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An Idaho Department of Fish and Game logo, photographed in July 2015 at Anderson Ranch Reservoir near Pine.

BOISE (AP) — A 35-year veteran of Idaho Fish and Game has been named its new director.

The agency in a news release on Friday says the Idaho Fish and Game Commission appointed 59-year-old Ed Schriever to start on Jan. 13.

He is replacing 67-year-old Virgil Moore, who last month announced his retirement after leading the agency since 2011.

Schriever has worked as the agency’s fisheries bureau chief, Clearwater Region fisheries manager, a fish biologist and hatchery manager.

Schriever says Idaho’s outdoor heritage of fishing, hunting, trapping and wildlife-based recreation is inseparable from Idaho’s outdoor heritage.

Schriever will oversee an agency with 580 full-time workers and an annual budget of $125 million.

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