Stay off New Mexico trust land during coyote killing contest

Nov 15, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Las Cruces Sun-News

New Mexico State Land Commissioner Ray Powell announced today that the participants in the commercial coyote killing contest, being run by Gunhawk Firearms in Los Lunas, N.M., are not authorized to access New Mexico trust land.

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CMC

Santa Fe, NM

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Nov 16, 2012
 
Powell's full letter should have been posted. Here's an excerpt.

“The participants in this commercial and unregulated exploitation of wildlife do not have a permit or lease to be on State Trust Lands,” said State Land Commissioner Ray Powell.“Individuals killing coyotes on State Trust Land will be considered in trespass.”

He said such contests are not about hunting or good land management practices.“These contests are about personal profit, animal cruelty, and the severe disruption of the delicate balance of this desert ecosystem,” said Powell.“These lands support our public schools, universities, and hospitals, New Mexico’s important agricultural industry, our unique wildlife populations, and the cherished natural world we call home – New Mexico. It is time to outlaw this highly destructive activity.”

The State Land Office administers 13 million acres of trust land throughout the state.
LLL

Mesa, AZ

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Nov 16, 2012
 
Ridiculous. An ecosystem requires many things to be healthy. That includes browsers and healthy wetlands, both of which no one gives a dam about. Last time you took note of browsers in this area? Noticed the Rio Grande empty all summer? Far more dangerous consequences to the ecosystem than thinning out predators.
gary

Tularosa, NM

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Nov 18, 2012
 
all the hunters need is pemisson from the ranchers tht have the leases , and they should have this anyway if they are true sportsmen

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