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Tue Oct 16, 2018, 05:36 AM

I shot a whole family of baboons': Idaho Fish and Game official resigns amid fury over Africa trophy

Source: WaPo

Updated.

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RED ALER! ACTION! Commission member Blake Fischer killed an entire family of baboons & babies He bragged that his wife wanted watch him hunt "So I shot a whole family of baboons" also shot a giraffe & leopard. TAKE ACTION and contact Governor Otter demand Blake Fischer’s removal pic.twitter.com/MDUJVanMOb

— Warrior Activist (@ActivistWarrior) October 13, 2018
Squatting amid loose red dirt and rocks, Blake Fischer posed for a picture, a triumphant grin stretching across his face. Arranged in front of him, resembling a macabre family picture, are the bodies of four baboons. The smallest one’s head is lolled back, its mouth slightly agape. Crimson blood stains its abdomen. A quiver of arrows is in the foreground.

The photo landed Fischer, one of Idaho’s Fish and Game commissioners, in the middle of a firestorm of backlash and resulted in Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter asking for his resignation Monday, according to a news release. Fish and Game commissioners are appointed by the governor to serve four-year terms and “are subject to removal by him.” Fischer was recently reappointed to serve until 2022, the Idaho Statesman reported.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/10/15/i-shot-a-whole-family-of-baboons-idaho-fish-and-game-official-faces-fury-after-africa-trophy-hunting-boasts/?utm_term=.e1c2d6e31c5e

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Reply I shot a whole family of baboons': Idaho Fish and Game official resigns amid fury over Africa trophy (Original post)
douglas9 Oct 2018 OP
Achilleaze Oct 2018 #1
janterry Oct 2018 #2
brush Oct 2018 #28
LuvNewcastle Oct 2018 #3
hedda_foil Oct 2018 #17
raccoon Oct 2018 #4
Iggo Oct 2018 #24
Croney Oct 2018 #5
Coventina Oct 2018 #22
rusty quoin Oct 2018 #6
democratisphere Oct 2018 #7
Scarsdale Oct 2018 #8
2naSalit Oct 2018 #9
getagrip_already Oct 2018 #14
geralmar Oct 2018 #16
dbackjon Oct 2018 #21
2naSalit Oct 2018 #33
Phoenix61 Oct 2018 #10
rickyhall Oct 2018 #11
riversedge Oct 2018 #12
AllaN01Bear Oct 2018 #13
getagrip_already Oct 2018 #15
lunamagica Oct 2018 #18
ffr Oct 2018 #19
caballojm Oct 2018 #20
TexasBushwhacker Oct 2018 #23
mr_lebowski Oct 2018 #26
ProfessorGAC Oct 2018 #25
Le Gaucher Oct 2018 #27
hunter Oct 2018 #29
keithbvadu2 Oct 2018 #30
Raine Oct 2018 #31
Shaddox Oct 2018 #32
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #34
MrScorpio Oct 2018 #35

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 05:43 AM

1. 'He's our kind of guy. Roh roh roh." - Dirty Donny Junior* (R)

* spawn of the republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 05:44 AM

2. I can't open that story, I don't want to see it

Horrible. And babies? Why does any hunter ever brag about killing babies

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Response to janterry (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 01:28 PM

28. How brain dead can you get? These repugs don't seem to have normally...

functioning brains with compassion. Not to mention awareness of how their cruelty comes off to the public.

The photo is gruesome, and he has a huge smile on his face.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 06:44 AM

3. How could someone be proud of something like that?

I don't get it and I hope I never will. Glad he lost his job. He might find it difficult to find another one now that everyone knows he's an amoral asshole. Someone like that should lose their right to own guns. He obviously can't be relied upon to exercise good judgement before pulling the trigger.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 10:14 AM

17. It wouldn't matter if he lost his right to own guns. He used a bow and arrows.

I'm sure his wife was properly impressed by hubby's courage in the face of a family of baboons.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 06:47 AM

4. Hey, Bungalow Bill, what did you kill? Sickening. Nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 12:33 PM

24. If looks could kill it would've been us instead of him. (n/t)

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 06:48 AM

5. No, a baboon shot a whole family of other mammals.

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Response to Croney (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 12:12 PM

22. No, sadly, the species homo sapiens sapiens has to own this.

The monsters are us.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 07:14 AM

6. Some wife...some husband

 

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 07:14 AM

7. This barbaric a**hole doesn't deserve to be employed by anyone.

Hoping the rest of his life is hell and misery! His sh'tty wife deserves the same! I will be placing my call this AM! Fire the f'er now! The govenor of Idaho should be impeached for appointing him!

