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Yearly Archives: 2013

Outdoors Promoter Bob Gerding Dies, Hunting and Fishing Show Cancelled

Bob Gerding

Bob Gerding, operator of the annual hunting and fishing show has died after a fight with cancer and the show has been cancelled this year. He was a bear of a man and a true outdoorsman who loved New Mexico and all that it offered. He will be sorely missed. Read more about him from Outdoors New Mexico’s profile of the man back in 2008. Continue reading »

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Fire Ravaged Pecos River Reopens

An angler on the Pecos River at the Pecos National Historical Monument.

Anglers returning to the recently reopened Pecos River will find far fewer places to camp and fish as well as less trout to catch in the wake of two devastating forest fires earlier this summer. Continue reading »

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Charette Lakes NM: Hilltop Hide-Away a Great Get-Away!

A Pronghorn buck.

High on a windblown mesa overlooking the plains of New Mexico lies an unexpected oasis where visitors can camp and fish from the banks of a deep lake still thriving despite the long running drought. Continue reading »

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Take a Ride on the Rails into Historic Las Vegas NM this summer.

Las Vegas NM RR Station

The railroad helped put Las Vegas on the map and visitors today can still experience the thrill of riding the rails into town and spending a weekend exploring this historic oasis on the edge of the plains. Continue reading »

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Some tips for spring fishing on New Mexico’s waters

The late Sarge Wethington, father of longtime New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Fisheries Biologist on the San Juan river at Navajo Dam, Marc Wethington, shows how it was done on the San Juan back in the day. Photo courtesy of the Wethington family.

It’s the first day of spring in New Mexico and recent warm temperatures should bring the fish out so it’s a good time to unpack your gear and get out there. Here are a few tips and tricks for fishing this time of year. Continue reading »

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Sleigh Rides at New Mexico’s Valles Caldera National Preserve Make for Great Winter Fun!

A horse drawn sleigh in the snow at Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico.

The musky scent of horses and the creak of a wood sleigh as it slips across a sea of brilliant snow at the Valles Caldera National Preserve can make for an enchanting winter excursion. Continue reading »

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