Governor Butch Otter has appointed a replacement Fish and Game commissioner, representing southwest Idaho on the seven-member panel.
Otter announced his pick Thursday: Tim Murphy, a former Idaho director for the Bureau of Land Management.
In 1978, Murphy started as a firefighter in the Bridger-Teton national forest and in addition to his time with the BLM, he spent a decade as the director of Fire and Aviation at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.
In a press release, Murphy says he looks forward to hearing and addressing issues and needs important to Idahoans.
He is replacing former commissioner Blake Fischer, who resigned in October after sharing photos and captions from a hunting trip in Africa that many found inappropriate.
Assuming confirmation by the state senate, Murphy will serve the remainder of Fischer’s unexpired term, ending in June 2022.
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