Fish and Game commissioner who killed cougar loses position

Fish and Game Commissioner Daniel Richards

Daniel W. Richards was replaced as president of the California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday, seven months after he sparked a storm of controversy by killing a mountain lion during a hunt in Idaho.

 

Although the kill was legal in Idaho, California has outlawed the hunting of mountain lions for decades. More than 40 state legislators called for Richards to resign in March, saying he showed poor judgment in killing the cougar when the practice is opposed by most Californians. 

At the time, Richards defiantly refused to resign from the commission, saying he had done nothing improper. Even though thecommission

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