Gov. Polis is blatantly stacking the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission with animal rights activists in appointing three new members in the last week.

One of the new representatives for hunters and anglers on the commission is none other than Gary Skiba, author of the controversial wolf conservation plan.

Colorado Politics reports Skiba has close ties to the backers of the wolf ballot measure, and is also a member of the extremist group, Defenders of Wildlife.

Also appointed by Polis last week to the commission were Jessica Beaulieu, an attorney that advocates for animals, and Jack Murphy co-founder and president of Urban Wildlife Rescue.

We’re guessing the First Gentleman, a noted animal rights advocate, had a hand in these decisions.

PeakNation™ will recall with some hilarity and frustration Polis’s notorious appointment of Ellen Kessler to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine. She finally resigned last year after numerous scandals.

These latest appointments aren’t sitting well with sport fishing and hunting advocates who see the deck being stacked against them.

Grant Jerry of Woodland Park didn’t mince words when he told the commission that hunters and anglers “will not stand aside as powerful anti-hunting groups, veiled as animal rights activists, attempt to dismantle (or) discredit the North American Model and exclude hunters from wildlife management, while slowly whittling away at hunting opportunities for Coloradans.”

Colorado Politics reports:

The coalition had recommended Pat Dorsey, a well-respected and long-time fly fishing guide from Evergreen.

The governor’s office refused to answer when Colorado Politics asked three times why he chose Skiba over Dorsey.

Gubernatorial spokesman Conor Cahill instead said the governor has expanded opportunities for hunting and angling and “has taken comprehensive steps to protect wildlife for hunters and anglers.”

Pretty sure what the governor’s spokesman meant is that Polis and the First Gentleman are doing everything in their power to protect wildlife above all others.

Don’t be surprised to see the “No Hunting” and “No Fishing” signs  going up soon alongside the “No Trespassing” signs on Colorado’s public lands.