JEERS ... to Idaho Senate Resources and Environment Committee Chairman Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth. To say his committee's treatment of Fish and Game Commission appointee Joan Hurlock of Buhl was abysmal, heavy-handed and hypocritical would be an exercise in understatement.
Appointed by Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter last summer, Hurlock has drawn fire from elements of a Magic Valley fringe hunting group that prefers one of its own to guide fish, game and wildlife management. Rather than stand up to this special interest group and challenge its motives, Pearce, joined by Sen. Lee Heider, R-Twin Falls, and Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton, did its bidding.