Name: Matthew Ordonez
Duty Station: Conservation Officer, Raton District
Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units: GMU: 55A, 55B, 56, 57, 58
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry/ Wildlife and a Minor in Law Enforcement, Western New Mexico University
Length of Service: 2.5 years
Specialty or Interest: Assisting with wildlife surveys and responding to wildlife complaints
Current Projects/Assignments: Investigating wildlife violations/ OGT’s cases and educating public about living with bears
Best Thing About the Job: Interacting with the public on a daily basis, knowing how the fishing and hunting are. Not one day is the same.
Other info you would like to post (hobbies, interests, etc.): Hobbies: Hunting and fishing with my family. Grilling great tasting ribs!

Most Common Question People Have: Can I fish ALL of Lake Maloya with a NM fishing license?

Answer: No. The northern part of Lake Maloya is in Colorado and you will need a Colorado fishing license.

Help protect your wildlife!
If you see a violation please report it to the OGT Hotline at 1-800-432-4263.
Contact Information: Phone: (505) 218-1348 | E-mail: