Posted: Aug 8, 2012 1:46 PM by Associated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Newly ousted California Fish and Game Commission President Dan Richards says he knew today wasn't going to be his day.
The real estate developer who had been criticized for killing a mountain lion in Idaho was stripped of his leadership role with little discussion Wednesday during a meeting in Ventura.
Richards said his morning began ominously when he was listening to Nickelback during his workout and heard the song, "If Today Was Your Last Day." He says he was "fully aware" today would be his last day as president.
The San Jose Mercury News reports the commission voted unanimously to replace him with member Jim Kellogg. Richards has said he plans to remain on the five-member commission until his term expires in six months.
Conservationists clamored for his ouster after photos surfaced earlier this year of him holding the slain mountain lion.
Hunting mountain lions is banned in California, though it's legal in Idaho and other states.
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