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President Trump Signs Great American Outdoors Act

President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law, which will help improve public lands and stabilize funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Money for myriad projects, agencies and the Land and Water Conservation Fund has been approved thanks to President Trump’s signing of the Great American Outdoors Act into law.

It provides full and permanent funding of $900 million per year for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a 55-year-old fund that repeatedly has been pillaged for non-conservation projects. The law ensures all funding is directed to its intended purpose of state and federal conservation projects. It also provides $9.5 billion over five years for federal land management agencies to tackle deferred maintenance backlogs.

The bill was approved by the House in July on a vote of 310-107, and passed the Senate in June on a vote of 73-25.

Plaudits rolled in from organizations after the official signing ceremony.

“The Boone and Crockett Club’s founder, Theodore Roosevelt, would be proud of this commitment to invest in the management of the public lands legacy that he created,” said Boone and Crockett Club President Tim Brady. “The Great American Outdoors Act brought together both parties because conservation is one of the few issues that everyone in this great country can get behind. Whether you hunt, fish, camp, hike, backpack, walk, paddle or just like to take your child to the neighborhood park, this new law will benefit all Americans.”

“We also appreciate the hard work of Senators Cory Gardner, Steve Daines, and Joe Manchin for working with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to lead this bill through the Senate, along with Representatives Joe Cunningham (D-SC) and Mike Simpson (R-ID) who worked with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to lead the bill through the House. Enacting this legislation will rank among the most historic conservation actions in decades, and the sportsmen-conservation community can take pride in our work to ensure that this bill became law.”

 

Public Land Infrastructure

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation led a successful effort to secure the inclusion of $3 billion to repair and maintain public land infrastructure overseen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS), agencies that provide critically important recreational opportunities for America’s sportsmen and women.

“We have been working on this effort for many years, and we are thrilled that the Great American Outdoors Act is now permanent federal law with the President’s signature. This is a once-in-a-lifetime victory for sportsmen and women,” said CSF President Jeff Crane. “Now, we will finally realize the benefits of increased conservation funding, increased access for hunters and anglers, more support for public lands and waters, and a boost in the sporting-conservation economy. CSF extends our sincere thanks to the House and Senate Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus members who championed and voted to support these priorities.”

The inclusion of funding specifically for BLM, USFWS, and USFS lands and waters will ensure that Americans have the ability to access critically important hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting opportunities. More than 246 million acres, or 99%, of BLM lands are open to hunting and fishing while the USFS reports that 99% of the 193 million acres it administers are open to hunting and at least 99% of USFS administered rivers, streams, and lakes are open to fishing.

Collectively, BLM, USFWS, and USFS annually support more than 25 million hunting days and nearly 45 million fishing days, highlighting the importance of these lands for America’s sportsmen and women as well as the outdoor economy. Additionally, funding to address these agencies’ maintenance backlog will create more than 100,000 employment opportunities.

The Great American Outdoors Act also ensures $15 million annually is dedicated to increase public access for hunting, fishing, recreational shooting, and other forms of outdoor recreation.

 

Restoration Fund

This legislation will create a National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund to address the growing maintenance backlog on federal public lands.

Half the revenue from energy development on public lands would be allocated to the fund and distributed to the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Education to cover overdue maintenance costs.

“The truly bipartisan nature of this bill is commendable, and the President’s signature today puts the finishing touches on what will go down as one of the great conservation achievements of our lifetime,” said Ducks Unlimited CEO Adam Putnam. “Now that it’s the law of the land, we look forward to working with our partners at federal and state agencies, and in the conservation community, to help deliver this law’s ambitious promises to improve the American landscape for generations to come.”

These new investments will boost America’s outdoor recreation industry, which generates $887 billion annually and supports 7.6 million American jobs.

 

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What a crock of shit Mayor Timmy

Have you seen the emailing from the Mayor?

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We’re all in this together. We are One.

Good evening Albuquerque,

As our city continues to face historically difficult challenges like a global pandemic and dismantling racism, we are now facing a threat of force being sent into our community. Let me be clear—there is no place for Trump’s secret police in our city.

