Federation Of Mexican Hunters Won Gun Battle


Published: March - 2007

Down in Mexico, the Federation of Mexican Hunters has quietly won a major gun battle. Seems they have successfully challenged new legislation introduced by the Mexican military that would have restricted firearms to the point that hunting in Mexico could have been all but stopped. And that is not all. The Federation has gone on to win several court battles and has hired constitutional law experts and lobbyists to have the regulatory power over firearms taken from the military and put in the hands of a civilian government agency. If the Federation succeeds, traveling to Mexico with a sporting firearm could become easier in the future.

Another development South of The Border is the creation of a Super Slam of Deer of Mexico to be administered by SCI. This is a brand-new recognition program that will require a hunter to collect 14 of the deer species open to hunting in Mexico, including all four northern Mexican whitetails, five of the 10 southern Mexican whitetails, three of the six mule deer and blacktail deer species and two of three brocket deer. Achieving the Super Slam will require hunting the entire country. The award for collecting the Super Slam will be a 110-pound bronze in the shape of Mexico displaying all 14 species. It is aptly named the Hubert Thummler Award, as Thummler is almost wholly responsible for the award being created.

Other news from Mexico is that the shift from federal to state wildlife agencies has been completed in several of the northern states. Sonora, for example, issued its own hunting licenses and tags for the 2006-2007 season. Meanwhile, the fledgling state wildlife department is moving forward with a plan to reintroduce pronghorn antelope to areas it previously populated. On the desert bighorn front, various new reserves have been created throughout the state.

Nuevo Leon has likewise taken steps toward managing its wildlife resources. Officials from the department there have been coordinating efforts with US agencies and participating in international conservation efforts. Nuevo Leon just became the first Mexican state to be a member........(continued)

 
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