Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed Tim Murphy as the new Fish and Game Commissioner to represent Southwest Idaho.
The appointment of the former Idaho State Bureau of Land Management Director is effective immediately and is subject to confirmation by the Idaho State Senate.
In addition to his tenure at the BLM, Murphy worked for a decade as the Director of Fire and Aviation at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.
Murphy is replacing former Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer and is serving out the remainder of Fischer’s unexpired term, ending June 30, 2022. Fischer was asked to resign after circulating what many considered to be inappropriate photographs and captions of a hunting trip to Africa. Those photos included a family of baboons that Fischer boasted about killing.