Bill seeks to outlaw ‘coyote-hunting contests’ in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A previously introduced proposal seeks to ban coyote-hunting competitions in New Mexico.

The bill sponsored by Sen. Jeff Steinborn would outlaw coyote-killing contests after a number of recent competitions draw anger from animal rights advocates.

The measure would make the contests illegal in the state but not prevent landowners for hunting the predators on their property.

In recent years, a southeastern New Mexico gun shop drew criticism for hosting a coyote hunting competition. It was one of many gun shops that have hosted similar events where winners receive prizes like firearms.

The bill would not outlaw hunting contest of other unprotected species.

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3 thoughts on “Bill seeks to outlaw ‘coyote-hunting contests’ in New Mexico

    • I believe it is Senate Bill 268. You could call Senator Steinborn’s office and tell him you support the bill.
      I’ll assume you know that these “contests” are happening in most states? They certainly are vile. There are a bunch Facebook pro-coyote pages. Let me know if you need more info.

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