"The proper role of government is exactly what John Stuart Mill said in the middle of the 19th century in "On Liberty." The proper role of government is to prevent other people from harming an individual. Government, he said, never has any right to interfere with an individual for that individual's own good." ~ Milton Friedman
The October General Membership meeting did not take place because the Board was not aware of anyone willing to provide the program for the October meeting. Please, let me or the other Board members know if you’re willing to bring your pictures and tell us about a hunt or fishing trip. The Chapter has a projector that we can hook up to your computer to show the pictures. We can even help if all you have is a camera chip. Let us know. We want to share everyone’s success or misery as the case may be.
Also, I have not received any nominations for youth or Veteran hunters that might be interested in last minute opportunities for tags that are donated back to the NMDG&F. Please take a minute to fill out the form and send it back to me so I can build a file of folks seeking these opportunities.
At our October Board meeting there was much discussion regarding our 2021 Banquet scheduled for 12 & 13 Feb 2021. With the present “lockdown”, there is no feasible way to hold our Banquet. There is much speculation and skepticism as to whether der Furher will relax her mandates after the 1st of the year. It was decided to hold a special Board meeting on 19 Nov (after the election) to determine whether we should continue with our planning, seek an alternate date (May was discussed), or scrub the Banquet all together. Perhaps we can reconstruct our old 52 Gun Raffle for 2021. Personally, I pray that the vaccine is out and this is all history soon. If so, we can drive on with the premier event of the year.
Another issue has come to my attention. Some of our members are having difficulty logging into our web site and subscribing to this newsletter. Our web master is working on the problem and should have it resolved soon. In the meantime, please feel free to forward this to anyone you believe might be interested.
I’m really tired of the whole Cabrona thing. We’re gonna open up someday and this will be a bad memory. I pray you and yours are safe and healthy and will be participating in some exciting hunts between now and Christmas.
RA “Pancho” Maples
President, SNM Chapter SCI
Some dates to remember:
Dec 3rd – NMDG&F Game Commission meeting in Roswell, but probably conducted virtually
Dec 19th – SNM SCI Christmas Party
Feb 12 & 13 2021 – SNM SCI Annual Banquet (maybe)
Feb 10, 2021 – Draw deadline for bear and turkey permits
Mar 17, 2021 – Draw deadline for most big game species
Aug 18, 2021 – Draw deadline for pheasant and sandhill crane