Kami Elsisie is a paramedic by day, and a hunter in just about every other spare minute. New Mexico offers an incredible array of game, both native and exotic. Kami tells us about an epic ibex hunt, plus her story about coming to the sport as an adult. Also… have you ever been out fishing/hunting/[insert outdoor pursuit here] and have someone ask, “So… did your boyfriend take you?”

  • 2:00 – Want to introduce someone to eating wild game? Meatloaf is the winner here.
  • 5:00 – Maggie’s favorite pronghorn green chili recipe, add a teaspoon or so of juniper berries for an extra flavor kick.
  • 8:00 – Adult-onset hunting… another story of getting into it! Kami’s hunting life is punctuated by paramedic shifts in Albuquerque.
  • 10:00 – Teaching the boyfriend to hunt… twice the tag draw opportunities!
  • 11:30 – Depredation hunt for ibex in New Mexico… yes, ibex.
  • 16:00 – Those once-in-a-lifetime tags? Sometimes they happen ALL IN THE SAME YEAR
  • 17:00 – This is probably the best New Mexico ibex story you’re going to hear this year
  • 24:00 – Out-of-state ibex tags
  • 26:00 – New Mexico is something of a hotspot for exotic game – Himalayan tar, oryx, ibex, Barbary sheep
  • 28:00 – Heavier rifle, less kickback
  • 31:00 – Adding a bird dog to the family, and finding out your trusty pitbull has a knack for hunting squirrels
  • 33:00 – Carrying a heavy gun… get that comfy shoulder strap, baby. And hitch it over your pack, too.
  • 38:00 – Falconry… one of those pursuits you can’t resist if the opportunity comes up. It’s a crazy-amazing synergy between humans, dogs, and raptors.
  • 45:00 – Wildlife Wednesdays with the New Mexico Wildlife Federation … anyone can join via Zoom since Covid has pushed the events online. Follow NMWF for more! FB: @nmwildlife; Insta: @nmwildlifefed
  • 49:00 – The women’s hunting/fishing space… let’s dish for a minute.
  • 52:00 – “Did your boyfriend take you fishing?” … OR, “Who guts your animal?” 
  • 1:07:00 – Follow Kami on Insta: @kamkam520