Take Action Today! New Mexico sportsmen should attend the trapping hearing on Feb. 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the New Mexico State Capitol, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501; room 331. Regardless of whether you can attend the hearing, please contact your state senator and ask them to vote NO on Senate Bill 286. Use the Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Legislative Action Center to find contact information for your state senator.
After deferring action on a proposal to ban trapping on public land in New Mexico last week, the Senate Conservation Committee has rescheduled a hearing on Senate Bill 286 for Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 8:30 a.m. in room 331. SB 286, sponsored by State Senator Pete Campos, would ban all traps on public lands, including foot hold, body gripping, snare, cage and even glue.
SB 286 is bad for wildlife, livestock and public health. It would prevent controls of predators and furbearers that carry diseases. Because nearly half of New Mexico is public land, this bill would have a tremendous impact on the state’s ability to manage wildlife.
About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: Online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.