Arrow-right Camera

Huckleberries Online

Sat., Jan. 15, 2011, 9:30 p.m.

Landers: ‘Shoot’ Remark Was Unnerving

(Washington Fish & Wildlife Director Phil) Anderson conceded and politely summarized the saga of wolf reintroduction. He detailed how wolf hunting seasons in Montana and Idaho were canceled last fall by a federal lawsuit and how Washington is developing a wolf management plan. Pending a new court ruling, Anderson explained, wolves are federally protected as endangered species. Unless the law is changed, “we don’t have the authority to be shooting wolves,” he said. A response blurted out from the middle of the room: “Why don’t we shoot some legislators?” a man said. Several people gasped. Anderson stood speechless at the front of the room. A few men quietly commented “That’s not funny,” and “You can’t say that.” Anderson moved the meeting on, but the man’s phrase was a smoldering ember that needed to be doused/Rich Landers, SR. More here.

Question: Was this situation handled properly?




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

Follow Dave online: