Joan Hurlock was raked over the coals when Idaho Gov. Butch Otter nominated her for a position on the Idaho Fish and Game Commission earlier this year. She did not get that appointment, supposedly because she wasn't enough of a hunter and didn't have the right credentials.

What exactly are the credentials of the lumber company owner and the Magic Valley aviation company executive who were just appointed to the commission? It seems to successfully become a member of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, you just need to have an irrational fear and hatred of wolves and advocate to see them eliminated in any indiscriminate and inhumane way possible.

Susan Westervelt


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