New Mexico Wildlife

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Home |  Recreation |  Apps & Permits |  Enforcement |  Conservation |  Education |  OHV |  Commission

Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 11/13/2013

November 2013

 

Officer Ben Otero darting a bear in the City of Santa Fe

Officer Ben Otero darting a bear in the City of Santa Fe

Officer Ben Otero teaching Hunter Education
Officer Ben Otero teaching Hunter Education
Officer Ben Otero transporting a sedated bear cub to be relocated
Officer Ben Otero transporting a sedated bear cub to be relocated

Name:

Ben Otero

 

Duty Station:

Espanola District Officer

 

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

GMU 6C

 

Education:

Bachelors in Rangeland Management

 

Length of Service:

3 years

 

Specialty or Interest:

Investigating individuals or groups that are involved in poaching.

Teaching Hunter Education to the future generations of hunters.

 

Current Projects/Assignments:

Multiple investigations of wildlife violations and prosecuting individual poaching cases.

 

Best Thing About the Job:

Being able to be in the field every day and having new experiences daily that you would normally not experience.

 

Most Common Question People Have:

Do you like your job as a Game Warden?

 

Answer:

Being a Game Warden is my dream job and I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. Being able to protect New Mexico’s wildlife for future generations is what keeps me going daily.

 

Contact Information:

Call 505-350-9718 or email Benjamin.Otero@state.nm.us

 

Other Info:

 

 

spacer