If this was more than a stunt, these politicians would support constitutional crime fighting efforts that work for our community, not turning Albuquerque into a federal police state.

We welcome partnerships in constitutional crime fighting that are in step with our community – but this is a bait and switch excuse. These forces do not abide by the reforms implemented under the DOJ, and will break the trust APD and our community have invested years in rebuilding.

We will not sell out our own community, or our own police department, for this obvious political agenda; as they try to incite violence by targeting our city and our residents.

Operation Legend is not real crime fighting; it’s politics standing in the way of police work and makes us less safe. The President’s own words show he’s ready to incite violence in Democratic cities as a re-election strategy built on gaslighting immigrants and people of color.

Our Chief of Police and City Attorney are standing up with us to protect our residents and keep our community safe, you can see their comments here.

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Mayor Tim Keller

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The Feds are needed as you don’t care or you are unable to deal with the lawlessness that hides under the veil of protest.  Vandalizing, looting, burning, are all crimes, yet you sit back and perhaps even smile and applaud while your City burns to the ground.  No different than the other Libtard Mayors and Governors around the county who are happy to have this chaos and murder occur.  Wait until they come to burn your house down.  Are you going to call the defunded police for help, or get out the marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate bars?

You ought to be ashamed, you should hide your head in shame.  Explain to the burned businesses how much you love them and care for them.

After all, what different should we have expected given the highest crime rate and lowest education scores in the country.  Same o, same o right?

 

Don’t Feed The Gun Prohibitionists!

Learn the facts, or you will get what you pay for

The following companies and/or their decision-makers have instituted anti-firearm corporate policy or have pressed lawmakers to enact further strict legislation.

