cougar en California's Top Wildlife Official Replaced After Cougar Killing <p>California&rsquo;s top wildlife official lost that job today seven months after he shot a mountain lion in Idaho. As KPCC&rsquo;s Julie Small reports, the state Fish and Game Commission voted him out of office.</p><p>It wasn&rsquo;t illegal for commission president Dan Richards to kill the cougar, or to pose with his prey for a photograph that later circulated online.</p><p>California banned mountain lion hunts decades ago - but Idaho and many other states allow them.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 01:53:06 +0000 Julie Small 1883 at