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Draining of Lake Roberts

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This should be a good thing..


New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004
Public contact: (505) 476-8000
Lake Roberts dam improvement project to begin soon
SILVER CITY – A project to improve the dam and spillway at Lake Roberts, a popular fishing and camping destination in southwestern New Mexico, is scheduled to begin this week as the Department of Game and Fish starts to lower the water level about 10 feet.

The lake and the Gila National Forest campgrounds and picnic area will remain open during the construction, estimated to take about one year. Fishing opportunities and access to the shoreline may be limited, and the boat ramp will be closed as the water level drops over the next month. The portion of the lake around the dam and spillway will be closed for the duration of the project.

The Department of Game and Fish will monitor fish health during the project to determine whether to relax fishing bag limits to avoid fish going to waste. Once the project is finished, the lake will be refilled and restocked with fish.

The $6.5 million project is designed to make the dam and spillway better able to withstand extreme flooding events. The plan is to replace the existing spillway, construct a secondary 70-feet-wide spillway, and raise the dam eight feet. Sportsmen are paying for the project through license fees and federal excise taxes on fishing equipment and boat fuel.

Mike Gustin, assistant chief of lands for the Department of Game and Fish, said the state engineer has indicated that the dam could be vulnerable if a major flood were to come down Sapillo Creek. Since the dam was completed in 1963, a small town has taken roots along the tailwaters. The improvements will help the dam withstand a major flood.

The dam at Lake Roberts is one of 11 dams owned and maintained by the State Game Commission and the Department of Game and Fish. The others are Eagle Nest, Bear Canyon, Jackson, McGaffey, Laguna del Campo, Fenton, Hopewell, Snow, Quemado and Clayton lakes. All are scheduled for different degrees of upgrades over the next four years.

For more information about the Gila National Forest recreation sites at Lake Roberts, please contact Wilderness District Ranger Ray Torres at (575) 536-2250.

2 Blade Broadhead Review

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How about a quick 2 Blade Broadhead Review??

Fire Potential for the New Year

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This is kind of boring but you might find it interesting..

Fire Potential


Hunt Act!!! This is important

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Hello Everybody…

You know I don’t get too political but this HUNT Act is important… Please call your Representative and be heard…

16B Scouting Pictures!

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Hey Everybody… How about some 16B Elk and Bear Scouting Pictures?  These are all public land..  There are a few more bear pictures that you can see on my Facebook Page if you are interested…

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Left Over List is up…

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Looks like a bunch of tags are left…

Backdoor Results!!!!

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About the backdoor draw results… I just talk to the Dept and they wouldn’t deny that there might be some correlation to the refunds or no-refunds in drawing they said that NOTHING has been audited or even verified and what you are seeing is only a representation of the what MIGHT be happening… SOOOO, take EVERYTHING with a grain of salt until you see the posted results or get an email

They are also pulling or just pulled down the system…


Attack on Trapping!!!

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Okay.. We need to track this… I don’t want to start any fist fights or even fist pumps but this is somethinig you might want to attend if you are a sportsman.  You guys know that I don’t trap but I believe it is an essential management tool…  This group basically wants to shut trapping down in NM. 



This Spring, Trap Free NM is taking its message on the road with a series of free presentations and public meetings in towns across New Mexico:

Grants: Monday, April 16, 6:30-8:00pm 
New Mexico State University, Library Room 
1500 N. Third Street, Grants, NM

Farmington: Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8:00pm 
San Juan College, Information Technology Building, Room 7103
4601 College Blvd, Farmington, NM

Española: Wednesday, April 18, 6:30-8:00pm 
Northern New Mexico College, Administration Bldg Rooms 101-102 
921 Paseo De Onate, Española, NM

Portales: Sunday, April 22, Earth Day Event 
Eastern New Mexico University – Campus Union Bldg. 
1500 S. Avenue K, Portales, NM

Roswell: Monday, April 23, 6:30-8:00pm 
Roswell Public Library 
301 N. Pennsylvania, Roswell, NM

Silver City: Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8:00pm 
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 
3842 N. Swan Street, Silver City, NM

Los Lunas: Wednesday, April 25, 6:30-8:00pm 
UNM Valencia Campus – Student Community Center 
280 La Entrada Road, Los Lunas, NM

My New Intro for my Videos

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Well,  thanks to the birthday present from my in-laws, I got a new video editing package… SOOOO I am going to try some new stuff..

Here is the first draft of my New Introduction..


Silver City Deer Info: Meeting 2/28/2012

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Sorry I have been such a slacker on this deal…

It looks like we are getting one step closer in helping manage the deer population in Silver City…  I have posted the proposal before but if you want to see it again follow this LINK.

Also one of the cool things that  might be happening is,if you hunt in CERTAIN UNITS during the archery seasons and you are not successful you will be able to turn those bucks tags into doe tags IF you hunt in a certain area.


Town of Silver City Council Meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Grant County Administration Center, 1400 Hwy 180 E. On the agenda: Deer management for the Silver City area by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish;