Skip to comments.Idaho commissioner who circulated 'nauseating' hunting photos resigns
Posted on 10/15/2018 8:50:28 PM PDT by Simon Green
A Fish and Game commissioner in Idaho who came under fire for circulating images of he and his wife posing with dead animals during a hunt in Africa resigned on Monday, saying he had made "poor judgments."
In a letter to Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, the commissioner, Blake Fischer, said those judgments "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."
While claiming the photos were out of character, Fischer apologized and said he hoped the photos would "not harm the integrity and ethic" of the Idaho Fish and Game Department.
Fischer was criticized by former commissioners for sending the photos to them and others in a Sept. 17 email. In the note, which was obtained through a public records request, Fischer said the hunt occurred after he and his wife traveled to Namibia for a couple of weeks a trip that was his third to Africa and her first.
"First day she wanted to watch me, and 'get a feel' of Africa," he wrote. "So I shot a whole family of baboons. I think she got the idea quick."
The images showed Fischer and his wife smiling above the bodies of various animals, including several monkeys.
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What, exactly, are you supposed to do on a hunting trip if not hunt?
Baboons are probably varmits in Namibia.
You hunt monkeys?
Idaho! Maryland, Massachusetts, but not Idaho.
Did a so-called "journalist" write this tripe?
They taste like dog.
Its idiotic to post kill pictures on social media. I hunt in Idaho, if I kill an elk you wont know it. I may send you a recipe for fried loin meat, biscuits, and gravey but thats all. Kill it eat it and forget it. I eat the hell out of beef. I dont need pictures of it being killed. SJW crap is stupid. Those that are swayed by it are stupid. Hell of a way to spend my hunting license fees.
I wonder what ...an appropriate level of sportsmanship and respect for the animals I harvested.” would look like?
Jeez, here’s a big time NBC reporter and the first sentence:
.of he and his wife....
s/b...OF HIM,,,HIM AND HIS WIFE.
My God, have some pride in your product!
Could be, but he was asking for trouble enjoying the kill of a baby chimp.
Some of the hunting Fudds out there have no balls.
All I see now in archery magazines is talk about how global warming is causing diseases in elks. I kid you not. These people are completely infiltrated by anti gun leftist social justice feel good castrations.
>> saying he had made “poor judgments.”
Stop apologizing to the a-holes!
The referred state policy of indulging non-hunters gives me pause.
What does this have to do with gun rights in America?
Baboons raid crops and are known to attack people. Theyre pests.
Baboon, not chimp.
Dumb,some people should not be on social media.
It was the picture of him after he killed the Giraffe that really sparked the mess for him. Sorry I don’t see the point killing something like that.
Other than size, whats the practical difference between shooting a giraffe and (for instance) a gazelle?
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