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#5808067 - 02/10/17 12:19 AM NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK
Steve Swarner Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 41
Loc: New Mexico
Trappers,

All the bills including the anti-trapping bill and coyote contest bill are scheduled for next week. I canít tell you how important it is to call or email the committee members and voice your opposition to the bills. Your heritage is under attack. Some main talking points involve what the loss of trapping means to you, including your income, including protecting your livestock. Only you can put your personal experiences into words. Another topic is the inaccuracies that are being communicated pertaining to public safety. It is also important that you read the bills. The bills are very easy to find on www.nmlegis.gov website. Once youíre there click the ďLegislationĒ tab, then search for the bill under the bill finder. These are Senate bills. Read them and be informed.

For SB266 this is a way to give the State Game Commission power over all wildlife; including coyotes. They donít want this. If this bill turns into law, it will provide future opportunity to restrict your rights pertaining to hunting, fishing, AND Trapping.

SB267 is another opportunity for the same. It will make a coyote and many other animals protected that will again provide opportunities to impose limits on animals that donít need protection.

SB268 is obviously going after the perception that these contests are cruel, inhumane, and damaging to the predator vs prey balance. These statements are made without fact. They rely on the ignorance of people that donít know otherwise and choose not to be informed.

SB286Ö What else needs to be said. It will outlaw all forms of trapping of any kind. You wonít even be able to put out a glue trap to catch a mouse if they get their way.

I reviewed the calendar all the bills are scheduled in room 311 and start at 8:30am. I would advise you to be there early and get a seat. Donít let the antiís take away your opportunity to express your opposition.

SB266 State Game Commission Mission & Purpose, Feb 14,
SB267 Protection of fur bearing animals & coyotes Feb 16,
SB268 Prohibit coyote killing contests, Feb 16
SB286 NM Wildlife protection... (anti-trapping) Feb 16.

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#5808197 - 02/10/17 07:15 AM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
Tom Fisher Online   happy
trapper

Registered: 06/11/08
Posts: 295
Loc: el vado, nm
I'll be at the hearings both days-----------will you?

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#5808202 - 02/10/17 07:19 AM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
yodeldog101 Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 4269
Loc: Mt
Wow...that suks..Antis ...wish they would just go away shocked mad
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#5808278 - 02/10/17 08:13 AM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
adam m Online   content
trapper

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 9726
Loc: nm
Can't make it either day. Gonna email them

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#5808637 - 02/10/17 02:03 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Tom Fisher]
Steve Swarner Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 41
Loc: New Mexico
Beaver Slayer!!! I can only make it on the 16th.

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#5808640 - 02/10/17 02:07 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
adam m Online   content
trapper

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 9726
Loc: nm
Just talked to a warden and he said another bill was introduced to protect coyotes and skunks. And another that protects ALL vertebrae animals from cruelty and death and will make it a felony to kill any animals. We both see that one getting tossed out right away.

I'll look for them later to see if I can find either.

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#5808683 - 02/10/17 03:05 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Tom Fisher]
Steve Swarner Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 41
Loc: New Mexico
Tom, Im looking into being there both days, gonna have to find a cheap hotel to make it work.

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#5809203 - 02/10/17 08:52 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
adam m Online   content
trapper

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 9726
Loc: nm
I just looked up those proposals and found something very interesting. There is a proposal to make hunting and fishing a NM constitutional right. For those that are contacting the legislators, senators etc.... please ask them to pass SJR15 and add trapping in the bill.

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/17%20Regular/resolutions/senate/SJR15.pdf

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#5809657 - 02/11/17 09:47 AM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
adam m Online   content
trapper

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 9726
Loc: nm
not only ask to pass SJR15 but to add trapping to the constitutional amendment.

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#5809913 - 02/11/17 01:57 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
Steve Swarner Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 41
Loc: New Mexico
Theres an update on this all bills will be heard on Thursday at 8:30 am

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#5809922 - 02/11/17 02:06 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
Steve Swarner Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 41
Loc: New Mexico
All the bills including the anti-trapping bill and prohibit coyote contest bill are now scheduled for Thursday, Feb 16, at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe; Room 311, 8:30 am. I canít tell you how important it is to call and email the committee members and voice your opposition to the bills.
Senate Bill Summary

SB266 this is a way to give the State Game Commission power over all wildlife; including coyotes. If this bill turns into law, it will provide future opportunity to restrict your rights pertaining to hunting, fishing, AND Trapping.

