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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 10/29/2012

October 2012

 

Sergeant Gabe Maes in the Pecos Wilderness surveying Bighorn Sheep and Grouse
Sergeant Gabe Maes in the Pecos Wilderness surveying Bighorn Sheep and Grouse
Sergeant Gabe Maes stocking Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout at Trampas Lake via horseback
Sergeant Gabe Maes stocking Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout at Trampas Lake via horseback

Name:

Sergeant Gabe Maes

Duty Station:

Taos District Supervisor

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Taos Supervisory District includes portion of GMU 45, all of GMU 49,50,51,52,53, and portions of GMU 55

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Wildlife Science, NMSU

Length of Service:

12 years

Specialty or Interest:

Law enforcement instructor in Firearms Training, Reality Based Training, Defensive Tactics and Use of Force.

Current Projects/Assignments:

Supervise the activities of the Taos district personnel; coordinate efforts to deliver department services in the district; monitor progress toward achievement of department mission and direct resources toward those goals;  develop employees through instruction, coaching, and performance review to strengthen job skills and contributions to the agency. 

Best Thing About the Job:

The freedom and flexibility associated with the job in addition to the ability to effect decisions pertaining to management of the resource, and providing for effective management of the resource to ensure current and future opportunity.

Most Common Question People Have:

Where is the best place to hunt in the unit I drew a tag for?

Answer:

It depends on the GMU they are hunting.

Contact Information:

Raton Office 575-445-2311 or call 575-779-4103 or e-mail Gabe.Maes@state.nm.us

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