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Tue., July 2, 2013, 3:02 p.m.

Otter names two new Idaho Fish & Game commissioners

Gov. Butch Otter has named two new Idaho Fish & Game commissioners: Brad Corkill, owner of Whiteman Lumber Co. in Cataldo, and Mark Doerr of Kimberly, owner of Precision Aviation Inc. in Twin Falls. "Both men are avid sportsmen," the governor's announcement says.

Corkill replaces Panhandle Commissioner Tony McDermott of Sagle, whose term expired June 30; Doerr replaces Magic Valley Commissioner Joan Hurlock of Buhl, whose appointment to the commission - where she was the second-ever woman to serve - was rejected by the Idaho Senate this year, where critics complained she wasn't a sufficiently avid hunter and angler.

Both new appointees will be up for Senate confirmation when the Legislature convenes in January. Corkill served as Kootenai County Republican Central Committee chairman from 2006 to 2010. Click below for Otter's full announcement.

C.L. “Butch” Otter





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                     

July 2, 2013                                                                                                                              



(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the appointments today of a northern Idaho lumber company owner and a south-central Idaho aviation company owner to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission.

Brad Corkill, owner of Whiteman Lumber Co. in Cataldo, will represent the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Region 1 on the seven-member Fish and Game Commission. He succeeds Tony McDermott of Sagle, whose term expired June 30.

Corkill has a bachelor’s degree in forest engineering. He previously served on both the St. Maries School Board and the Kellogg School Board, and was a member and past president of the Shoshone Medical Center Foundation.

Mark Doerr of Kimberly, owner of Precision Aviation Inc. in Twin Falls, will represent Region 4, covering southern Idaho’s Magic Valley. Doerr, a pilot and flight instructor, succeeds Joan Hurlock of Buhl, who was appointed in June 2012. The Idaho Senate failed to confirm her last winter.

Doerr has a bachelor’s degree in aviation. He is active in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Idaho Aviation Association. 

Both men are avid sportsmen.

“I’ve been a lifelong hunter and fisherman, and I want to make sure my grandchildren have as good a quality of hunt as I do right now. That’s my mission and that’s my goal,” Corkill said.

“I do not enter the position with an agenda but rather to continue what I see as the quality stewardship and management of the state’s fish and game,” Doerr said.  






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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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