New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Marty Frentzel, (505) 476-8013
Public contact: (505) 476-8000
martin.frentzel@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 27, 2009:

‘NEW MEXICO WILDLIFE’ NOW ON TELEVISION

ALBUQUERQUE -- Tiger muskies, Mexican wolves and fall fishing on the Rio Grande are among the topics being covered in August by "New Mexico Wildlife," the video magazine now televised by the Department of Game and Fish.

Using a name familiar to newspaper and magazine readers for decades, the Department television program strives to illustrate the great outdoor opportunities available in the state. The program is scheduled to be broadcast nearly statewide at 6:30 a.m. on KASA Fox 2 from now until Dec. 26.

In August, the program will broadcast the following segments:

Saturday, Aug. 1:
 
Learn to identify the state’s four species of quail; survey Bluewater Lake for giant tiger muskies; create “Make Do Green Chile Stew” with Dan Brooks, the Cast Iron Ranger; and explore the Guadalupe Scenic Byway in Southeastern New Mexico.

Saturday, Aug. 8:

Experience fall fly-fishing on the Rio Grande and winter bass fishing at Ute Lake; use mules to pack Mexican wolves into the Gila Wilderness; and bake sourdough biscuits in the Dutch oven.

Saturday, Aug. 15:

Take a guided elk hunt in the Mount Taylor area; bring back the Zuni Bluehead Sucker from near extinction; absorb the beauty of La Frontera Scenic Byway in northeastern New Mexico; and bake a Cowboy Calzone.

Saturday, Aug. 22:

Trap and relocate Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep; hunt quail on opening day in southeastern New Mexico; enjoy an award winning restoration project; and learn how to marinate wild game meat.

Saturday; Aug. 29:

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day; cast for 18-inch rainbow trout at Tingley Beach; learn what it takes to restore quail habitat; and make some award-winning salsa.

"New Mexico Wildlife" segments also are available 24-7 on www.Myoutdoortv.com.

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