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Mon., Feb. 11, 2013, 10:34 a.m.

Legislators Fights F&G Nominee

After Sen. Lee Heider, R-Twin Falls, opened debate against confirming Joan Hurlock to the Fish & Game Commission, Sen. Bert Brackett, R-Rogerson, offered a substitute motion, to approve her nomination. Heider contended Hurlock should not be confirmed because she’s not an avid hunter. “She has no experience in the field,” he told the Senate. “I think that experience is extremely important to being appointed to a commission to represent the values and views that hunters in our region experience.” He compared it to a nominee for the Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired who has experience living as a blind person/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Should an appointee to the Idaho Fish & Game Commission having hunting experience?

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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.

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