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National Geographic Endangered Species by State – Mexican Wolf



Canis lupus baileyi


This small wolf is a subspecies of gray wolf, native to New Mexico, Arizona, and northwest Mexico. Once numbering in the thousands, Mexican wolves were nearly extinct by the 1970s. The U.S. and Mexican governments then collaborated to capture a handful of remaining wild wolves and start a captive breeding and release program to prevent extinction. The program worked: About 100 wolves now live in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona, though poaching remains a threat to the fragile population.


I am hoping that those of you who enjoy your wolf and coyote hunts are able to distinguish the Mexican Wolf from the others and can avoid shooting them.  As conscientious hunters and stewards of the land, we need to let this species thrive.

Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show Discount

This is my favorite gun show held in the area.  Kim and Monty that run this show are wonderful people and they take care of their vendors and attendees.  If you are active military, bring your ID and get $3 off admission.  If you are an NRA member, show your member card and save a $1, or print the flyer below and use it to save a $1.

Albuquerque’s Dangerous Overreach!

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The Albuquerque City Council is reacting to recent events by issuing a blanket endorsement and support for gun control. With no real ability to change gun policy, the City of Albuquerque is taking it upon themselves to use precious time to issue a “non-binding” resolution.
To stop them from adding momentum to the anti-gunners’ efforts to limit our rights, we need to stop this legislation. Here are the actions you can take to help stop this dangerous overreach:

Step One: Call the Albuquerque City Councilors and tell them to vote NO on R-179!

District One:       Ken Sanchez       (505) 768-3183
District Two:       Isaac Benton       (505) 768-3186
District Three:    Klarissa Pena      (505) 768-3127
District Four:      Brad Winter        (505) 768-3101
District Five:       Cynthia Borrego (505) 768-3189
District Six:         Pat Davis             (505) 768-3152
District Seven:    Diane Gibson      (505) 768-3136
District Eight:     Trudy Jones         (505) 768-3106
District Nine:      Don Harris          (505) 768-3123

Step Two: Attend the Albuquerque City Council meeting when R-179 will be heard.

Monday, August 19th at 5:00 PM
Vincent E. Griego Chambers – Basement
Albuquerque/Bernalillo Government Building
1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

We are going to continue seeing these knee-jerk reactions, but we cannot let them win. Stand with NMSSA and for our Second Amendment rights by taking action today!

Zac Fort
President, NMSSA

Come Celebrate Shooting Sports Month with NMSSA!

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Did you know that August is National Shooting Sports month?
To celebrate, New Mexico Shooting Sports Association is hosting a shoot on August 31st and you’re invited! At Founder’s Ranch, all NMSSA members and supporters are invited to join us as we celebrate the shooting sports and practice our Second Amendment rights!
This is the perfect time to celebrate freedom with friends and like-minded New Mexicans! To RSVP, email me back here at and we will reserve your spot. Act today because space is limited. 

Send this along to your friends and fellow 2A supporters!

See you soon!
Zac Fort
President, NMSSA

You know how one web page can lead to another,

and the next thing you know, you are reading about the Red Flag law.  When asked about the Red Flag Law on Quora, this response was given:

Kai Herrmann
Kai Herrmann, Gun and freedom enthusiast.

Game Commission to meet August 22 in Santa Fe

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027


Game Commission to meet August 22 in Santa Fe

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Game Commission will meet Thursday, August 22, in Santa Fe to present the Department’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget and to continue discussions on the Bear and Cougar Rule.

The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New Mexico State Capitol, Room 317, located at 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, in Santa Fe.

Other agenda items include:

  • Initial Discussion of the Fair Chase Rule
  • Initial Discussion of the Trapping Rule
  • Presentation of the E-Tagging Mobile Application

The full agenda and other information are available on the Department of Game and Fish website.

The New Mexico State Game Commission meeting will be available to view via a live webcast on the Department’s website. The webcast can be accessed by clicking here. Webcast participants can listen to the meeting using a desktop computer or mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Comments will only be allowed at the Commission Chair’s discretion and commenting is only available in person. A recording will be available after the meeting at the above link.

The State Game Commission is composed of seven members who represent the state’s diverse interests in wildlife-associated recreation and conservation. Members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate. Current members are chairwoman Joanna Prukop, vice chairwoman Roberta Salazar-Henry, Jimmy Bates, Gail Cramer, Tirzio Lopez, David Soules and Jeremy Vesbach.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact Tristanna Bickford, (505) 476-8027. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible forms.


URGENT: Threat of a Special Session

NMSSA Legislative Update

Have you seen the latest news from Santa Fe? Click here for the ABQ Journal story!

Speaker Brian Egolf and Governor Lujan Grisham are threatening a special legislative session to address “terrorism” and likely extreme gun control legislation. We need to stay vigilante, but first, sign the petition and tell the Speaker and Governor NO, we do not support your special session!

