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In the News: New Mexico to Update Trapping Ban in Gray Wolf Area

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state Game Commission meets in Albuquerque this week and will get an update on a temporary ban on trapping in parts of southwestern New Mexico where Mexican gray wolves have been reintroduced.

The commission meets Thursday at the University of New Mexico’s Continuing Education Conference Center.

The trapping ban on public lands was ordered last year by then Gov. Bill Richardson while researchers study what risk traps and snares pose to wolves.
The commission’s membership has changed because of recent appointments by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

Read the full article here.

You can find contact information for the New Mexico Game Commissioners here.

More about Trapping Reform in New Mexico-Sierra Club

New Mexico Game and Fish Mexican Wolf Recovery Area Trapping Ban Information

Big Game and Trapper Rules and Regulations
— Pages 56-57 pertain to “Furbearers” classification which includes Mexican Gray Wolves.
Actual text of Executive Order 2010-029 – Temporary Ban of Trapping in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area

MexicanWolves.org Original Post on the trap ban— October 28, 2010

 Photo credit: Three-legged Lobo, courtesy of the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team


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