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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 09/12/2012

September 2012


District Officer Brandon Kempton on OHV patrol
District Officer Brandon Kempton on OHV patrol


Brandon Kempton

Duty Station:

Lordsburg District Officer

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

GMU 26, 27 & Southern 23


Bachelor of Science (Wildlife Conservation Biology) BYU

Length of Service:

10 years

Specialty or Interest:

Reptiles, firearms, exploring the outdoors and spending time with my wife and five kids.

Current Projects/Assignments:

Wildlife complaints and patrolling hunts in the Boothills, NM area.

Best Thing About the Job:

Spending time in the outdoors, talking to people in the field, all the great co-workers and flexible work schedules.

Most Common Question People Have:

Where are all the feral hogs and do I need a license to hunt them?


Feral Hogs are located in the Eastern part of the state, most have died near the SW Boothills.  You need written permission from private landowners or a habitat stamp if you hunt them on US Forest Service or BLM lands.

Contact Information:

Call 575-358-0300 or email