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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 10/06/2011

October 2011

Officer Sanchez with lunker catfish from Ramah Lake
Officer Sanchez with lunker catfish taken at Ramah Lake



Craig Sanchez

Duty Station: 


Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Units 9, 10, 13, Marquez WMA, Water Canyon WMA


BS in Wildlife Science from NMSU

Length of Service:

15 years

Specialty or Interest: 

Big game management projects

Current Projects/Assignments: 

Currently dealing with ongoing hungry bear problems and fall hunt patrols.

Best Thing About the Job: 

Being able to work with wildlife on many different levels.  It is never a dull moment being a warden.

Most Common Question People Have: 

Where are the best places to hunt?


Start by acquiring Forest Service and BLM maps of the Unit.  After you have your maps in hand, call me and we can talk about places to start looking for game animals..

Contact Information:

Phone (505) 285-5227 (Office) or email