Ca. Fish & Game Commission President Unfairly Attacked by Animal-Rights Orgs

California Fish and Game Commission President, Dan Richards
California Fish and Game Commission President, Dan Richards Hunting in Idaho

Sacramento, CA –-( The California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) believes that Fish and Game Commission (Commission) President Dan Richards should serve the remainder of his appointed term even in light of the recent public outcry.

Mr. Richards’ legal hunting activities, while in Idaho, have no bearing on the execution of his duties in the protection of California’s wildlife.

The California Fish and Game Commission is tasked with the oversight of regulations which govern the hunting of game species in our state. We believe it is important that Commissioners who serve on this important body have a thorough understanding of the critical role of hunting in science-based wildlife management and the conservation of the wildlife in our state.

Mountain lion hunting is highly regulated and managed with the best available scientific data in many western states.

Because of sound management practices, mountain lion populations are healthy and expanding and are in no way threatened. Though the outcry by animal-rights organizations to having Mr. Richards serve on the Commission is not surprising, COHA believes that he will continue to vigorously fight to protect California’s wildlife, habitat and natural resources.

Those looking to remove Mr. Richards from the Commission should focus more time and energy on helping California’s wildlife not attacking a law abiding hunter and Commissioner.

About California Outdoor Heritage Alliance

The California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) is a 501(c)4 non-profit political advocacy organization dedicated to the promotion of wildlife conservation and the protection of our hunting heritage. COHA was created in early 2006 by California Waterfowl to enhance the political effectiveness of hunters and other wildlife conservationists and enthusiasts in the halls of our State Capitol and beyond. For further information on COHA, please visit us at

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