Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

Through a cooperative agreement between the Department of Interior and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, established in 1957 (amended in 1981), Southwestern Native Aquatic Resources and Recovery Center continues to provide public easement to approximately 461 acres of the Dexter Game Hunting Management Area for the purpose of waterfowl and migratory game bird hunting. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish manages for all species of waterfowl and migratory game birds. The provision of access to facility property provides quality hunting opportunities for the public. In late fall and winter, the water discharge areas and temporary wetland home to waterfowl and transitional upland game birds. Southwestern ARRC is dedicated to the holding, production and studying of federal listed threatened and endangered aquatic species. Waterfowl and dove hunting has been the primary target for local hunters. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish hunting regulations apply, and hunting is allowed during regular seasons, which are determined by the State Game Commission. Hunting is offered in the temporary wetland east and south of the fish production facilities. The area can be accessed by foot through established walk in areas on the east side of the center proper. Signage posted requires hunters to sign in at the main administrative building.