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Mon Oct 15, 2018, 07:37 PM

Idaho Fish and Game Commisioner, Blake Fischer resigns

He said: "I recently made some poor judgments..."

Ya think? I've got to wonder what the results of his first two trips to Africa were?

Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer resigned Monday, three days after the Idaho Statesman first reported on criticism he faced for sharing photos of an African hunting trip. He was asked to resign by Gov. Butch Otter, the governor’s office said in a press release. Fischer has received criticism from around the world after Friday’s report on the hunting trip he took to Africa and the photos he shared with friends and colleagues. Particularly, the image of his posing with a “family of baboons” he shot during his trip to Namibia provoked criticism from former Idaho wildlife commissioners and has circulated on national media outlets.

“I recently made some poor judgments that resulted in sharing photos of a hunt in which I did not display an appropriate level of sportsmanship and respect for the animals I harvested,” Fischer wrote in his resignation letter, which was provided by the governor’s office. “While these actions were out of character for me, I fully accept responsibility and feel it is best for the citizens of Idaho and sportsmen and women that I resign my post. I apologize to the hunters and anglers of Idaho who I was appointed to represent and I hope that my actions will not harm the integrity and ethic of the Idaho Fish & Game Department moving forward.”

Fischer sent an email to more than 100 people last month when he and his wife returned from their trip to Africa. It was his third visit. The email included a rundown of the animals they hunted with photos of one or both of them posing with the animals. The first photo was of four baboons Fischer killed with a recurve bow at the beginning of the trip. Fischer posed, smiling, with what he called a “family of baboons.” That prompted at least two former Fish and Game commissioners to email him telling him he should resign. One of those emails — written by Fred Trevey — was forwarded to the governor’s office by another former commissioner. That email indicated that several more former commissioners were bothered by Fischer’s actions.

The governor’s office received 1,134 emails and more than 320 phone calls about Fischer, spokesman Hanian said. That feedback was “overwhelmingly against” Fischer’s actions, Hanian said. All but nine of the emails and two of the phone calls disapproved of Fischer, he said.


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https://www.idahostatesman.com/outdoors/hunting/article220067030.html#storylink=mainstage

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Reply Idaho Fish and Game Commisioner, Blake Fischer resigns (Original post)
yonder Oct 15 OP
AJT Oct 15 #1
dixiegrrrrl Oct 15 #2
yonder Oct 15 #7
Metro135 Oct 15 #19
NoSmoke Oct 15 #26
Baitball Blogger Oct 15 #3
malaise Oct 15 #4
HipChick Oct 15 #5
malaise Oct 15 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Oct 15 #8
yonder Oct 15 #11
Hermit-The-Prog Oct 15 #16
yardwork Oct 15 #9
yonder Oct 15 #13
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 15 #10
iluvtennis Oct 15 #12
efhmc Oct 15 #17
Maraya1969 Oct 16 #33
USALiberal Oct 15 #14
AZ8theist Oct 15 #15
PaulX2 Oct 15 #18
Progressive Jones Oct 15 #24
calimary Oct 15 #31
47of74 Oct 15 #27
packman Oct 15 #20
rwsanders Oct 15 #21
MontanaMama Oct 15 #22
yonder Oct 15 #32
Progressive Jones Oct 15 #23
spanone Oct 15 #25
Grassy Knoll Oct 15 #28
geralmar Oct 15 #29
Turin_C3PO Oct 15 #30
MineralMan Oct 16 #34

Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 07:43 PM

1. I think using the word "harvested" reflects his "deep" remorse.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 07:53 PM

2. That and the fact he apologized for the pics


not the killings.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 08:25 PM

7. That got me too.

It seems the apology was for being found out, not the act.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 09:25 PM

19. That dentist who shot Cecil the lion also used the word "harvested."

You fucking KILLED them - innocent wild animals, including babies. Don't give me this "harvested" crap.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 10:22 PM

26. Yeah,

and his "respect" for the animals. What an asshole.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 07:53 PM

3. And this surprises us, how?

They have been infiltrating these positions, even soil and water conservation positions, for years and we KNEW their agenda. They had no commitment to being good stewards.