Sign the petition and Stand for the Second Amendment! 

Zac Fort
President, NMSSA


Join us for an NRA-ILA Grassroots Meeting at Founders Ranch

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Your NRA-ILA would like to invite you to our Grassroots Meeting scheduled for Sunday, August 11, at 6PM. Come meet your NRA-ILA New Mexico team to find out how you can get more involved in our on the ground efforts in New Mexico, what happened in regards to legislation this past session, and what you can do to help fight back. Space is limited, so be sure to click on the RSVP button below to let us know if you can come!

Sunday, August 11 at 6PM

Founders Ranch
74 Barton Rd.
Edgewood, NM 87015

If you would like to know more information about this and other events, or would like to find out more information about volunteer opportunities for NRA-ILA in New Mexico, contact me at or call (703) 943-6566.

Yours in freedom,

Amanda Sanders

NRA-ILA Grassroots Field Coordinator (CO, NM, NV, AZ)
(703) 943-6566

NRA-ILA Grassroots · 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030, United States

Do not buy Levi jeans, not only are they made in China, but the CEO hates guns!

Think Tank Poll Finds that Levi-Strauss’ Anti-Gun Corporate Activism Likely Hurts Bottom Line

Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh bravely took a stance against the “gun violence epidemic.” It may have cost his company big time. (Photo: Levi Strauss)

Levi-Strauss CEO Chip Bergh bravely took a stand against the Second Amendment last year when he announced his company’s partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety as well as its monetary support for anti-gun student activists. This year, he’s doubling down on that stance even after being presented with evidence that his activism could hurt his company’s bottom line.

The conservative think tank National Center for Public Policy Research funded a poll asking Americans their view on the jeans company before and after learning about Bergh’s support for curbing Second Amendment rights. The poll found that support for Levi-Strauss dropped over 20 percent after respondents learned that the company supports bans on certain weapons, surveillance of gun purchases by credit card companies, and restricting Second Amendment rights based on age.

“Levi’s is putting itself at risk of becoming a niche brand of the political left, like Smart cars and Boca Burgers,” saidNational Center Vice President David W. Almasi. “When consumers discover that Levi’s supports efforts aimed at restricting their Second Amendment right to own and use guns safely and legally, our polling suggests they are less likely to buy Levi’s products. The company only made this risk greater today by putting politics ahead of pants.”

SEE ALSO: CEOs of Dick’s, TOMS, Levi’s and RXR Realty Push Gun Control in Open Letter

Almasi presented the poll’s findings at the most recent Levi-Strauss shareholder meeting, asking Bergh, “Is it wise to alienate core constituencies – like Midwesterners and Gen-Xers and even Millennials – by adopting political causes? Why can’t you simply remain neutral and just make clothing?”

Bergh responded by digging in his heels.

“With all due respect, that’s not the kind of company we are,” he told Almasi. “We’re a company that’s proud to take stands on the important social issues of our time. With all due respect to all your research and surveys, what I can tell you is that after we’ve taken these stands, our business has grown.”

Bergh might be banking on young student activists to keep his company afloat, but it isn’t just Baby Boomers who take issue with Levi-Strauss’s anti-gun stance. According to the survey, company favorability among both Millennials and Gen-Xers fell by 20 points once they learned about Bergh’s activism.

  • An overall 89% total favorability rating for Levi’s, Dockers and Denizen clothing fell to 63% after those surveyed learned of Levi’s involvement in anti-Second Amendment activism.
  • The downturn in Levi’s popularity crossed all income and education levels, resulting in more than a 20-point drop among Millennials and Gen-Xers and more than a 30-point drop among Baby Boomers.
  • Upon learning of Levi’s opposition to gun rights and its participation in and funding of anti-gun activism, 63% of overall respondents said they were less likely to purchase Levi’s products. This included 71% of Millennials and 75% of those living in the Midwest.

Levi-Strauss’s corporate activism is unfortunately not unique. Especially since the Parkland massacre, several massive companies have come out against the laws that currently regulate gun ownership and use, including WalmartBank of AmericaShopify, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

*****************There is a partial list of companies to stop doing business with.  Add Citibank to that list as well.

Bear and cougar rule changes topic of public meetings

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Public contact, Information Center: (888) 248-6866
Media contact, Tristanna Bickford: (505) 476-8027

Bear and cougar rule changes topic of public meetings

SANTA FE –The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the bear and cougar rule.

To gather public comments, four public meetings will be conducted:

  • Raton: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. August 7 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 215 York Canyon Road
  • Albuquerque: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. August 13 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 7816 Alamo Road, NW
  • Las Cruces: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. August 15 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive
  • Roswell: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. August 16 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 1615 West College Boulevard

The proposals will be available on the Department’s website in late July, prior to the public meetings. Comments on the proposed changes can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Bear and Cougar Rule Development, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; by email to  or in person at one of the meetings listed above.