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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 06/08/2012

June 2012

 

Officer Teaschner on hunt patrol
Officer Frey conducting Walleye egg collections at Clayton Lake

Name:

Eric Frey

Duty Station:

Northeast Area - Raton, NM

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Manage fisheries located within the Northeast portion of NM

Education:

Bachelor of Wildlife & Fisheries Science, Eastern NM University

Length of Service:

13 years

Specialty or Interest:

Aquatic habitat restoration and warm/cold water fish management

Current Projects/Assignments:

Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout restoration, Walleye populations in Ute and Conchas Lakes, and addressing the presence of Northern Pike in Eagle Nest Lake.

Best Thing About the Job:

Being an integral part in the protection and management of the fisheries resource that grew up loving.

Most Common Question People Have:

Where’s a great place to catch a big trout?

Answer:

The Rio Grande gorge has one of the best under-utilized trout populations with several rainbow and brown trout larger than 20 inches.

Contact Information:

Call 575-445-2311 or email Eric.Frey@state.nm.us

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