We just have to wait until they poison the water, create conditions for red tide, or shoot any living thing they think they can get away with before we can take action.

And, frankly, resignation is not enough.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 07:56 PM

4. The vile scumbag killed an entire family of baboons including a baby

I hope a herd of elephants trample him to death and leave him for the lions to finish off.

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 07:57 PM

5. Karmic retribution...

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 08:37 PM

8. Noise worked

Next time you see an activist urging phone calls and emails, thank 'em!

I know two on here I'll thank again: bettyellen and BigmanPigman. They worked hard against Kavanawful. He was confirmed, but their efforts yielded a lot more people informed and involved.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 08:51 PM

11. Noise did work and the thing is,

without knowing for sure, I've got to think the majority were from Idahoans. Red state, pro-hunting Idahoans. Otherwise, lame duck Butch would've likely just blown them off.

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Response to yonder (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 09:07 PM

16. yes

No hunter I know would act like he did. Maybe I've just led a sheltered life.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 08:40 PM

9. He's a horrible person.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 09:04 PM

13. When the story first broke, I did some digging around,

thinking that Blake Fischer could be related to former Idahoan, American Family Association dude and all around evangelical nut, Bryan Fischer. I did not do my due diligence, but my search turned nothing up. You know, birds of a feather and everything.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 08:43 PM

10. Buh bye

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 09:01 PM

12. I saw the disgusting pic of the giraffe and that brought tears to my eyes. I would really have

been balling had I saw the entire family of baboons. What a DEPLORABLE he is. Glad he resigned.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 09:09 PM

17. Those pics came up yesterday when I went on Twitter.

Unfortunately I couldn't scroll through them fast enough for them not to lodge in my head.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #17)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 09:04 AM

33. I'm the same way. I try and avert my eyes and scroll past. I find it so upsetting.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 09:06 PM

14. WTH do you pose with dead animals for? You used a gun to kill an unarmed animal. How brave. nt

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 09:07 PM

15. Just another RW coward...

shooting at things that won't shoot back. How "manly"...

Asshole.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 09:23 PM

18. I Hate Republicans

With the fire of a trillion suns.

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Response to PaulX2 (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 10:20 PM

24. Same for me...

I see them as enemies of our society, our nation, and our democracy, but I can't legally treat them as such. Yet.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #24)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 11:10 PM

31. Welcome to DU, Progressive Jones!

I refer to them as "the bad guys." Because they ARE.

The animals he "harvested." That's how the whale hunters put it, too.

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Response to PaulX2 (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 10:29 PM

27. Me too. With the fire of one trillion plus one suns.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 09:43 PM

20. Good- but, POS still doesn't understand the anger

When I saw those pictures with all those dead animals and his grinning face, I thought "That is a guy that just likes to kill things." Killing with a bow and arrow is terrible and cruel in and by itself.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 09:47 PM

21. Oh boo hoo, he'll be making the rounds of Fox "news" soon, and making twice as much money.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 09:51 PM

22. Glad this asshole resigned.

I have to say I’m surprised. FYI...don’t patronisze Jimmy Johns. The owner Jimmy John Liautaud is one hell of a slob hunter himself.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #22)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 11:48 PM

32. Thanks, MM. They're now on my list.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 10:17 PM

23. This kind of game hunting is for weak, weak boys attempting to be men. nt

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 10:21 PM

25. K&R...

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 10:38 PM

28. SnowFlakes Gonna Avalanche Their Shorts

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Mon Oct 15, 2018, 11:04 PM

30. What an evil, vile, piece of shit!

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 09:08 AM

34. May this haunt him for the rest of his sorry life!

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