Discussion Topic: New Mexico Game Director Resigns After Illegal Hunt

_The head of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department is resigning from his position, a month after the state Game Commission revoked his hunting license for illegally killing a deer. Bruce Thompson submitted his resignation late Wednesday. Conservation officers had called for him to step down . . . for illegally shooting a deer on . . . private property. . . . .

Thompson, who had a valid deer hunting license, said he believed he was on federal land. . . . [He] took responsibility for the illegal kill, but members of the New Mexico Conservation Officers Association claimed the director's handling of the incident gave the department a bad name.

A letter from the association stated Thompson "should step aside and let a qualified and trustworthy person take the reins."_

Thompson says his resignation has nothing to do with the illegal kill. Do you believe him? Should he have been asked to step down? Was he right to do so?