I would like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself to the online community. My name is Kyle Tator and I have recently been selected as the JGF wildlife biologist, replacing Tom Watts, who retired in April. I am originally from Dulce, graduating High School in 1999, and earned a BS in Rangeland Management, and a MS in Wildlife Management from NMSU in Las Cruces. It was only natural growing up in the area to be captivated with large antlers, fat trout, and hunting, and I can say, I am thrilled at the opportunity to work as the Nation's Wildlilfe Biologist. I look forward to the challenge of maintaining high quality hunting and fishing experiences, for which the Jicarilla is known for.
Following the great example set by Kevin Terry, JGF Fishery Biologist, I have decided to try and update the Jicarilla hunting blog twice a month (during hunting season) or if something comes up that is newsworthy. This is a great way for folks to stay updated on the happenings within JGF Biology Division. So here it goes....
Despite dry and hot conditions during the first 3 hunts on Horse Lake Mesa, elk hunters are connecting on some great elk, with the largest so far being 375 7/8 SCI harvested Sept. 10. Thankfully, the region has received some much needed rain over the past couple days, which will only help crank up the bugling action and should provide elk hunters an exciting hunt over the next few weeks. Pictures will be posted soon.
JGF will be closed Sept 13-17 for the annual Go-Jii-Ya Feast. Stay safe over the Jicarilla Holiday weekend!
JGF Wildlife Biologist, 575-759-3255