When one thinks of game animals in New Mexico, Rocky Mountain elk and mule deer are often the first species that come to mind, but the state is also home to impressive herds of Namibian oryx and Persian ibex. There are no fewer than four different quail and three different turkey subspecies. New Mexico is a land of plenty in terms of both types of animals and public lands on which to encounter them. This presentation is geared towards helping hunters, photographers, and wildlife enthusiasts find and properly identify these animals.

Matthew J. Barbour holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from UNM and works for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs since 2002. Currently, Barbour is the Regional Manager of Coronado and Jemez Historic Sites. Throughout his nineteen-year career, he has published over 200 nonfiction articles and monographs.