“Tag sales are decreasing, age is increasing,” Sen. Bert Brackett, R-Rogerson. “Joan Hurlock has some ideas on how to address this problem.” He quoted from her application to be on the Fish & Game Commission, in which she wrote, “Idaho’s legacy of fishing, hunting and trapping needs to be preserved. The future of hunting and our wildlife depends on our youth and doing a better job of getting them involved.”
Brackett also read from a transcript of Gov. Butch Otter’s comments to the Idaho Press Club on Friday, at which Otter said he told Hurlock, “Look, this is not going to be pretty, but I think you’re qualified. I think you would be a good Fish & Game Commissioner, if you want to stay in this, I’m with you,” and added, “So whatever rumors are going around that I had asked her to step down, that is not true.”
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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