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Last Updated: 07/09/2012

Promoted from District Officer to SW Public Information Officer

Officer McDonald on a bighorn sheep survey
Officer McDonald on a bighorn sheep survey


Richard McDonald


Public Information Officer

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Southwest Area, Las Cruces NM


Bachelors of Science In Agriculture, Major in Wildlife Science

Length of Service:

12 years

Specialty or Interest:

Public Events / Law Enforcement Operations

Current Projects/Assignments:

Transitioning into new position / Criminal investigations

Best Thing About the Job:

I enjoy working outdoors often as possible and interacting with

people in this diverse culture that New Mexico has to offer.

Most Common Question People Have:

Is my hunt in the Gila going to be canceled due to the fires?


We are not sure exactly what impact the fires will have on this upcoming hunting season.  We will update our website periodically as new information becomes available.

Contact Information:

SW Area PIO - 2715 Northrise Dr. Las Cruces, NM 88011

Email: or call 575-532-2106