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Last Updated: 5/24/10

Ryan Walker
Ryan Walker, May 2010 Employee of the Month

Name:

Ryan Walker

 

Position:

Northeast Area Game Manager

 

Area of Responsibility

Anything and everything pertaining to game management for the northeastern portion of the state.

Education:

M.S. from Texas Tech University in wildlife sciences. B.S. from University of Wisconsin -- Stevens Point in wildlife and biology with a minor in GIS and spatial analysis.

 

Length of Service:

Two years, five months.

 

Specialty or Interest:

I have a general interest in learning as much about the species I work with and staying as current with new information as possible. I enjoy having to dig through scientific literature to find answers to management questions for just about everything.

 

Current Projects/Assignments:

Currently working on the proposed changes to the Antelope-Private Lands Use System and beginning to update our species distribution maps.

 

Best Thing About the Job:

The best part of the job so far has been working with a very diverse staff on a very diverse suite of species. I never imagined I would be working with pronghorn, elk, bighorn sheep, etc., on a regular basis.

 

Most Common Question People Have:

Can I get more tags?

 

Answer:

The short answer: It depends. The long answer: We don't really have time for that here ...

 

Contact Information:

Northeast Area office at (575) 445-2311, or ryan.walker@state.nm.us

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