I’d like to give everyone a little background on the state of Wyoming’s Game Commission. This is taken off Wyoming Game & Fish home page.
The Commission serves as the policy making board responsible for the direction and supervision of the Director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and through the Department provides an adequate and flexible system of control, propagation, management and protection and regulation of all wildlife in Wyoming (W.S. 23-1-301-303, W.S. 23-1-401). Seven members are appointed by the Governor for six-year terms with Senate confirmation. Not more than four members shall be of the same party (W.S. 23-1-201).
The first question about the commission that We have….. Four members shall be of the same party? Does that mean that democrats are supposed to be on the board? That is a big red flag to a prudent Individual as Our Wyoming Volunteer is not sure one of those commission members is affiliated with the Democratic Party!
Now to the member we want to discuss and need to rally and get this man kicked off the commission. His name is Mike Schmid. He is the Commissioner from District #3. He was appointed to the commission in March of 2017 and he will be there until March of 2023 unless we can oust him.
Contact information for Mike Schmid;
Wyoming Game & Fish Commissioner
P.O. Box 14
La Barge, WY 83123
Also important is contact information for the Director of Game and Fish, Brian Nesvik
Also the Governor needs to be contacted;
Governor Mark Gordon
Mike Schmid has a public facebook page. If you look on his FB page, you will see lots of dead animals. There are photos of his grandchildren holding up dead prairie dogs with him captioning it stating that the kids are doing a little varmint hunting. He is a public figure and his postings are very distasteful. The biggest mistake he has done though is to post a photo of himself with a dead mountain lion draped around his neck. Also please not the cougar is wearing a research collar. Mike also has images that show he hauled out a Stock Tank then put a trail Camera in place. So a Prudent Individual should question was he given Collar Tracking Data for the Cougar that is draped over his shoulder or did he actually bat the Cougar in with the stock Tank, and then kill it. The Images in our coming Video were gathered under Facebooks Free Use Policy due to the fact that they are shared publicly.
Not only is this distasteful, but begs to question if a little quid pro quo was going on here. Mike Schmid was appointed to the commission by Governor Matt Mead back in March of 2017. The photo was obviously taken in the late Summer/Fall time period. The cougar is wearing a collar. Did Game & Fish give Mike the coordinates, so he could kill this lion? I wouldn’t put it past either party involved.
Remember the ID Commissioner that posed with the dead family of baboons? That went viral and we got him ousted from his position. We need to step up and do the same here. There is no difference between posing with a trophy in Africa and posing with a trophy right here in our own country!
A Huge Thank you out to Our Volunteer in Wyoming for bringing this to our Attention.
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