I could not resist checking out a newborn at Fish and Game’s front desk as I was passing the lobby in the Boise office. It turns out that one-month-old Teddy Romero just became the owner of an Idaho Fish and Game lifetime license!
Travis Palmer, who sold the license to Teddy’s dad, Joe, said that most parents bring in a birth certificate. But Joe brought in his newborn son instead. The name sounded familiar to me. It turns out, that Joe is the son of John Romero, a rancher we had interviewed years ago for an Incredible Idaho story on sage grouse. So the apple does not fall from the tree….wildlife lovers all around.
I remembered John because he was a particularly articulate interview and a commercial and military pilot with a degree in wildlife management. Since those days, John has developed a business that flies aerial wildlife surveys using infrared technology. And at times, Idaho Fish and Game is has been one of his clients.
See you out there, Teddy! - Sue Nass, Bureau of Communications.