CA libs are all up in arms about the president of the CA DFG going on a mountain lion hunt in Idaho (see link to article). http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_19992359
A colleague of mine posted on Facebook an open letter to the DFG Committee calling for his removal from office, so I accordingly sent the following letter to DFG, and posted it on FB:
Dear Fish & Game Commission,
I have seen reports and social media comments regarding Mr. Richards' apparent mountain lion hunt in Idaho. The knee-jerk, emotional cries for Mr. Richards' removal from the commission are inappropriate and out of line.
Mr. Richards did not commit any unlawful or unethical act. From all reports that I have seen, Mr. Richards complied with all applicable state laws and regulations while hunting in Idaho, as many hunters for dangerous game do every year.
Please keep in mind that the CA ban on hunting mountain lions was not based on credible scientific studies of the effect of hunting them, as most regulations regarding wildlife preservation, but on certain groups' moral opposition to hunting. Accordingly, untold revenue is lost to the state from responsible hunters being sent out of state to ethically hunt dangerous wild game.
Mr. Richards should not be penalized in any way for his Idaho mountain lion hunt.
Thank you for your consideration.
Bill Reiland, Esq.
I also posted the following on FB: I'M APPALLED! That the director of CA DFG, would go to Idaho, where it's legal to hunt mountain lions, and hunt a mountain lion - and then not include in his photo the weapon he used to take the animal! I wanna know what type of gun he used - Was it a big bore revolver, a lever gun, a bolt action, what caliber???
Thoughts from GRRN?