Conservation groups, aiming to end California’s dwindling fur trade, filed a lawsuit Wednesday that would force state wildlife authorities to raise license fees to levels required by law to cover the full costs of regulating the trapping, killing and skinning of wild animals. Read the story »

We are very pleased to see this development! In New Mexico, there is no way that the 1700 trapping license buyers, most of whom are instate residents paying a mere $20, are adequate to fund the administration of trapping here either. Hunter dollars subsidize trapping in this state. Or alternatively, trapping is inadequately managed for lack of funding.