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Game commissioner in libs’ sights

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webmaster | 03/03/12

Some of the “everybody ought to live like we say they should” left-wingers who reside in the Bay Area are beside themselves with outrage this week. The cause of their angst is the news that the president of the California Fish and Game Commission, Daniel Richards, went to Idaho and shot a puma — legally. He also dined on meat from the puma, which also is legal.

A photo of Richards holding his 115-pound puma in a bear hug ran in Western Outdoor News, and the lefties who saw it immediately called for Richards’ resignation, as did 40-odd California legislators. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, desperate for publicity these days, also climbed on the antiRichards bandwagon.

Richards’ response has been to tell his critics to go climb a rope, in so many words.

Pumas are protected in California, so if one wants to hunt a big cat, one must go where such hunting is legal, or become a poacher...


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