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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 4/30/2012

Officer Otero surveying walleye at Clayton Lake
Officer Otero (center) surveying walleye at Clayton Lake

April 2012



Benjamin Otero

Duty Station:

Espanola, NM

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:



B.S. in Rangeland Management from New Mexico State University

Length of Service:

2 years

Specialty or Interest:

Hunt Patrol and OHV Patrol

Current Projects/Assignments:

Enforcement Patrols in Unit 6C.  Elk Private Lands Use System (E-Plus) sign up and appeals.

Best Thing About the Job:

There is something new everyday and you never know what your day may bring!

Most Common Question People Have:

Where are all the elk?


Try and get about a mile from any road and your odds of finding elk will increase tremendously!

Contact Information:

Call 505-455-9121 or email