ SW Field Training Officer. 

Best Thing About the Job: 

The outdoors is my office and my truck serves as my desk.

Most Common Question People Have: 

Where can I obtain maps of areas I wish to hunt? 


Maps may be obtained from the US National Forest Service office and BLM office.

Contact Information:  

Email- or call 575-532-2100