Idaho Governor Appoints Two to Fish and Game Board
BOISE, Idaho (KLIX) The governor of Idaho has appointed two new members to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, representing the Magic Valley and Salmon River regions.
The office of Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter announced the appointment of Rupert farmer Greg Cameron and retired judge Jerry Meyers to the 7 member commission. Cameron is an archer and member of the Minidoka Bowman Club and Idaho State Bowhunters. He has four children with four grandchildren.
“I am a passionate outdoorsman, and truly care about our natural resources in Idaho, especially the fish and game,” Cameron wrote in applying for the post. “We have a special state, with diverse fish and game opportunities. I would like to see it stay that way for many generations to come.”
Meyers served as an attorney in Lemhi County magistrate court. From 2007 to 2014 he served as senior judge. Meyers is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and Safari Club International as well as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Idaho Houndsmen.
“My life experiences growing up on a cattle ranch in Power County, a real estate broker/appraiser, outfitter/big game guide, attorney, judge, and mediator will be beneficial working with the wide spectrum of issues and people coming before the board,” Meyers wrote in applying for the position. “Those varied professions have given me significant insight into how to resolve issues as they are presented.”
“I’m grateful to Greg and Jerry and to all those who applied for these two positions,” Governor Otter said. “We’re fortunate to have citizens with the civic virtue to step up and accept the challenge of developing public policy in such an important and sensitive field, and I’m confident that our unsurpassed wildlife resources are in good hands with these additions to the Fish and Game Commission.”
The two men fill vacancies left by the expired terms of Mark Doerr of Kimberly and Will Naillon of Challis, respectively.