Idaho Fish and Game commissioner resigns amid backlash over African hunting picture


BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho Fish and Game commissioner has resigned amid backlash he received after sharing multiple pictures from a hunting trip to Namibia via email.

One of those pictures showed him posing next to a family of baboons he says he hunted with a crossbow.

Around 4 p.m. Monday, Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced that he had asked for and subsequently received the resignation of Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer. The many calls for his resignation quickly spread online, and among at least one former game commissioner, after Fischer returned from his trip.

One photo, in particular, showed Fischer posing with a family of baboons he said he had hunted with a crossbow.

CNN reported Fischer sent an email boasting about using the baboons to introduce his wife to game…

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