Fish and Game commissioner who killed cougar loses position
ote to replace Richards.
“It was pretty clear that Commissioner Richards had lost the confidence of the majority of the commission,” Sutton said. “Most of us feel it is inappropriate to use the presidency as a bully pulpit for your views.”]
The controversy over the January hunt was compounded when photos of a smiling Richards holding the dead cougar were posted on the Internet. Later, the state ethics agency alleged he had violated the state’s $420 gift limit when he accepted the guided cougar hunt worth $6,800.
However, officials with the state Fair Political Practices Commission declined to se