Fish and Game Head is Way Unapologetic About Shooting Cougar; Read Letter to Assemblyman

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The president of the California Fish and Game Commission, who caused a stir when a photo of him with a dead mountain lion he shot appeared online, is unapologetic and then some in the face of calls for his resignation by 40 Democratic Assembly members, not to mention Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Read the letter to Assemblymember Ben Hueso, who is leading the charge against Commissioner Daniel Richards, below. A sampling:

"Do you really think a California Commissioner is actually obligated to follow California laws across these United States? Really?"

Richards also levies this typographical rejoinder: "There is ZERO chance I would consider resigning my position..."

KQED Public Radio's Forum program covered this issue today. Listen to an archive of the show later in the day.



Also, KQED's Ian Hill has Storified reaction to the story...