Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner resigns after sharing controversial hunting photos

Posted at 10:09 PM, Oct 15, 2018

An Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner resigned after receiving pressure from Governor Butch Otter. Blake Fischer shared controversial photos of his recent hunting trip to Africa with more than 100 people. 

The photo that drew the most controversy was him smiling holding up a family of baboons including a baby.

He wrote, "I shot a whole family of baboons."

Reaction we received on our Six On Your Side Facebook page was pretty evenly split. 

"I am an avid hunter and I feel that it was a very unethical procedure," said Travis Hyde.

"The whole thing is horrifying," said Traci Davis. 

"It was 100% legal. Shouldn't have resigned just because people don't like it," said Matthew Compton.

"I don't think he should have to resign for a legal hunt," said Jaramy Grapatin.

In Fischer's resignation letter he said, "I recently made some poor judgments that resulted in sharing photos of a hunt in which I did not display an appropriate level of sportsmanship and respect for the animals I harvested."