2019 June Picnic
When: June 22, 2019----- Where: Dennis Noskers home at Glencoe, NM. Directions: From Roswell, take Highway 380 west towards Ruidoso. About 1/4 to ½ mile past mile marker 277 there will be a turn off to the right. Take this turn and go up the hill and you will see Dennis’s home. Time: Board Meeting at 10:00 am. Fun and games, 22 shoot, high power rifle shoot and big boar shoot will start at around 11:00. The meal will be after the games. Meal: The chapter will provide rib eye steaks cooked by Pancho and Joel, baked potatoes, and drinks. We would ask the attendees to bring a side or desert. PLEASE RESPOND ASAP AND LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING and how many. We need to know how many steaks to get. Please respond to Kim Talbott at ktalbott@plateautel.net or by phone at 575-637-1714.
Please remember to return your ballots for the board election by June 21, 2020. We will be counting the ballots at the board meeting on the 22ed and will announce the new board at that time.
2018 Wounded Warrior Hunt
This is Melvin a two time Purple Heart recipient in the Vietnam War that our chapter helped with his Aoudad Hunt. We want to thank Jack Mathews for this great donation.
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President’s Message

November 2019

Hunt Report

Deer and Elk seasons are in full swing. I’ve only just returned from an adventure in Idaho and Montana. In Idaho I was fortunate to take the elk of a lifetime. In Montana I was privileged to see a bunch of mule deer and a few whitetails. Unfortunately, I did not see the mule deer I was looking for but I sure did enjoy everything about both hunts except for the cold weather. The folks that live up there are to be commended for their stamina but I was proud to return home and enjoy some “above freezing” temperatures.

Holiday Season

Our next Chapter activity will be our annual Christmas Party. This is a popular event attended by numerous members and I hope you will save the date, Dec 7th, 6PM at Herb and Marla Atkinson’s home and trophy room (2505 Coronado Dr., Roswell). Herb and Marla have a wonderful trophy room and if you haven’t seen it, this will be a wonderful opportunity to experience their feats of hunting. Plans have been laid for numerous door prizes, a great meal, and opportunity for comradery and fellowship. Please RSVP your attendance to Herb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we have plenty of food and drink.

Exchange with Representative Xochital Torres Small

I was alerted to the Cecil Act (H.R.2245 “Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act”) coming in front of the House Natural Resources Committee. I decided to pass my feelings on this bill along to Rep Small via email. In a few days I was very puzzled to receive a “form” letter from Rep Small thanking me for sharing my opinion and stating her support for “Common Sense Gun Control”. Since I don’t believe the Cecil Act has anything to do with gun control I responded to her that, while I vehemently oppose any infringement of my Civil Rights by Congress, her response failed to address the Cecil Act. This second email must have caused consternation on the part of her staff since she has not responded to that email at all.

The CECIL Act was passed by the House Natural Resources Committee on a straight party line vote and now sits in waiting for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. I hope that by the time the full House votes, Rep Small will have had an opportunity to familiarize herself with this onerous restriction of hunter’s rights. As a hunter and an advocate for conservation, please stay informed on this issue and to tell your Representative to OPPOSE H.R.2245


RA “Pancho” Maples

President, SNM Chapter, SCI

PS – Send me your hunt photos so we can put them in the newsletter.

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