Otter adds two Fish and Game commissioners

Magic Valley gets second appointee after first denied post

July 2, 2013 

— Gov. Butch Otter on Tuesday appointed Brad Corkill of Cataldo and Mark Doerr of Kimberly to the seven-member Idaho Fish and Game Commission, which sets hunting and fishing rules and wildlife policy for the state.

Doerr, of Kimberly, succeeds Joan Hurlock of Buhl. Hurlock was appointed in June 2012, but the Idaho Senate voted not to confirm her appointment after a contentious hearing over her qualifications and priorities.

Doerr is the owner of Precision Aviation Inc. in Twin Falls. He will represent Region 4, covering southern Idaho’s Magic Valley. A pilot and flight instructor, Doerr has a bachelor’s degree in aviation. He is active in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Idaho Aviation Association.

“I do not enter the position with an agenda but rather to continue what I see as the quality stewardship and management of the state’s fish and game,” Doerr said. Corkill, owner of Whiteman Lumber Co. in Cataldo, will represent Region 1. He succeeds Tony McDermott of Sagle, whose term expired June 30. Corkill has a bachelor’s degree in forest engineering. He previously served on the St. Maries School Board and the Kellogg School Board. He was a member and past president of the Shoshone Medical Center Foundation. "I’ve been a lifelong hunter and fisherman, and I want to make sure my grandchildren have as good a quality of hunt as I do right now," Corkill said. "That’s my mission and that’s my goal."

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