New Mexico citizens speak out for trap-free public lands

Across New Mexico, public lands users and trap victims want trap-free public lands. Traps are inherently dangerous and destructive and often lurk hidden near trails. Traps are supposed to be placed no closer than 25 yards from any public trail, campsite or road, but all too often traps are placed illegally, endangering the public. The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish is supposed to enforce this safety rule but lacks the resources – and perhaps the will – to enforce this basic standard of public safety.