Ada Co. commissioner charged with game tag violation

BOISE COUNTY -- Ada County Commissioner Rick Visser is charged with misdemeanor failing to validate a game tag.

According to court records, Visser was charged in late April in Ada County and the case was then moved to Boise County. The commissioner tells KTVB he was hunting in Horseshoe Bend, which is in Boise County, at the time of the citation. He says the citation was for allegedly not validating his turkey tag immediately upon kill.

Under Idaho Statute 36-409 (Fish and Game - Licenses to hunt, fish and trap), as soon as a person kills any wildlife for which a tag is required, a tag belonging to that person must be validated and attached to said wildlife in a manner provided by commission rule.

Court records show Visser's trial is set for Jan. 9 in Boise County. He's due back in court next month for a motion hearing.

Visser was elected as Ada County District 2 Commissioner in November 2016.

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