20/20 Vision Cheryl Plank CEO
A&M Records Herb Alpert CEO
AlleyCorp Kevin Ryan Founder and CEO
Alphabet, Inc. Sundar Pichai CEO
Amalgamated Bank Keith Mestrich President and CEO
Ambition TravisTruett Co-Founder and CEO
AMC Theatres Adam Aron CEO
AOL / Time Warner Jason Kilar CEO
Ariel Investments LLC John W. Rogers, Jr. CEO
Artsy Mike Steib CEO
Ascend.io Sean Knapp Co-Founder and CEO
Aspiration Andrei Cherny Co-Founder and CEO
AT&T Randal Stephenson CEO
Aura Abdur Chowdhury CEO
AutoZone William Rhodes CEO
Backpack Fahim Aziz Founder and CEO
Bad Robot Fahim Aziz Founder and CEO
Bain Capital John Connaughton Co-Managing Partner / Co-Chairman
Bank of America Brian Moynihan CEO
Beeswax AriPaparo CEO
Begin Ryan Block Co-Founder
Betaworks John Borthwick Founder and CEO
Beyond Meat Ethan Brown Co-Founder and CEO
Bloomberg LP Peter Grauer Chairman
Bonusly Raphael Crawford-Marks Co-Founder and CEO
Brat Darren Lachtman Co-Founder
Brookfield Property Ric Clark Chairman
Brud Trevor McFedries CEO
Bumble Whitney Herd CEO
Burger King Daniel Schwartz CEO
Cambly Sameer Shariff Co-Founder
Catch & Release Analisa Goodin Founder and CEO
Cerebras Systems Andrew Feldman Founder and CEO
Circle Medical George Favvas CEO
ClassPass Fritz Lanman CEO
Clearbit Alex MacCaw CEO
Clever Tyler Bosmeny CEO
Clockwise Matt Martin Co-Founder and CEO
CNN Jeff Zucker CEO
Color Genomics Othman Laraki Co-Founder and CEO
Comcast Brian Roberts CEO
Conde Nast Roger Lynch CEO
Costco Craig Jelinek CEO
Credit Karma Ken Lin Founder and CEO
Crunchbase Jager McConnell CEO
Curalate Apu Gupta Co-Founder and CEO
Curtsy David Oates Co-Founder and CEO
Dannon Juan Dalto CEO
Delta Airlines Ed Bastian CEO
DICK’S Sporting Goods Edward Stack CEO
Disney Company Bob Chapek CEO
DoorDash Tony Xu Co-Founder and CEO
Doxel, Inc. Saurabh Ladha CEO
Ebay Jamie Iannone CEO
Ecolab Doug Baker Chairman and CEO
Edelman Richard Edelman President and CEO
Elektra Labs Andy Coravos Co-Founder and CEO
Emerson Collective Laurene Powell Jobs President
Enterprise Chrissy Taylor CEO
Eventbrite Julia Hartz Co-Founder and CEO
Farmstead Pradeep Elankumaran Co-Founder & CEO
Full Picture Desiree Gruber CEO
Fundera Jared Hecht Founder and CEO
Gap Inc. Art Peck CEO
Gateway Computers James Coleman CEO
GE Lawrence Culp CEO
GEICO Todd Combs CEO
Goat Group Eddy Lu CEO
Golden Jude Gomila Founder and CEO
Graphic Packaging Michael Doss CEO
Group Nine Media Ben Lerer Co-Founder & CEO
Guru Rick Nucci Co-Founder & CEO
Hallmark Cards Mike Perry CEO
Hard Rock Cafe James Allen CEO
Havas Group Yannick Bollore CEO
HBO Richard Plepler CEO
Hint, Inc. Kara Goldin Founder and CEO
HipDot Jeff Sellinger Co-Founder and CEO
Hooked Prerna Gupta CEO
Horizon Media Bill Koenigsberg President CEO and Founder
Humbition Cyrus Massoumi Managing Partner
Impossible Foods Patrick Brown MD, PhD, Founder and CEO
Interpublic Michael Roth Chairman and CEO
Intuit Sasan Goodzari CEO
JOOR Kristin Savilia CEO
Jumbo Privacy Pierre Valade CEO
Kabbage Inc. Rob Frohwein Co-Founder and CEO
Kadena William Martino Founder and CEO
Kanga Jake Perlman-Garr CEO
Knowable Warren Shaeffer Co-Founder and CEO
Lattice Jack Altman CEO
Levi Strauss & Co. Chip Bergh President and CEO
Lucent Technologies Patricia Russo CEO