SB267 is another opportunity for the same. It will make a coyote and many other animals protected that will again provide opportunities to impose limits on animals that donít need protection.

SB268 is obviously going after the perception that these contests are cruel, inhumane, and damaging to the predator vs prey balance. These statements are made without fact. They rely on the ignorance of people that donít know otherwise and choose not to be informed.

SB286 What else needs to be said. It will outlaw all forms of trapping of any kind. You wonít even be able to put out a glue trap to catch a mouse if they get their way.

For those going to Sante Fe I would advise you to be there early (7:30am at the latest) and get a seat. Donít let the antiís take away your opportunity to express your opposition.

Below are the members of the conservation committee. For those that live in the districts of these senators please express that you vote these issues. Although communication to all the committee is important, I highlighted the members that you should focus on. I am personally tasking all of you that read this email to call and email every committee member, AND pass this on to at least two people. We donít have much time.

Senate Conservation Committee

Title
First Name
Last Name

Room Number
Capital Office Phone
Email
Chair
Joseph
Cervantes
Dem
328B
505-986-4861
Joseph@cervanteslawnm.com
Vice Chair
Elizabeth
Stefanics
Dem
416C
505-986-4834
liz.stefanics@nmlegis.gov
Member
William
Payne
Rep
109B
505-986-4703
william.payne@nmlegis.gov
Member
Peter
Wirth
Dem
119
505-986-4727
peter.wirth@nmlegis.gov
Member
Ron
Griggs
Rep
414A
505-986-4369
ron.griggs@nmlegis.gov
Member
Richard
Martinez
Dem
319
505-986-4487
richard.martinez@nmlegis.gov
Member
Cisco
McSorley
Dem
217
505-986-4389
cisco.mcsorley@nmlegis.gov
Member
William P.
Soules
Dem
328A
505-986-4834
bill.soules@nmlegis.gov
Ranking Member
John Patrick
Woods
Rep
415D
505-986-4393
pat.woods@nmlegis.gov

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#5810350 - 02/11/17 07:47 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
Mudslinger39 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/12/16
Posts: 131
Loc: Las cruces New Mexico
Thank you Steve and Adam. This is important folks, we are battling a stacked deck this time. 6 democrats to 3 republicans. Need 5 votes to go our way to kill these bills in committee. Any and all calls and emails are appreciated. We think two of the democrats might be swayed to our side!

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#5810376 - 02/11/17 08:08 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
Yotegiter Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/15/11
Posts: 603
Loc: Formerly NM, now Midway, KY
I am still a member of the NMTA and emailed everyone on the list. It be criminal to let all that fine trapping and hunting get away from us to the anti's.

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#5811907 - 02/12/17 09:19 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
TravC Offline
"MCnasty"

Registered: 03/14/07
Posts: 2122
Loc: van horn tx
Emails sent and have been spreading the word
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There i said it....

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#5811950 - 02/12/17 09:56 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
USMC47 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 5293
Loc: California
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www.derricks-nm.com

www.montanatrappingsupplies.com

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#5811953 - 02/12/17 09:56 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
USMC47 Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 5293
Loc: California
Let'er rip, potato chip!
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The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.

www.derricks-nm.com

www.montanatrappingsupplies.com

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#5812638 - 02/13/17 05:28 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
adam m Online   content
trapper

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 9726
Loc: nm
You're welcome mudslinger.
The anti trapping bill is getting more press coverage than the others.

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#5815223 - 02/15/17 03:34 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
Tom Fisher Online   happy
trapper

Registered: 06/11/08
Posts: 295
Loc: el vado, nm
Off to Sante Fe in the morning to the Round House! Will put something up here when I get back hoping it's good news thanks to all that help!-------It's a good time to be a trapper!

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#5815312 - 02/15/17 04:43 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
adam m Online   content
trapper

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 9726
Loc: nm
Thanks Tom. Be safe on your journey.

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#5815463 - 02/15/17 06:30 PM Re: NEW MEXICO TRAPPING UNDER ATTACK [Re: Steve Swarner]
Steve Swarner Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 41
Loc: New Mexico
Just got into Santa Fe! See tomorrow Tom!

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