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May Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 4/30/2014

May 2014

 

Officer Brandon Ferguson 2014-5 Brandon Ferguson on angler patrol during Walleye Spawn at Caballo Lake

Brandon Ferguson on angler patrol during Walleye Spawn at Caballo Lake

Officer Brandon Ferguson Angler Patrol on Boat at Caballo Lake
Officer Brandon Ferguson Angler Patrol on Boat at Caballo Lake
Officer Brandon Ferguson on Patrol with an OHV

Officer Brandon Ferguson on Patrol with OHV

Officer Brandon Ferguson Elk Calf Rescue

Officer Brandon Ferguson Elk Calf Rescue

Name:

Brandon Ferguson

 

 

Duty Station:

Hatch District Officer

 

 

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

GMU’s 20, 21, 19, Caballo Lake

 

 

Education:

Bachelors Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Eastern New Mexico University

 

 

Length of Service:

2 years

 

 

Specialty or Interest:

Wildlife management, Special Operations, Public Events, Conservation Education

 

 

Current Projects/Assignments:

Assisting fisheries management with stream surveys in the Gila, turkey hunt patrol in the Gila National Forest, angler patrol on Caballo Lake.

 

 

Best Thing About the Job:

The best part of being a Conservation Officer is the freedom to work anywhere in your district and meeting people that are passionate about the outdoors.

 

 

Most Common Question People Have:

How is the fishing at Caballo?

When are they going to release water into the Rio Grande?

 

 

Answer:

Walleye fishing at Caballo is best during the spawn. Depending on weather, the spawn can start in late February and run through March. Try minnows or curly tail grubs. Remember Walleye must be 14 inches to keep, and the daily bag limit is 5 fish.


Water flow is controlled by the Bureau of Reclamation and changes year to year based on water availability in Elephant Butte Reservoir. 

 

 

Contact Information:

Call 575-520-5345 or email Brandon.Ferguson@state.nm.us

 

 

Other Info:

If you see a violation please report it to the OGT Hotline at 1-800-432-4263.  Help protect your wildlife!

 

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