Lyft Logan Green Co-Founder and CEO
MetaProp.vc Aaron Block Co-Founder and Managing Director
MetLife Michael Khalaf CEO
Microsoft Satya Nadella CEO
Modern Fertility Afton Vechery Co-Founder and CEO
MongoDB Inc. Dev Ittycheria President and CEO
MSNBC Phil Griffin CEO
MTV Chris McCarthey CEO
Navient John Remonid CEO
NBC Universal Jeff Shell CEO
NCR Corp. Michael Hayford CEO
Neighborland Dan Parham Founder and CEO
NewsCred Shafqat Islam CEO
Nextdoor Sarah Friar CEO
NowThis Athan Stephanopoulos President
Nurx Varsha Rao CEO
Oaktree Capital Howard Marks Co-Chairman
Oberndorf Enterprises William E. Oberndorf Chairman
Oceans Steven Rosenblatt Co-Founder and General Partner
OfferUp Nick Huzar Co-Founder and CEO
Okta Todd McKinnon Co-Founder and CEO
Omnicom Group John Wren Chairman and CEO
Openpath James Segil Co-Founder and President
Parabol Jordan Husney CEO
Paravision Doug Aley CEO
Paypal David Schulman CEO
Pinterest Ben Silbermann Co-Founder and CEO
Plato Design John Milinovich CEO
Postmates Bastian Lehmann Co-Founder & CEO
Presto Rajat Suri CEO
Prima Christopher Gavigan Founder and CEO
Progressive Insurance Tricia Griffith CEO
Prologis Hamid Moghadam Chairman and CEO
Publicis Groupe Arthur Sadoun Chairman and CEO
Quartzy Adam Regelmann Founder and COO
Reddit Steve Huffman CEO
Ribbon Health Nate Maslak Co-Founder and CEO
Ro Zachariah Reitano Co-Founder and CEO
Roofstock Gary Beasley Co-Founder and CEO
Royal Caribbean Cruises Richard Fain CEO
RXR Realty Scott Rechler Chairman and CEO
Sara Lee John Bryan CEO
SelfMade Brian Schechter CEO
Shoptiques Inc. Olga Vidisheva Founder and CEO
Showtime Cable Network David Nevins CEO
Shutterstock Inc. Jon Oringer Founder and CEO
Sidewalk Labs Dan Doctoroff CEO
Sift Jason Tan CEO
Skillshare Matt Cooper CEO
SkySafe Grant Jordan CEO
Small Door Josh Guttman Co-Founder and CEO
SmartAsset Michael Carvin Co-Founder and CEO
Snapdocs, Inc. Aaron King Founder and CEO
Solve.io Neil Capel CEO
Southwestern Bell Mark Keiffer CEO
Splash Ben Hindman Co-Founder and CEO
Square and Twitter Jack Dorsey CEO
Squarespace Anthony Casalena Founder and CEO
Standard Bots Evan Beard Founder and CEO
Sundia Corporation Bradford Oberwager CEO
Sunlight Health Ross Feinstein CEO
Superplastic Paul Budnitz CEO
SurveyMonkey Zander Lurie CEO
SV Angel Ron Conway Founder
Symantec Vincent Pilette CEO
ThirdLove Heidi Zak Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Thisopenspace inc. Ashar Nejati CEO
Thrive Capital Joshua Kushner Founder and Managing Partner
Thrive Global Arianna Huffington Founder and CEO
ThunderCore Inc. Chris Wang CEO
Tillable Corbett Kull CEO
Tinder Sean Rad CEO
TOMS Blake Mycoskie Founder and CEO
Twilio Jeff Lawson Co-Founder and CEO
Uber Dara Khosrowshahi CEO
Uniform Teeth Meghan Jewitt CEO
Viosera Therapeutics Nicholas Goldner Co-Founder and CEO
Virtual Kitchen Ken Chong CEO
Voxer Irv Remedios CEO
Voyage Oliver Cameron Co-Founder and CEO
Watsi Chase Adam Co-Founder and CEO
WayUp Liz Wessel Co-Founder and CEO
Whalar Neil Waller CEO
Wizeline Bismarck Lepe CEO
WPP Mark Read CEO
X.ai, inc. Dennis Mortensen Founder and CEO
Y Combinator Geoff Ralston President
Yelp Jeremy Stoppelman Co-Founder and CEO
Yum Brands Greg Creed CEO
Zola Shan-Lyn Ma Co-Founder and CEO

