Cal Groen, director of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game since 2007, says he wants to spend more time hunting and fishing. Groen announced his retirement today, ending a total of 21 years with Fish and Game.
Along with the announcement of Groen's retirement, the agency published a list of the director's accomplishments, including overseeing the state's first regulated wolf hunt, establishing five new community fishing waters and realizing $1 million in annual savings through employee consolidation.
Not mentioned was an October 2010 event in which Groen was accused of hunting on private land outside of Elk City. Groen pleaded guilty to trespassing and was ordered to pay a $500 fine