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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 03/22/2011

March 2011

Officer Sanders assisting with elk calf study
Officer Sanders working on an elk calf study in the Valle Vidal


Tyson Sanders             

Duty Station:

Mora District

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Part of the Pecos Wilderness in GMU 45, and GMUs 46 and 49.


B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Eastern New Mexico University

Length of Service:

2½ years

Specialty or Interest:

Law enforcement and educational programs including Hunter Education and National Archery in the Schools

Current Projects/Assignments:

E-PLUS in GMU 46

Best Thing About the Job: 

The opportunity to promote wildlife conservation.

Most Common Question People Have: 

The most common question I get is from landowners that want to know how do I get more elk tags?


It depends on where your private property is located but the best way to justify the need to hunt more elk is to have more elk and the best way to have more elk is to improve and increase elk habitat (food, water, cover or space). 

Contact Information: 

Call 505-426-8952 or email: