WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission stayed within the agency and selected veteran wildlife manager Virgil Moore as the new director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game Department. The agency made the announcement today.
Moore, 59, is the deputy director for field operations at Idaho Fish and Game and will replace Director Cal Groen, who is retiring.
Moore has 34 years of experience in wildlife management.
Before taking his current position in 2007, he worked as the director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He was hired by Oregon Fish and Wildlife in 2006 but returned to Idaho after less than a year for family reasons.
Moore was selected from a field of six finalists for the position, two from out of state agencies.