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 07:35 AM

8. Disgusting The family

of baboons likely had a higher IQ than the entire tRump family combined. They certainly had better "family values" I am certain of that. Glad this cretin lost his cushy job. His wife sounds like such a sweetheart, too. Yeah, right.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 07:56 AM

9. Huh...

being Idaho F&G, I'm kind of surprised Butch made him resign. It's not like that agency has a lot of wildlife advocates in their ranks.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 09:44 AM

14. idaho prides itself on it's outdoors and wildlife...

Hunting and fishing is big business there. Most people hunt and fish. Say what you will, hunters are conservationists and killing for "fun" doesn't sit well with them.

Sure, yes, some assholes are also hunters. This one certainly was. But you can't call this hunting. He was lead directly to a position where he could shoot. It was killing, not hunting. There was no expectation that the game would be eaten. It wasn't population control. It was target practice.

I may be in the minority here, but hunting doesn't bother me. Killing does. This was senseless.

And I expect even the people of idaho were appalled by this. Asshats of course, probably laughed about it and made racial comments.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 11:39 AM

21. Agreed - I don't hunt, but no problem with hunting in general

 

Being led to an animal is not hunting. Killing with no use for the animal is just that, killing.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 10:14 PM

33. Yeah, they get good PR.

I lived in Idaho for about 15 years and have had many a battle with that agency over their mishandling of wildlife management and lying to the public and the feds.

Lots of ethical hunters in the region and that's not what I was calling out. I was calling out the agency and the governor whom I have also had issues. Those folks are in another world of their own.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 08:06 AM

10. What a sick fuck nt

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 08:08 AM

11. Murdering our cousins is still murder!

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 09:01 AM

12. He had to be asked to resign by the Gov. No morals to resign on his own.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 09:38 AM

13. shame . this is why i have always felt that these cabinet level positions should be on the balot for

years .

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 09:47 AM

15. note to the good people of idaho

You get what you elect. Pears don't fall from apple trees.

He is one of the herd, not one bad actor.

Time to have the whole administration resign.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 10:59 AM

18. The pictures are horrific. I wish I could unseen them

The family of baboons...they have the babies watch the parents get killed of vice versa? I can only imagine these monsters laughing at the terror and pain these innocent creatures went through.

And the giraffe? Who kills a giraffe? A sweet, harmless giraffe?



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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 11:18 AM

19. Like a cockroach, this is one example of what we know about because he opened his mouth.

I can assure you that within the illiberal community he is no exception to the rule.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 11:37 AM

20. Harvested???!!!

"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.” WTF does that even mean? It's certainly not a synonym for "murdered" which is a much more appropriate description of the cretin's actions. What a miserable piece of human garbage.

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Response to caballojm (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 12:16 PM

23. Oh yeah, they don't even have the balls to say "killed"

They'll say "harvested" or "took". They'll also say "I took the trophy" instead of "I sawed its head off".

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #23)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 12:39 PM

26. Even more ridiculous is calling the murder of non-game animals 'harvesting' in the first place

Are we supposed to believe that, after his photo shoot, this assclown took the baboons to be butchered, and he had the meat frozen, took it home, and subsequently fed the family and neighbors delicious baboon meat ... to survive the harsh winter?

Harvested ... PFFFFT.

What a fucking asshole this guy is.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 12:36 PM

25. He Doesn't Look Very Hungry To Me

So he killed animals just for the thrill of killing them.

Hey Blakey boy, next time you want to impress people, bring back a rhino, but only take a knife. Then we won't have to see you ever again.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 12:50 PM

27. You mean he killed the Trump Family ? Yippeeee !!!

 

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 02:13 PM

29. Had he been an officer in Nazi Germany...

... I'm pretty sure he'd have been bragging about the human families he killed.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 03:52 PM

30. A true 'sportsman'... Killing for the sake of killing.

A true 'sportsman'... Killing for the sake of killing.

(sarcasm?)

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 08:39 PM

31. Disgusting and heartbreaking

I can't look at the pictures.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 09:06 PM

32. Must have been "hard as a rock" while slaughtering these fellow beings

Fucking waste of space. I wouldn't be surprised if they star finding human bodies on his property. Psycopath.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 10:27 PM

34. I am so sick of the BLOODLUST of people like this

There is no place in a civilized society in the 21st century for this senseless kind of slaughter.

He obviously had NO remorse when that picture was taken. He squats behind an entire family, now dead, with a shit-eating grin plastered across his stupid mustached face. He only regretted his behavior because he revealed to the entire world what a piece of human excrement he is.

The fact that he traveled a significant distance to another country to intentionally and mercilessly murder animals that will probably be extinct in our lifetimes, sickens me to my soul.

And I swear the next time I hear that an American travels to Africa to kill a giraffe, I just might have to take revenge.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 05:36 AM

35. Sport and trophy hunters are the scum of the Earth

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