Stream Restoration Project & Turkey Hunt
Apr 21 - Apr 23
Starting at 6pm
Lincoln National Forest - Sam Tobias Memorial Group Campground
Angus , NM









11 Attending

Stream Restoration Project & Turkey Hunt

NMBHA Makes Stream Access Stewardship a Priority

This spring through a partnership with the Lincoln National Forest we are executing stream access stewardship work including a Friday pint night, riparian habitat improvements, and a stream cleanup. This project will focus on educating public land and water users on thoughtful fishing recreation and how to be good stewards of our riparian and aquatic ecosystems and fisheries.

Join us as we improve riparian stream channels by installing beaver dam analogs (BDAs), post assisted log structures (PALS), and one-rock dams (ORDs) on Big Bear and Anan Creeks. This work is low-tech and USFS staff will provide a briefing on how to execute the work and will oversee work teams.

All are welcome to join us regardless of whether you hunt, fish or are a BHA member! Kids and well-mannered dogs may attend.

RSVPs are required so we can plan for additional food/beverages, campsites and are able to contact you in case of inclement weather or other factors that may require last minute changes or cancellation. 

Volunteer Gas Stipends

We have five $25 gas stipends available for those who may find the cost of travel prohibitive to attending. Email NM BHA Treasurer Lance Miller after you RSVP at [email protected] to request a stipend (while supplies last). 

Weekend Schedule

* If you plan to join for only Saturday or only Sunday, please notify our event lead Abran Briseño 

Friday, April 21:

  • 4 pm: Camp Open
  • 5:30 pm: Pint Night in Ruidoso 

Saturday, April 22:

  • 6:30 am – 11:30 am: Morning Turkey hunt!
  • 12 pm - 6 pm: Travel to Big Bear Creek and Anan worksites to work with USFS staff, bring food for lunch break, travel back to camp

*Most volunteers will work at Big Bear Creek this day with one group handling Anan Creek

  • 7 pm: Wild game potluck, games & campfire hangout

Sunday, April 23:

  • 6:30 am – 11:30 am: Morning Turkey hunt!
  • 12 pm - 2 pm: Travel to Cedar Creek for cleanup, travel back to camp
  • 2 pm: Break camp (ensuring site is better than we found it) & travel home

Cedar Creek/Sam Tobias Memorial Group Campground - Unit 2. Cedar Creek is very close to Ruidoso and has potable water, restrooms, a large picnic shelter, unsheltered picnic tables, campfire rings, drinking water, and grills.

  • Directions: From Ruidoso on Mechem Drive, take Cedar Creek Road northwest .9 miles. The turn off road for this unit is located on the north side of Cedar Creek Road at 33.360303, -105.684713. When turning into the campground area from Cedar Creek Road, there is a locked gate that will be dummy locked as the campground and parking lot is currently closed to the public. Please leave the gate dummy locked behind you. Once you turn in, follow the signs for unit/campground 2, which is located at 33.362086, -105.684944. The combo for the lock is 1111. (map below) 
  • Cedar Creek/Sam Tobias Memorial Group Campground on GoogleMaps


Gearing Up

Volunteers should plan to bring their own food and beverages for the weekend and a wild game dish or other potluck item if you’ll be at camp Saturday night. You’ll want a pair of sturdy work gloves that you are ok with getting wet, work boots, a small pack to carry lunch and extra clothes in case you get wet during a day with cool temps. We won’t be working in high flowing streams, but the USFS will have some waders to borrow or you can bring your own. We can use extra tools if you have them including loppers, spade shovels and foldable hand saws. 

About the New Mexico Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers 

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is a non-partisan 501(c)3 seeking to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands, waters, and wildlife. Our New Mexico Chapter is run by a volunteer board of passionate public land owners that want to ensure future generations have access to the same incredible habitat and outdoor pasttimes that have enriched our lives.

Our freedom to hunt and fish depends on habitat. While many of us enjoy hunting and fishing on a range of landscapes, including farm fields and reservoirs, there is something special – even magical – about hunting deep in the backcountry or fishing on a remote river.

April 21, 2023 at 6:00pm - April 23, 2023
Lincoln National Forest - Sam Tobias Memorial Group Campground
Angus , NM 88341
United States
Google map and directions
Abran Briseño ·
Greg Hughes Clara Brayton Daniel Zamora Peter Prince Katie DeLorenzo Bradley Allen Joel Gothard Abran Briseno

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