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2021-22 NM Hunting Rules

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Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms

For those who aren’t aware, there has been an ongoing problem with ARs and the definition of a firearm. Since the first AR, the serialized lower receiver has been defined as the firearm, however the lower doesn’t fit the definition of a firearm. This means the whole time the ATF has been improperly following their […]

Expect roadblocks statewide during hunting and fishing seasons

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Game & Fish News

SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during hunting and fishing seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations.

The 2021-2022 hunting and fishing season begins April 1. All […]

New Distinguished Shooter

CMP Distinguished Rifleman Award

New Distinguished Shooters. The CMP extends its congratulations to the following competitor for achieving this prestigious status!

#1510 Andrew Schmidt, Albuquerque, NM

Robbie Roberts (11/30/1946 – 3/29/2021)

Dear Instructors and Friends,

I am deeply saddened to share the news that the hunter education family has lost another amazing member. I was notified this morning that Robert “Robbie” Roberts passed away yesterday morning. Robbie was an Instructor in Raton and worked at the NRA Whittington Center for 20 years. Previously he managed the […]

Upcoming Special Legislative Session

If you haven’t heard yet, the New Mexico Legislature will be back for a special session starting March 30th. At this time, the declared agenda is legalizing recreational marijuana and and an economic development bill. The NMSSA team will be closely following the session and we will let you know if anything pertaining to […]

NMSSA Weekend Legislative Update: March 13th

We are now down to just one week left in the 2021 Legislative Session. There were two developments this week you should know about. First, HB193, the expansion of the “red-flag” gun confiscation order, was sent from the floor of the House to the House Rules & Order of Business Committee. This is a […]

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#HuntNM21 – Deadlines are approaching quickly

#HuntNM21 Apply now for the Big Game Draw

Deadlines are approaching fast:

– March 10 at 5:00 p.m. – Deadline to qualify for the incentive program.

– March 17 at 5:00 p.m. – Deadline to apply for draw licenses for Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelina, pronghorn and oryx. Deadline […]

NMSSA Weekend Legislative Update: March 6th

With just two weeks to go in the 2021 Legislative Session, we wrapped up a successful week. In the House Appropriations and Finance Committee, HB102, the taxpayer funds give-a-way to anti-gun groups, was tabled on concerns on the structure and source of the recurring funding the bill called for. It is possible that the […]

They Want to Discard the Presumption of Innocence for Gun Owners

Yesterday was the final day to file new bills for the 2021 Legislative Session, and they just introduced one of the worst bills we have ever seen. In just-filed HB353, from Representative Dixon, a firearm that is transferred, without first verifying with the ATF that the firearm is not stolen property, would be presumed […]