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Canceled On Account Of … Cougar?

Announcement on Facebook wall of St. Maries Gazette Record:

“All Greater St. Maries Youth Soccer games scheduled for tonight have been cancelled after reports of a cougar sighting in the vicinity of St. Maries city park. At least two reports of a cougar sighting were reported to local law enforcement and Fish and Game officials; one at 10 a.m. at the elementary school bus garage and the second at the BMX track an hour later. No word yet if GSMYSA games and other activities will be held as usual tomorrow, but we will update you if there are any changes.”

Question: Bet you've never heard this reason given for cancellation of a sporting event …

California Cougar Killer Avoids Fine

California regulators on Thursday issued a warning letter to the president of the state Fish and Game Commission over a mountain lion hunting trip he took earlier this year, but they decided against issuing a fine. The Fair Political Practices Commission took the action against Dan Richards, a Republican commercial real estate developer from San Bernardino County. It said he violated the state's $420 gift limit when he accepted a hunting trip in January worth $6,800 from Flying B Ranch in Idaho. Richards repaid the ranch, but he did so after the required 30-day window for repayment. He could have faced a $5,000 fine/AP. More here.

Question: Do you agree with the way this controversy was resolved?

Activists Still Mad At California F&Ger

The flap continues in California over the Fish and Game Commission president who came to Idaho for a legally guided cougar hunt. His home-state anti-hunting creeps are wailing for him to resign since cougars can't be hunted in California. Forty state legislators sent him a letter saying he should quit. Do they send letters to residents who go to other states and enjoy things that are prohibited in California?  Can California officials go to Nevada and enjoy a casino?  Can they go to Montana and drive a rental car that doesn't have California pollution equipment?/Rich Landers, SR Outdoors. More here. (Photo: Daniel Richards, president of the California Fish & Game Commission w/his legally killed Idaho cougar)

Question: Aren't you glad you live in Idaho rather than silly California?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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