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Zinke is Out
That is sad. Probably never have another Hunter in that role unless Trump appoints him. The bha zinke bashers can claim victory, and Pat themselves on the back
It is really sad that some people can't seem to think for themselves on matters such as this. They require a politically driven group with a special agenda to tell them how to think. Zinke was good for all of hunting and fishing. His results spoke for themselves. And, he managed to do way more for our cause of protecting hunting and fishermen access then any of these politically driven special interests groups combined. But he is evil because he believed in multiple use management, was a conservative, and knew that responsible resource extraction was part of the land legacy in this country. I SMH at the one way'ers.
Don Jr. Will reccomend a fine replacement.
From what I understand the next appointee is a Zinke understudy has already been tapped for the job. It is a female attorney that has been around for a while and seems to think like Zinke.
Probably more of Trump's appointees will be leaving. The Democrat controlled Congress is just gonna be one big investigation until they no longer control it. They have been champing at the bits until they regain power. Expect the caca to hit the fan......
Why do these guys think they can do anything they want.
Usually it's the appointees that come from the private sector with no prior government service that have the most problems adjusting to the Civil Service rules. Being ex-military and an ex-Congressman you'd think Zinke would have had more of a clue. One of the important jobs of the agency's General Counsel's Office is to educate new appointees on Hatch Act, ethics, and financial disclosure rules. He must have fallen asleep or had an aide complete his training for him. :D I worked as a Fed and once got a new boss that came from the private sector. One of his first questions was "how big is my expense account?" Got a real good laugh out of that one!
Ethics?government?democrats? Now there’s a mixture of oxymorons.
You forgot.....Rule Of Law?
Cracks me up to see how many people believe that it’s only the OTHER Party that has problems with ethics....
He wasn’t the best and he wasn’t the worst. He was a big proponent of selling off our national lands though and I won’t have that! As hunters we are stuck between and rock and a hard place. Democrats tends to side more with anti hunters and republicans want everything privatized. Both are a lose for hunters I’ve sided with BHA and yes I’m patting itself on the back because our national lands should never ever be sold
If I wanted privatization I’d move to Texas where public land is non existent and hunting is barely hunting anymore
Post a link of where Zinke stated he wanted to privatize public land please. Its that simple. You made the claim. Back it up.
Zinke was good for hunters and hunting in general ... the last thing I want in there is a damn Democrat environut beholden to the HSUS types and Greenpeace/Earth First ...
WV he has faced serious opposition from environmental groups and hunter access groups like BHA. Giving federal lands into state management with the states ability to sell said national lands is what I am talking about.
MichaelArnette, I am one who has been critical of the job the Zinke has done as secretary but in all fairness he has never personally advocated the position of transferring federal public lands to the states. That fact was one of the reasons his appointment was promoted by many prominent conservation groups.
As secretary of the interior he did have closer ties with avowed transfer proponents than I was comfortable with.
From a sportsman's perspective, Zinke was a dissapointment, not a total failure but definitely not the Teddy Roosevelt he attempted to portray himself as. From a sportsman's perspective, his replacement is likely to be much worse in his policies and agendas.
running like a scald dog ha ha
The Clinton administration really got the ball rolling with the sale of public lands. Libtards like to act like this is something new, but it's been going on for over 25 years. Federal agencies are required to identify and sell or trade "surplus" parcels. Zinke was not a proponent of this.
Utah state land board just listed for sale 28,000 acres of prime hunting and timber lands.
Michael, I asked a simple question. Are you capable of answering it with facts or are you simply reciting more hogwash that the BHA stated.
Responsible resource management isn’t evil. It’s not wrong. And, more importantly, is a part of the doctrine defining public owned and, federally owned but multiple use managed land holdings in this country. I understand the BGA is very much against that in almost all cases.
Like I asked my last post, do you have links to where he has proposed selling public land to private entity outside agency doctrine defining its intended role? Surely you do. No self thinking human would make such claims without proof in their own eyes. So, post it up.
"I understand the BGA is very much against that in almost all cases."
Um no. BHA is not against multiple use. Their mission is to protect wild places and our access to public lands. Responsible resource mangagement isn't evil. Nor is it wrong to oppose uses of our resources that are not responsible.