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#2741619 - Thu Aug 09 2012 01:08 PM Speaking of mountain lion hunts.......
4c_game_chaser Offline
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really? removed from his job for going on a legal hunt? what a world we've made.

California official replaced after killing cougar

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) The California Fish and Game Commission removed its president on Wednesday, months after he was criticized for killing a mountain lion in Idaho.

Real estate developer Dan Richards was stripped of his leadership role with little discussion during a meeting in Ventura.

Richards said his morning began ominously when he was listening to Nickelback during his workout and heard the song, "If Today Was Your Last Day."

"I was fully aware today would be my last day as the president, but it's not my last day on God's green earth," Richards said after the unanimous vote to replace him with member Jim Kellogg.

Richards, who was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008, has said he plans to remain on the five-member commission until his term expires in six months.

Conservationists clamored for his ouster after photos surfaced earlier this year of him holding the slain mountain lion.

Hunting mountain lions is banned in California, though it's legal in Idaho and other states.

"Californians have twice voted in a resounding fashion to protect mountain lions in our state, and his flagrant flaunting of his disagreement with the electorate put him out of sync with California," said Jennifer Fearing, state director of the Humane Society of the United States. "We're glad to see the commission take action."

Critics, including animal welfare groups, said the commission chief should uphold the values of the state he represents. Hunting groups defended Richards.

Richards also came under fire for accepting the $7,000 hunting trip without paying any of the cost. He repaid the hunting lodge after an ethics complaint was filed.

In the wake of the controversy, the commission changed rules that give the presidency to the most senior member of the commission and instead chose to have the president selected by majority vote.

He told the San Jose Mercury News (http://bit.ly/MwkOvF) during a recent interview that he broke no wildlife laws.

"There's no chance I did anything wrong," Richards said. "I did everything by the book."
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#2741640 - Thu Aug 09 2012 01:18 PM Re: Speaking of mountain lion hunts....... [Re: 4c_game_chaser]
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You know how politically correct they are on the left coast.
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#2741642 - Thu Aug 09 2012 01:21 PM Re: Speaking of mountain lion hunts....... [Re: John S]
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Yeah really!

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#2741646 - Thu Aug 09 2012 01:23 PM Re: Speaking of mountain lion hunts....... [Re: 4c_game_chaser]
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Loc: Crawford County - 1B
Ridiculous...

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#2741659 - Thu Aug 09 2012 01:33 PM Re: Speaking of mountain lion hunts....... [Re: John S]
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Originally Posted By: John S
You know how politically correct they are on the left coast.


grin I know, I know!
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#2741718 - Thu Aug 09 2012 02:54 PM Re: Speaking of mountain lion hunts....... [Re: 4c_game_chaser]
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Unbelievable. If I were him I'd move.....to another state. jestera

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#2741738 - Thu Aug 09 2012 03:11 PM Re: Speaking of mountain lion hunts....... [Re: 4c_game_chaser]
RobOz Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 11 2005
Posts: 4474
Loc: Washington Co. P.A.
a beautiful state ruined by left wing libtards.

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#2741839 - Thu Aug 09 2012 05:01 PM Re: Speaking of mountain lion hunts....... [Re: 4c_game_chaser]
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Posts: 178
Loc: western PA
There is science, logic, reason; thought verified by experience. And then there is California.

I also believe there is nothing wrong in southern California that couldn't be solved by a sudden rise in sea level. HAHA


Edited by bassbucks69 (Thu Aug 09 2012 05:01 PM)
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#2741848 - Thu Aug 09 2012 05:07 PM Re: Speaking of mountain lion hunts....... [Re: 4c_game_chaser]
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Loc: Fayette County
Unbelievable. Penalized for legally hunting a mountain lion?

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#2741868 - Thu Aug 09 2012 05:39 PM Re: Speaking of mountain lion hunts....... [Re: C R O W]
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Loc: Effort ,PA
I think it was the ethics issue that caused his firing (even though he paid $7k to the lodge)....but then again, we are talking Comifornia so who knows... crazy
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