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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 2/11/2013

February 2013

 

District Officer Justin Johnson at Wheeler Peak conducting Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep surveys

District Officer Justin Johnson at Wheeler Peak conducting Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep surveys

District Officer Justin Johnson during the Desert Bighorn Sheep radio collar project in the Dry Cimarron
District Officer Justin Johnson during the Desert Bighorn Sheep radio collar project in the Dry Cimarron

Name:

Justin Johnson

 

Duty Station:

Springer District Officer

 

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Parts of GMU’s 47, 48 (White’s Peak), 55B, 56, and 59. Charette Lakes, Springer Lake, Lake 13, Laguna Madre, and Stubblefield Lake

 

Education:

B.A. in Biology and Minor in Geology from UNM

 

Length of Service:

2.5 years

 

Specialty or Interest:

Wildlife Forensics, Waterfowl, and Big Game

 

Current Projects/Assignments:

Patrol for trap lines, prosecutions of wildlife crimes from 2012, GMU 48 Annual Report

 

Best Thing About the Job:

Being outdoors, working with wildlife, and getting paid to do what most people have to take vacation time to go do.

 

Most Common Question People Have:

Access into GMU 48 or onto State Trust Land

 

Answer:

GMU 48 can be accessed at the Sweetwater entrance off of Hwy 21 West of Miami, the Red Hill Road off of Hwy 120 West of Ocate, the Aspen Hill access, or the Black Lake access at the intersection of Hwy 120 and Hwy 434. A person may access State Trust Land by public road or legal means and must have a valid hunting, fishing, or trapping license during the current hunting, fishing or trapping season or a valid Recreational Use Permit.

See the Rules & Information Booklet for more info

 

Contact Information:

Call 575-447-8019 or Justin.Johnson@state.nm.us

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