N.M. bill reclassifies cougars as non-game
Cougars could be shot on sight under a proposal headed to the New Mexico House for a vote.
The bill, backed by livestock growers, was endorsed recently by the House Government and Urban Affairs Committee.
It would take the cats also called mountain lions or pumas off the list of biggame animals whose hunting is regulated by the state Game and Fish Department.
Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton , the bill's sponsor, told the panel it could help balance the deer population, ...
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