NM: NM Game Commission chairman resigns after cougar killing
February 17, 2014
Scott Bidegain, chairman of the New Mexico Game Commission, has
resigned from from the commission, says a news release from the
Department of Game and Fish.
Bidegain’s resignation letter
over the weekend said: “I am honored to have served on the
commission and as its chair. Unfortunately, I was present during a
hunting incident earlier this month that will result in charges
being filed shortly. I believe that it is in the best interest of
the Commission and the Department that I step down at this time. I
think you should be proud to know that throughout this incident, the
officers at the Department acted honorably and professionally.”
The Game and Fish news release said department officers filed a
misdemeanor charge against Bidegain in Quay County Magistrate Court
on Monday, alleging he was was an accessory to the unlawful killing
of a cougar.
Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material
whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe
that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes
a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section
107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted
material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must
obtain permission from the copyright owner.