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Reader View: Park Service should manage Valles Caldera

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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 7:00 pm

Valles Caldera National Preserve offers some of the finest hunting and fishing in New Mexico, but current management gives preferential access to those with the most money.

And those who now call for no change in Valles Caldera management — or worse yet, having our State Game Commission take it over — are actually arguing for even less access for the average, blue-collar hunters and fishermen of New Mexico.

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  • Joel Gay posted at 9:10 am on Mon, Aug 26, 2013.

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    I just read the DGF proposal and it says clearly they would triple or quadruple cattle grazing (it's 750 head now; they want up to 3,000) and reduce public access even further. What is it about our Game Department that wants to prevent the average New Mexican from enjoying Valles Caldera? They obviously aren't talking to hunters and fishermen...

     
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