Safari Club International Applauds Choice of Rep. Ryan Zinke to Lead DOI

Rep. Ryan Zinke
Rep. Ryan Zinke
Safari Club International - First For Hunters
Safari Club International – First For Hunters

USA -( Safari Club International’s President Larry Higgins issued the following statement reacting to news that Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) had accepted President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to serve as a cabinet secretary at the Department of the Interior:

“Ryan Zinke is an American hero. As a leader of Navy SEALs in combat he risked his life to defend our freedom and liberty. Hunters and all those committed to defending our hunting heritage acknowledge his patriotism and are thankful for his willingness to serve as Secretary of the Interior. As a state legislator and member of Congress, Ryan Zinke has compiled a clear record of support for sportsmen and women. The threats to hunting heritage have multiplied in the last few years and include the erroneous presumption that bureaucrats in Washington, DC know best how to manage wildlife conservation resources. For many years, Ryan has stood with hunters for greater access and for wildlife conservation policies based on sound science instead of emotion. As a westerner, Ryan also understands the need for states to manage their resources in line with the most sounds scientific principles and best practices. We stand ready to work with Ryan through his nomination process and beyond, and we wholeheartedly support his nomination.”

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