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New Mexico Bill Attacks Hunting, Field Trials, and Wildlife Management


New Mexico Bill Attacks Hunting, Field Trials, and Wildlife Management

House Bill 316, sponsored by Representative Nathan Cote (D-Las Cruces), attacks hunting, field trials, and wildlife management.

The bill would ban “animal-killing contests” which would be defined as any organized or sponsored hunting contest where more than one animal can be killed or where a hunting license is not required.

It would ban field trials where animals are hunted and killed. House Bill 316 would also ban the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish from sponsoring contests that urge hunters to hunt certain species where a prize or incentive is offered.

These types of contests or incentives often encourage sportsmen to hunt animals that are overpopulated and need additional management through hunting. This could include incentives for killing coyotes or other incentives where the Department offers entry into a special tag lottery.



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  1. foxxybey

    February 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Another cool-aid drinker who loves the slave plantation where only the masters of the imprisoned have a say and before anyone thinks that is racist, I mean the plantation of all of every race to government control who dicides who lives and dies, who eats and who doesn’t.

  2. $13614178

    February 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Where progressives rule lunacy abounds , I can actually visualize when New Mexico will look like Chicago or Detroit .

  3. Doc

    February 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    You idiots keep electing them, Suffer.

  4. William Mdcannold Jr.

    February 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    From a retired wildlife professional: States try their darndest to manage wildlife populations with the best ideals and science to achieve ongoing conservation. I have an idea. Vett representative Cote thoroughly to find those of his tastes or involvements offensive to others. Write legislation against the best found and introduce it (them). He, of all people, will get the message!

    • ves

      February 5, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      You imply this jerk has a useable IQ or common sense!
      He’s a Democrate!!

      • TexasOlTimer

        February 6, 2013 at 9:11 am

        Let ’em vote it in. When the coyotes, deer, feral hogs and many other species that will over run the farms and ranches, ruin the crops and kill the cattle and goats, then maybe the outrage will run the Dems out of office. It’s not easy in NM to make a living off the land and a bill like this will only make it harder.

  5. jong

    February 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I would suggest leaving him in the wilds and deal with feral pigs. Since he is a demoncrat arm him with a copy of obamacare

    • Goshawk

      February 6, 2013 at 5:30 am

      Or a paint gun like they make our boarder patrol use.

  6. Gary

    February 5, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    where these people come up with this stuff makes me wonder If they are really working for the people. I think its just to let people know they are working at doing something. There people should recall them and get somebody In there that knows right from wrong

  7. $12994363

    February 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    The moron wouldn’t know the difference between a field trial and being on trial.

  8. Jerry

    February 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    That is the case of too much time and too little intelligence

  9. Daniel F. Melton

    February 6, 2013 at 10:11 am

    How about an open season on politicians? Since there is a limited supply, the hunters could bid on the licenses and possession tags. Hell, we could probably retire the national debt within two years and clean the idiots out of politics at the same time.

    • Mz. Eulalia Titswiggle

      February 6, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      A guy back in the early nineties named Jim Bell got into seriously deep doo-doo with the Federales by writing a long paper called, “Assassination Politics’. It set up a system something like what you suggest. He went to jail, and the feds harrassed him for years. It is still possible to get and read his papers, though, so far as I know. I’ve had them for way more than twenty years.

      Here is a Google search page,

      … and a Wiki page,

      … and a link to the paper.

      • Daniel F. Melton

        February 6, 2013 at 6:59 pm

        Hell, Will Rogers was advocating an open season on senators back in the 20s.

        If you can find it, there’s a book titled “Unintended Consequences” by John Ross that’s worth reading.

  10. James Maxwell

    February 6, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Sounds like they have another crazie liberal in the government office. Wonder how he slithered in
    if his opinion was known to hunters and those who enjoy hunting or fishing. How bout putting him
    out of his ivory towere political job and send him after the feral hogs which invest the land? Wonder
    how long before he woulc be screaming because he was not able to buy a big assult weapon?

  11. wildeagleone

    February 6, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I don;t live in your state but it is ididots like him that the people should take up a collection and find every crooked activity he has ever been involved in and get his a44 out of the government post haste

  12. Aaron J McDowell

    February 8, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    More rediculous legislation by idiots in power…

  13. Linda Dommel

    February 8, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    AGENDA 21!! Human are squeeze into small areas (inner cites) & not allow on the animals open praire! Among the stated objective is the re-wildering of America undeer the Wildland Project. Project would REMOVE HUMANS from over half of the land. Regardless of where your family farm once was! There would also be highly controlled & monitored buffer zones (Fencing & Montioring for this BUT NOT OUR BORDER) Animals on on the top & HUMANS on the bottom! THIS IS THE START of attacks on OWNERSHIP of PRIVATE LAND! You country people better GET YOUR ASS off the coach & VOTE!

  14. nancy miller

    February 9, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Cruces should be put down in the middle of nowhere in New Mexico with no weapon. Preferably an area loaded with wild pigs and rattlesnakes.

  15. DaveNTejas

    February 10, 2013 at 11:29 am

    This is a person who is obviously totally ignorant about wildlife in his state. The people in charge of wildlife management, continually watch wildlife population and health, they are in the know about what needs to be done. Let them do their jobs. If this passes, I am not totally against boycotting New Mexico, I have not lost anything there, but they should be worried, because things look pretty poor around their state to me.

  16. auhunter

    February 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Sure eliminate Hunting, Field Trials, even the Game Dept. Just don’t go crying back when deer and rabbits start eating up your lawn or favorite flower bed.

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