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Your NM state representative and senator are the people with the power to ban trapping. Find out who they are and let them know you oppose trapping on public lands. A simple phone call and email can make all the difference.   GET INFO →

People's Forum Panel Report on Public Lands Trapping Report Released

The New Mexico Legislature should ban trapping on public lands in New Mexico because traps harm people, animal companions, and whole populations of wildlife including rare species. Most New Mexican voters believe that trapping is cruel and unnecessary.

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Traps on Public Lands

Traps indiscriminately harm people, pets and wildlife and should be banned on public lands. Learn More »

Traps on Public Lands

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Sign the Trap Free New Mexico Petition

We, the undersigned, seek to prohibit the use of poisons and traps on New Mexico's public lands. Traps, including steel-jaw, leghold traps, wire snares, and other body-gripping devices, and poisons do not differentiate between species and pose an indiscriminate danger to all. Traps and poisons cause death and harm to many animals, including endangered wolves, bears, bobcats, foxes, otters and companion animals. The use of traps and poisons is inconsistent with the "fair chase" principles of ethical hunting, and their usage depletes wildlife communities.

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Gather Signatures

Download our petition to ban traps on public lands and ask to put it in your place of work, favorite coffee shop or community center. Or, set up your own tabling event!

Contact Mary Katherine Ray at for more tabling info.

Send completed petitions to .


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Tell us Your Story

Whether you're an outdoorsman who has encountered a trapped animal or who has been involved in a trapping accident, a rancher who is oppsed to trapping as a form of predator control, a biologist, a student, or simply a concerned citizen, tell us your story!

We want to know why you support a trap ban on public lands in New Mexico, or why you value native wildlife. Send us your story, photos, or videos, so that we can share it with the community!

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Write to Your Local Paper

Send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. For a list of newspapers by county, please see APNM's Publications Resources Page or consult the list below.

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Download and print one of the images below. Write who you are, take a photo of yourself and .

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