Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is accepting applications to replace
outgoing Fish and Game Upper Snake Commissioner Cameron Wheeler
whose term expires in June 30.
To be appointed, the successful candidate must be a resident of
the Upper Snake Region and well informed and interested in wildlife
conservation and restoration. Fish and Game commissioners are
appointed by the governor – no more than four may be from the same
political party – for staggered four year terms. Each commissioner
must be confirmed by the Idaho State Senate.
To download the application click on the following link:
Those interested should fill out the application and e-mail it
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or they may mail it to the address at
the top of the form or FAX it to 208-334-3454, attention Ann Beebe.
Don’t forget to include a brief resume.
Applications must be received or postmarked by May 16.
There are seven Fish and Game commissioners, each representing a
different region of the state. The commission is responsible for
administering the fish and game policy of the State of Idaho.
By law, commissioners must meet in January, April, July and
October of each year. In recent years the complexity of wildlife
and fisheries management has made it necessary to hold special
sessions in addition to the quarterly meetings.
Major duties and responsibilities of the commission are to
supervise the Department of Fish and Game; establish regulations
and other needed controls on fishing, hunting, trapping and
management of wildlife in line with the state’s wildlife policy;
approve department budgets for submission to the legislature; hold
public hearings and make decisions on the management of the state’s