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Yearly Archives: 2007

Snowshoeing 101 – Fun and Easy Winter Hiking

High up in the mountains above Santa Fe where the air is crisp and the sun shines brilliantly during a lull between storms, professional hiking guide Karen Denison points out the faint tracks of a snowshoe hare atop the deep snow. “Looks like a dog’s tracks there too, the way they’re going crazy all over … Continue reading »

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NM News – San Juan Improvement Project Complete

Left, state Department of Game and Fish, San Juan Fishery Biologist, Marc Wethington, discusses rock arrangments with Heavy Equipment Operator, Reggie Davis of Adobe Contractors of Bloomfield, during the third and final phase of fish habitat improvements on the San Juan River in November 2007. The third and final phase of an ambitious fish habitat … Continue reading »

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Elk Hunt – New Mexico Style

As dawn broke I gazed up at the purple tinged clouds and absently chewed on a piece of dried fruit. At my feet lay a pile of elk pellets and a slew of hoof prints, the tree upon which my rifle rested bore fresh antler marks and I eyed the nearby watering hole expectantly. We … Continue reading »

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New Mexico Outfitter hosts Catch-a-Dream Hunt

A 13-year-old Mississippi boy suffering from cancer enjoyed a hunting and fishing trip of a lifetime here in New Mexico recently thanks to a local outfitter and the Catch-a-Dream Foundation. “It was great,” Riley Carson, an eight grader, said in a telephone interview from his home in Grenada, Miss. “Just like a dream.” Carson bagged … Continue reading »

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Road Trip NM – Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Preserve

Bird watchers flocking south to catch the annual return of the cranes this year can expect to find new bird-watching blinds, hiking trails and other accommodations at the state’s Ladd S. Gordon waterfowl management area in Bernardo. “It’s a neat little place, quiet, out of the way and a great spot for the public to … Continue reading »

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NM News – Gila and Cutthroat Restoration Updates

New Mexico Game Commissioners at a Nov. 1, 2007 meeting in Raton where problems with the state Game and Fish Department’s native trout restoration projects were revealed. The state Department of Game and Fish’s efforts to restore Gila and cutthroat trout to portions of their native territory has been marred by setbacks including the use … Continue reading »

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Road Trip NM – Paliza Canyon, Jemez Mountains

Wren Propp and Karl Moffatt are the first to wed at the newly remodeled Paliza Group Campground in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico with Rev. Milton Propp officiating on Sept. 29, 2007. Towering red rock cliffs, cool ponderosa pines and a brand new, covered pavilion make the newly remodeled Paliza group shelter in the … Continue reading »

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Road Trip NM – Sugarite Canyon

If Sugarite Canyon is the crown jewel of New Mexico’s state parks, then volunteers like Dan Schamber are the ones who put the shine on it. “We wouldn’t be the great park we are without them,” said Bob Dye, park superintendent. “We just wouldn’t be able to offer the services and quality programming we have.” … Continue reading »

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Piedra River – The Ute’s Build a Mean Stream

Tired of crowded campgrounds, rivers overrun with anglers, the same old scenery?Consider a trip into Indian Country, some place like the Southern Ute Reservation just across the Colorado state line. The Southern Utes have four great rivers running through their territory, the San Juan, the Piedra, the Pine and the Animas. The Ute’s six-mile stretch … Continue reading »

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Maps – Where to Get Them and Why

Richard Atkinson, manager of the Public Lands Information Center at 1474 Rodeo Road in Santa Fe, N.M. displays the popular and informative BLM Land Status map in Sept. 2007. Maps. Face it, if you live in New Mexico, sooner or later, you’re going to need one. And Santa Fe boasts two great shops for finding … Continue reading »

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