- Mark Casillas takes aim in the Quinlan Ranch in Chama, New Mexico.
- Mark Casillas is trilingual: he speaks English, Spanish and elk.
- Gia Mondragon shows off his hunting mementos.
- Hunting has been in Mondragon’s family for more than seven generations.
- There are approximately 250 elks in the Quinlan Ranch game park.
- Bull elks make various bugles to communicate with each other.
- The size of an elk’s antlers determine the price of the kill.
New Mexico hunter Mark Casillas is trilingual. He speaks English, Spanish, and Elk. Latino USA producer Michael Simon Johnson tells us more.
For more information, check out conservationist group Trout Unlimited.
Michael Johnson was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He spent most of his childhood making music and groaning when his parents put on NPR in the car. So naturally he graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Sound Design, moved to New York and made his way into public radio. As an engineer, he has worked for Afropop Worldwide, WNYC’s Radio Rookies, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He commits much of his time to working on radio and multimedia projects but can often be found playing the bass, rock climbing, and traveling.