New Mexico State Game Commission to meet January 17 in Las Cruces.
Ban Leghold Traps
The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the Trapping and Furbearer rule. Proposed changes will include: mandatory trapper education, area closures, increased setback distances, and making the Trapping and Furbearer rule a four-year rule.
The proposals are available on the Department’s website. Comments on the proposed changes can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Furbearer Rule Development, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or in person at one of the meetings listed above.
The Game Commission is scheduled to approve its furbearer trapping rule at its next meeting, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces NM.
Sign the petition to New Mexico Governor Michele Lujan Grisham. (Link is now to Avaaz petition, which accepts worldwide signatures. Both this and the previous MoveOn petition will be presented to Governor Lujan Grisham.)