Don’t Have Buyer’s Remorse!
Make the decision with your wallet to fight against firearm prohibition
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To this list, I add US Bank which refused to give me a business checking account for my gun business.  I already had a business, personal, and VISA card with them, but they still said no to my gun business.

NICS Background Checks Skyrocket

HISTORIC NATURE OF 2020 TAKES SHAPE

WRITTEN BY JADE MOLDAE

Through the first half of 2020, NSSF-adjusted NICS background checks have been recorded at a blistering pace — with 10,292,725 checks conducted from Jan. 1 through June 30. This figure represents an astronomical jump over the same period in previous years (see chart). It’s a record for the first half of a calendar year, and not the only one set in the past few months. Here’s a snapshot:

• March 2020 resulted in 2,375,525 checks, a single-month record (the previous mark, 2,237,731, was recorded Dec. 2012).

• The last four months on record — March, April, May and June 2020 — are each top monthly marks in the NICS system’s 20-plus-year history.

• Year-over-year (YOY) increases for March, April, May and June 2020 have totaled 80.4%, 69.1%, 75.2% and 135.7%, respectively.

• On the subject of YOY increases, the 135% jump observed in June 2020 over June 2019 is another record (from 924,054 to 2,177,586). The previous top YOY change took place in Jan. 2013 over Jan. 2012, a 94% increase (920,840 to 1,790,154).

• Another first: 2020 is the first calendar year to have more than one month eclipse the 2-million adjusted background check threshold (March and June).

• In addition, this current six-month stretch is the most prolific on record — beating out a run from Nov. 2012–April 2013, when 9,874,332 checks were conducted. (This number will likely rise when March 2020–Aug. 2020 totals are factored in.)

• The unadjusted NICS figures are equally telling: June’s mark of 3,931,607 is a single-month record. Through June 30, 19,180,047 unadjusted checks were conducted, which would surpass every annual total recorded prior to 2012.

None of this is a surprise, however, to those on the industry’s front lines: the storefront dealer. For many dealers, the demand surges caused by the pandemic and social unrest have been nothing short of unprecedented.

“Interest is extremely high right now,” said David Rich, owner of Naples Gun Shop in Naples, Fla. “Compared to March and April, this rush has apparently decimated any remaining supply in the firearms industry.”

Rich continued, “This wave of new shooters appear to feel different than the wave of COVID-19 lockdown-concerned customers. The faces of my new customers show genuine signs of concern and worry, and they’ve all mentioned the protests and riots have brought them to my store. On a side note, the new customers have been a mixture of race and gender.”

Laurie Fettig, owner of T&L Tactical Firearms & Range in Manitowoc, Wis., offered similar sentiments.

“We’re absolutely seeing record sales over the past several months. We’ve doubled our sales numbers over last year, and could have tripled them if we could have kept our inventory levels up,” she said. “It’s been a struggle to keep products on the shelf and frustrating to have to turn customers away.  Inventory doesn’t stay on the shelf for more than a few hours.”

The demand isn’t limited to local buyers alone, Fettig noted. “We’ve also seen an influx of out-of-state buyers looking to ship to a local FFL in their area because they can’t find inventory. It’s insane how busy we are,” she added.

Skyler Thomas, manager of Virginia Beach, Va.-based Freedom Shooting Center, has noted a significant uptick in business — with first-time gun owners making up a large percentage of purchasers.

“Freedom Shooting Center, like many other outdoor sporting retailers, has experienced a significant increase in firearms, ammunition, training classes, and firearm accessory purchases,” he shared. “A great deal of these firearms purchasers have been first-time buyers. Many of the first-time buyers report that due to recent events, they feel compelled to better ensure the safety of themselves, their family, friends, and loved ones.”

While increased business from new buyers is welcome, Thomas cautioned it comes with an added sense of responsibility for dealers.

“The number of new gun buyers entering the shooting sports is very exciting, but it comes with great responsibility,” he said. “We’ll be offering free introductory firearms training to new gun owners, regardless of where their purchase was made.”

The wholesale distribution channel has likewise experienced a significant jump in demand.

“Wholesale distributors have adjusted and adapted rapidly from a health and safety perspective for their employees, and especially to meet the incredible demands from consumers,” said Kenyon Gleason, NASGW president. “As the largest sales channel in the firearms industry, distribution has been dealing with unprecedented requests and sales volumes. One distributor told me they’ve sold more in the first five months of this year than all of last year, and if they could get more product, sales would be even greater.”

But it’s not a universal surge. In this month’s Letters To The Editor, Jed Stump of Bertha, Minn., wrote in to share the increase for his store has been negligible through the pandemic and protests.

“Like everyone in the industry, I’m hearing there are many panic buys around the nation with this pandemic. I see the inventory of firearms and ammunition depleted through my distributors. However, I’m not seeing this uptick in my store,” he said. “I’m not complaining about being ‘left out’ … just a little confused with what I hear versus what I see.”

The industry has weathered significant ups and downs in its history, but the ramifications of this sustained demand swing — especially with tens of thousands of first-time gun owners being added in such a short period — will be felt for years. How the industry welcomes and reengages these new gun owners will be crucial.

