Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
NM shooting range to hold coyote killing contest, winning team gets AR-15 assault rifles
Coyote hunters in New Mexico will have the chance to compete for a couple of high-caliber grand prizes just in time for the holidays — a pair of Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifles. A shooting range and gun store in Albuquerque is hosting a two-day contest to see who can kill the most coyotes, despite protests from environmentalists. KOB-TV reports that Calibers Shooting Sports Center is holding the challenge for two-member teams beginning Dec. 1. Susan Weiss, an advocate for the “Coexist with Coyotes” group, calls the competition “immoral and disgusting.” Caliber’s owner, Ryan Burt, says he came up with the idea after he was approached by several ranchers from around the state who have been dealing with coyotes harming livestock. Coyotes have no protection under New Mexico law. AP