By Dylan Ray - August 24, 2023
We are proud to partner with our partners in conservation, HOWL for Wildlife to stand in support of cougar and bear hunting in New Mexico as a tool for predator management. Take a stand with us, and fight for your rights as a bowhunter, by taking action TODAY!
Biologists with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish have undertaken population studies and other research to support their recommendations in the proposed Bear and Cougar Rule. It generally calls for a continuation of the hunting and management program as it has existed in recent years.
For nearly a century, hunters, anglers, trappers and recreational shooters have continued to stabilize conservation funding across the United States. Over 90 percent of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish budget comes directly from sportsmen - New Mexico's hunters, anglers, trappers, and recreational shooters. Together, they contribute over $45 million per year toward conservation projects that benefit game and nongame species alike. Responsible and scientific predator management programs are honored traditions, and critical to the game department's funding mechanisms.
From that perspective, it's alarming that we see a concerted effort by organizations to deluge the game commission with comments opposing the pending Bear and Cougar Rule. Predictably, anti-hunting groups have seized the opportunity to create controversy over predator management as a whole. They generally don't point to any scientific basis for their opposition, they simply don't like hunting. It's time to call on the commissioners to reject this perspective in favor of continuing to follow the recommendations of game department biologists.
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The challenges facing bowhunting’s future are ever evolving. Anti-hunters and activists continue to work to destroy our heritage and redefine our way of life. Many of the privileges hunters enjoy are being trampled, but we will not let our heritage be destroyed. We will not forget our history. We will not permit these challenges to diminish the vital role bowhunting plays in our culture. For over 60 years, Pope and Young has procured and preserved the records of bowhunting and bowhunter’s greatest accomplishments. Under our watch these records will not be erased. Collectively, Pope and Young members will not allow our hunting privileges to be reduced or forgotten. Bowhunting’s long, proud heritage will not be destroyed.
Today we continue our 60-year long mission with a new brand and a renewed commitment.
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