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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 12/26/2012

January 2013

 

District Officer James Campanella rescuing an injured hawk

District Officer James Campanella rescuing an injured hawk

District Officer James Campanella surveying bass at Elephant Butte Lake during the spring season
District Officer James Campanella surveying bass at Elephant Butte Lake during the spring season

Name:

James Campanella

 

Duty Station:

Truth or Consequences District Officer

 

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Units 16C,17(south end), 19, 20, 21, Elephant Butte Lake, Rio Grande below Elephant Butte

 

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Wildlife Science from NMSU

 

Length of Service:

11 years

 

Specialty or Interest:

Big game, Deer, Elk, Boating and Fishing

 

Current Projects/Assignments:

Open Gate (gaining public access through private lands), Wildlife complaints around the district

 

Best Thing About the Job:

Working outdoors with a variety of wildlife and the diversity of the job

 

Most Common Question People Have:

Can I hunt at Elephant Butte State Park? If so, where?

 

Answer:

Yes, you can hunt at Elephant Butte State Park with some restrictions that have been set in place by the Park Manager. I recommend contacting park at 575-744-5421 to find out the restrictions before you go hunting.

 

Contact Information:

Call 575-740-0861 or James.Campanella@state.nm.us

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