March 1, 2012
Pro-Hunting Commissioner’s Position in Jeopardy in Golden State
Anti-hunting groups are trying to force pro-sportsmen, pro-hunting Commissioner Dan Richards off the California Fish & Game Commission. Why? Because he legally took a mountain lion during a hunt in Idaho. Read More.
NSSF has sent a legislative alert to sportsmen in California urging them to voice their support for Commissioner Richards and NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane fired off a letter to Gov. Brown (D-Calif.) opposing any sanction against the commissioner.
Under state law, any fish and game commissioner can be removed by a simple majority vote in both houses of the state Legislature. Currently 40 of the 80 members of the Assembly are calling for Richards to resign. This could easily tip the balance of power on the Commission into the hands of anti-hunting extremists.
NSSF is continuing to actively monitor this situation.