Apply now for sandhill crane and pheasant draw permits

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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
tristanna.bickford@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JULY 13, 2020:

Apply now for sandhill crane and pheasant draw permits

Sandhill Crane

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be accepting applications for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits starting 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15.

Applications can be made online through your account or over the telephone with the Department’s information center, 1-888-248-6866. The application deadline for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Pheasant hunts that will be included in the draw include:

Hunt Area

Hunt Code

Season Dates

Number of Permits

Bernardo Youth Only

PHE-0-001

Oct. 17

20

W.S. Huey Youth Only

PHE-0-002

Dec. 5

40

W.S. Huey (open to all applicants)

PHE-0-005

Dec. 12

40

Sandhill crane hunts that will be included in the draw include: ­

Hunt Area

Hunt Code

Season Dates

Number of Permits

Estancia Valley Hunt

SCR-0-101

Oct. 24 – 27, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1

65

Middle Rio Grande Valley (MRGV)

SCR-0-102

Nov. 7-8

60

SCR-0-103

Nov. 28-29

50

SCR-0-104

Dec. 5-6

55

SCR-0-105

Jan. 2-3, 2021

55

SCR-0-106

Jan. 9-10, 2021

50

MRGV Youth Only

SCR-0-107

Nov.21

24

Southwestern

SCR-0-108

Oct. 24 – Nov. 1

70

SCR-0-109

Jan. 2 – 3, 2021

60

Successful applicants must have a Game Hunting license and applicable stamp(s) in addition to their draw permit. Successful sandhill crane applicants also must have a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number.

The 2020-2021 Upland Game Hunting Rules and Information Booklet will be online at the end of July. The 2020-2021 Migratory Game Bird Rules and Information Booklet will be online in mid-August. These publications will only be published on the Department’s website for the 2020-2021 hunting season.

NICS Gun Data Sales up 137% Last Month, Highest June in History

Continuing to set new monthly records, last month was the highest June in terms of federal background checks for gun transfers since the system was established.

The unadjusted figures of 3,909,502 checks conducted through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System last month is a 70.6 percent jump from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,291,066 in June 2019.

To put that into more relatable terms, when the data was filtered by the National Shooting Sports Foundation to remove figures for gun permit checks by states which use NICS for that purpose, the number of checks stands at 2,177,586 which is a 135.7 percent increase compared to the June 2019 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 924,054, making it the highest June on record since the FBI began the checks as part of the Brady bill more than two decades ago and continuing the trend seen all Spring.

The reason?

“Civil unrest, rioting, looting and calls to defund police are unquestionably motivating factors of why this trend is increasing,” Mark Oliva, NSSF’s Public Affairs Director, told Guns.com. “Americans are right to be concerned for their personal safety. It’s entirely reasonable that law-abiding citizens are exercising their Constitutional right to purchase a firearm to protect themselves.”

Oliva went on to point out that the figures stand as a very real litmus test on how the country feels when it comes to gun control.

“Our nation’s elected representatives should take heed of where their constituents are on gun ownership today,” he said. “Politicians who entertain notions of defunding police departments are the same ones who call for strict gun control and even outright confiscation. These figures aren’t push polls. They are representative of Americans from all walks of life who are taking action and taking responsibility for their rights and their safety.”

Oliva pointed to the trade group’s latest survey of firearm retailers that showed 40 percent of recent gun buyers are purchasing a firearm for the first time. Further, of those millions of first-time gun owners, 40 percent are women and are overwhelmingly buying handguns for personal protection.

Anti-gun groups baffled

Despite the news cycle being dominated by coverage of unrest across the country, national anti-gun groups seemed at a loss to figure out why Americans are exercising their Second Amendment rights in record numbers.

“Gun sales have been surging since the pandemic, so it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact reason for this month’s sales,” said Rob Wilcox, deputy director of policy and strategy at Everytown, in a statement concerning the record NICS figures.

