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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 02/10/2012

February 2012

Officer Sanders assisting with pronghorn capture
Officer Sanders assisting on pronghorn capture

 

Name:

Tyson Sanders

Duty Station:

Roswell District

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

GMUs 32 and 33

Education: 

B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Eastern New Mexico University

Length of Service:

3½ years

Specialty or Interest:

Law enforcement, wildlife trapping, and educational programs

Current Projects/Assignments:

Pronghorn antelope trapping and transplanting to relieve areas of high concentration and place pronghorn in areas that need supplemental numbers to assist their population.  Also I have a variety of ongoing wildlife law enforcement cases.

Best Thing About the Job:

Promoting wildlife conservation through catching wildlife law violators and through education.

Most Common Question People Have:

Where are all the deer at this year?

Answer: 

See that hill over there… about three miles from the road? Game species often retreat to roadless areas especially during hunting season.  Before you go hunting, fishing or hiking, always check the land ownership status and get written permission before entering or crossing private property.

Contact Information:

Call 575-840-7483 or email: tyson.sanders@state.nm.us

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