New Mexico panel opts to end recreational cougar trapping

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New Mexico panel opts to end recreational cougar trapping

A foothold trap intended for bobcats is set in February by licensed trapper Tom Fisher on the outskirts of Tierra Amarilla, N.M. New Mexico regulators have adopted new rules that will prohibit trapping or snaring cougars for sport, marking a small victory for animal protection groups that have been fighting for a broader ban of the practice on public lands across the state. The state Game Commission voted unanimously in favor the new regulations during a meeting Thursday in Roswell.

New Mexico panel opts to end recreational cougar trapping

A foothold trap intended for bobcats is set in February by licensed trapper Tom Fisher on the outskirts of Tierra Amarilla, N.M. New Mexico regulators have adopted new rules that will prohibit trapping or snaring cougars for sport, marking a small victory for animal protection groups that have been fighting for a broader ban of the practice on public lands across the state. The state Game Commission voted unanimously in favor the new regulations during a meeting Thursday in Roswell.
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