 

2020 New Mexico Wildlife Expo and 4th Annual Gala Cancelled

2020 Gala Update

We come before you today with heavy hearts to announce the cancellation of our 2020 New Mexico Wildlife Expo and 4th annual Gala that was to be held at the Isleta Resort & Casino Friday August 21st & Saturday August 22nd. The safety and well being of our fellow DSCNM members, family and guests is of the utmost importance. We received an email late last week from The Isleta Convention Services Manager. He emailed us the following statement “I’m sorry to say we got word from our Tribal Council today that it is too soon in August to commit to the current date”

Effectively putting an end to all the hard work and planning that the DSCNM Board of Directors, staff & volunteers had put into the 2020 Expo & Gala.

The board of directors wishes to thank each and every one of the individuals that put so much effort thus far into the Expo & Gala as well as to our sponsors and individuals that had already purchased tickets.

While we understand the disappointment and inconvenience in this decision, we are looking to the future with what we can do for our members in 2020, 2021 and beyond. 

DREAM BIG

We are pushing forward with plans for future events and innovative ways to raise funds to support our much-needed projects. DSCNM looks to all of you for your continued support of our events, programs, youth, veterans, 1st responders and scholarships.

WAYS TO CONTINUE YOUR SUPPORT OF DSCNM

Score something awesome!

We will continue with our annual online auction through onlinehuntingauctions.com. There will be over 30 items, including hunts, fishing trips, art, bronzes, Swarovski & Vortex optics and much more. We are planning a Gala or other exciting event at in February or March 2021. More information and details will be announced via email, our website and through social media.

Win Big!

We will also be launching online raffles via our social media and on the DSCNM website. These raffles will feature a lot of really cool stuff, firearms, optics, hunting & fishing packages, camo, backpacks, art and a whole lot more.

DONATE!

Donate today, every little bit helps. Visit www.dscnewmexico.com/support

SPREAD THE WORD!

Like and share us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DSCNewMexico

Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dscnewmexico/?hl=en

FUTURE

We are in the process of contracting with Isleta for a 5 Year commitment to hold the DSCNM Expo & Gala the 2nd weekend of August. This will secure a location and dates that everyone can plan on every year.

Let’s all show that DSCNM is here to stay and with everyone’s support we can make this the largest grossing money year of our organization. Together we can and will make a difference.

We pray that we all see each other in February or March 2021. Until then God Bless us all, stay safe and well.

The Board of Directors

Dallas Safari Club New Mexico.

Beyond the classroom

Jennifer Morgan

Its’ like… being in line for a Disneyland ride!” declared Byron, age 17 from Farmington, New Mexico.

Another hunter Aiden, 14 years old from Albuquerque stated: “That was very exhilarating!” A testimonial from another youth hunter who participated on the hunt. All hunt participants indicated that they learned a lifetime of new skills, especially when it came to locating, stalking and field dressing an animal. They were all motivated to continue to hunt again and planned on purchasing and applying for hunting draw permits in the next license year.

Most likely when you think of hunter education, you think of sitting in a classroom listening to an instructor talk, participating in some activities, watching a few videos, and taking a test. But for several New Mexico students, hunter education goes way beyond that final test.

Getting a 100% on both the written and practical tests gives youth graduates an entry into a special draw for a fall pronghorn or elk hunt. Private landowners donate tags to the graduates; the learning experience is further enhanced by experienced guides.

Check out this video highlighting the holistic approach that allows hunter education graduates to apply what they learned. This hunt provided the classroom-extension component that enabled these first-time hunters to go afield on an escorted hunt and test their newly learned skills with their mentor. This experience additionally offered the chance to learn new skills one can only obtain while actively hunting a big game animal. The hunt wrapped up with a simple field-to-fork opportunity to share stories of the day and enjoy the tenderloin.

Follow a youth hunter education graduate and his sister on their first hunt in pursuit of pronghorn on the plains of northeastern New Mexico. Experience this unique hunting opportunity with him from glassing up pronghorn, to stalking and creeping up within shooting distance on a herd.

Silver Spur August show CANCELLED

DUE to COVID19 the August show has been CANCELLED!
We will be back December 12 & 13.