Created: 05/02/2014 8:03 AM
By: The Associated Press
SANTA FE (AP) - The ranching superintendent at the Philmont Scout Ranch has been appointed to the State Game Commission by Gov. Susana Martinez.
Robert Ricklefs of Cimarron is the ranching and farming superintendent at the 137,000-acre Philmont property operated by the Boy Scouts of America in northern New Mexico.
The seven-member commission sets hunting and fishing policies and oversees the state Game and Fish Department.
Ricklefs holds a bachelor's degree in farm and ranch management from the University of Wyoming.
He fills a vacancy on the commission, and his appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.
Former commission chairman Scott Bidegain resigned in February because of allegations he was an accessory to the unlawful killing of a cougar.
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