Conservation Force has entered into defense of the Terk decision in New Mexico. We are fighting the motion to overturn the decision that found the admitted discrimination against nonresidents’ sheep, oryx and ibex hunting violated the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution. If we lose, nonresidents are not likely to ever be able to hunt those species in New Mexico again. If we win, nonresidents will continue to have an equal opportunity at the available licenses in the allocation process.
Although three donors have come forward, we need $10,000 to $15,000 more in contributions to fight this round. Conservation Force will not use its general or other dedicated funds to protect nonresident interests, as it is no longer part of our agenda. We will put up a good fight to keep the Terk case intact, but we need separate and independent support from those who care about this issue. Tax deductible contributions can be made to Conservation Force at P.O. Box 278, Metairie, LA 70004-0278.