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C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER
GOVERNOR

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2016
16:017

CONTACT: Jon Hanian
(208) 334-2100

 

 

GOVERNOR OTTER SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR IDAHO FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is accepting applications for two expiring terms on the seven-member Idaho Fish and Game Commission.

The appointments of Magic Valley Region Commissioner Mark Doerr and Salmon Region Commissioner Will Naillon expire June 30.

To be appointed, a successful candidate must be a resident of the Magic Valley Region or the Salmon Region and be well informed and interested in wildlife conservation and restoration.

Fish and Game commissioners are appointed by the Governor for staggered four-year terms, and no more than four commissioners may be from the same political party. Each commissioner must be confirmed by the Idaho Senate. Each of the seven Fish and Game commissioners represents a different region of the state.

Commissioners meet in January, March, May, July and November each year. In recent years the complexity of wildlife and fisheries management has made special commission meetings necessary in addition to the quarterly meetings.

Major duties and responsibilities of the commission are to supervise the director of the Department of Fish and Game; establish rules and other needed controls on fishing, hunting, trapping and wildlife management in line with the State’s wildlife policy; approve department budgets for submission to the Legislature; conduct public hearings and make decisions on managing Idaho’s wildlife.

Anyone interested may contact Ann Beebe in the Governor’s office at 208-334-2100 or by email at ann.beebe@gov.idaho.gov. Applications submitted via email must be received by the Governor’s office by June 3, or postmarked by June 3 if sent by regular mail.

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