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NMWF August Newsletter

By NM Game and Fish 
Elk Tag Comments – Speak up Today!
After years of dedicated pressure from the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish has finally opened up the elk and deer rules and are taking public comment. Now is your chance to have your voice heard around the hunting rules that impact you. Comments can be e-mailed to: DGF-Elk-Rules@state.nm.us and DGF-Deer-Rules@state.nm.us or mailed to: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Big Game Rule Development, 1 Wildlife Way, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe New Mexico 87507. Comments should be received before the November 15, 2018 Game Commission Meeting. Speak up today!
Upcoming Events:
  • August 14th: Sportswomen’s Advocacy Training 101 Santa Fe: Join the New Mexico Wildlife Federation and Artemis for a training that will teach you how to be an effective advocate for the land and wildlife you care about. We’ll cover wildlife and public lands issues and help you learn how to communicate with decision makers and journalists, how to stay informed about the issues you care about, how to effectively use social media, how to speak at a public meeting or public hearing and the basics of engaging others to join you in your advocacy. This event will be held at the Blue Corn Cafe and Brewery on Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe from 6 – 8 pm.
  • August 16th: Sportswomen’s Advocacy Training 101 Albuquerque: Join the New Mexico Wildlife Federation and Artemis for a training that will teach you how to be an effective advocate for the land and wildlife you care about. We’ll cover wildlife and public lands issues and help you learn how to communicate with decision makers and journalists, how to stay informed about the issues you care about, how to effectively use social media, how to speak at a public meeting or public hearing and the basics of engaging others to join you in your advocacy. This event will be held at Bow and Arrow Brewery in Albuquerque from 6 – 8 pm.
  • August 23rd: Sportswomen’s Archery Night: Join the New Mexico Wildlife Federation and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers for an upcoming evening at Hit or Miss Archery! Women interested in learning more about archery or just wanting to work on their aim are welcome to come out for a couple hours in Albuquerque. This event is free but you must register as we’re capping the event at 25 people. Register today!
Show Your Love for the Land and Water Conservation Fund!
Founded in 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has been one of the most successful and popular programs in conservation history. At its inception, LWCF was authorized for a fifty year time period. In 2014, when that time period was up, the fund was given a three year extension. In 2018, we find ourselves battling for reauthorization again. In January 2018, the Trump administration proposed an almost 90 percent cut to the program. The New Mexico Wildlife Federation calls on our elected officials to permanently reauthorize this fund and allocate the full funding to the program. Now, we need your help to raise awareness before the September 30th expiration date to highlight how crucial LWCF is to New Mexico. Let’s get the word out on social media about all the great places in New Mexico that have received support from LWCF! Email us your pictures at LWCF sites and we’ll feature them on our social media channels. Or post on your own social media channels using #SaveLWCF and tagging our pages.

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