Thank You Luncheon at the Range October 1

We need a headcount!  So if you are planning on attending, please send an email to with the number of people in your party.

The board of directors of Mesilla Valley Shotgun Sports would like to thank you for your support by having a free luncheon for you (members and non-members included) on Saturday, October 1. That day at the range, we will have 5-Stand set up from 9:00 ‘till noon along with skeet and trap, lunch from 12:00 ’til 2:00, then a night shoot, including 5-Stand, beginning about sunset. 5-Stand will continue to be up and running on Sunday, Oct 2.

Hope you can make it!

Post expires on Sunday October 2nd, 2016

Host Lions Club Trap Shoot – October 15, 2016

The sixth annual Host Lions Club trap shoot, supporting Lions Crane Reading Foundation, eye exams for children, and other local programs, will be held October 15, 2016.  The flyer is at , and the registration form is at

Post expires on Sunday October 16th, 2016

Fall Skeet League

The Fall Skeet League is beginning and will run through December. Four rounds per month for a total of twelve. For additional information and to sign up call Preston at 586-215-3060.

Post expires on Saturday October 15th, 2016

New Mexico Quail Banquet and Raffle

As you may know, several of the Mesilla Valley Shotgun Sports members are also associated with New Mexico Quail, and as such, would like you to know that the NM Quail annual banquet is being held on October 21, 2016 at the Elks lodge beginning at 6:00 pm. Many great silent auction items will be available including an English Pointer pup with a great blood line and a custom handcrafted knife by Keith Hettinga. As part of our fundraising effort, we are having a raffle for a chance to win a 3 person one day guided quail hunt on the Armendaris Ranch or the Ladder Ranch, both of which are Ted Turner properties. The hunt will include transportation on the ranch in a custom Hummer hunt wagon, dogs, and guides. This is really a once in a lifetime hunt. $100 per chance. The first name drawn will have their choice of which ranch to hunt and the second name drawn with hunt the other ranch. Drawing will be held on November 4, 2016 and the hunt will be during the November 15, 2016 to February 15, 2017 New Mexico quail season. We normally sell around 50 tickets in this annual raffle to give you an idea of your chance to win. Tickets for the banquet and the raffle tickets may be purchased on the nmquailinc Facebook page, sending email to, at Trophy Country, or calling John at 575-644-3936 or Joe at 575-642-2072.

The details of the banquet ticket are at

Post expires on Saturday November 5th, 2016

Volunteer proposed rule 19.30.15 open for public comment

(this isn’t directly related to our activites, but it seemed likely it would be of interest to some of our members)

From: “Fisher, Jessica, DGF” <>
Subject: FW: Volunteer proposed rule 19.30.15 open for public comment
Date: April 19, 2016 at 3:35:07 PM MDT

Greetings New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (Department) Volunteers,

Senate Bill 231 was introduced, passed, and signed by the Governor during the 2015 legislative session. This Bill amended 17-1-14 NMSA 1978 which directs the Commission to establish rules for volunteers that will be utilized by the Department. On April 14, 2015, the Department proposed a new Volunteer rule for the State Game Commission to consider.

This amendment to 17-1-14 NMSA 1978 requires the Department to develop a program to recruit, train and utilize the services of volunteers. Some considerations within the proposed rule include: Allowing volunteers to ride in/ drive Department vehicles, utilize department equipment, and create criteria for per diem and mileage reimbursements, and background investigations on potential volunteers.

In an effort to solicit public comment on a proposed new Volunteer rule, the following link is provided that will take you to the proposal under consideration.

The Department welcomes any and all of your comments. Please send your comments to

Your volunteer service is appreciated!

Jessica L Fisher
Shooting Program Coordinator
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish
PO Box 25112
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone 505.476.8100
Cell 505.659.8320