Trump’s Pick for Interior is the Best Cabinet Nominee for Sportsmen, So Far

Congressman Ryan Zinke has been solid on public lands and outdoor recreation.

Rep. Ryan Zinke
Rep. Ryan Zinke
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. – -(Ammoland.com)-The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership affirms that America’s hunters and anglers can be optimistic about the management of public lands and sportsmen’s access under President-elect Trump’s pick for Secretary of the Interior.

After days of rumors, the transition team confirmed Trump’s intent to nominate U.S. Congressman Ryan Zinke in a statement today.

“Zinke is someone we can work with,” says Whit Fosburgh, TRCP’s president and CEO.

“He’s shown the courage to buck his own party on the issue of selling or transferring public lands that provide 72 percent of Western sportsmen with access to great hunting and fishing. He’s a lifelong outdoorsman, who we've found to be receptive to sportsmen's interests in Montana and D.C. We won’t agree with him on everything, but we think he’s someone who will listen and has the right instincts.”

In June, Zinke was the only member of the House Natural Resources Committee to cross party lines and vote against a bill that would allow states to acquire up to two million acres of national forest lands to be managed primarily for timber production, locking Americans out of our public lands.

Later this summer, he resigned as a delegate to the Republican nominating convention because of the party's position on the transfer of federal public lands to the states. Zinke is also in favor of full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which uses revenues from offshore oil and gas production to conserve important natural resources and open public access.

The Secretary of the Interior oversees management of public lands, minerals, and endangered species. Senior officials nominated to lead other Cabinet departments will be just as critical to the future of hunting and fishing.

“The Secretary of Agriculture is another leadership position that will drive habitat and access improvements in America through Farm Bill programs, and we simply cannot have someone in that seat who is hostile to conservation,” says Fosburgh.

Learn more about the value of public lands and Farm Bill funding for conservation on private lands.

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Inspired by the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the TRCP is a coalition of organizations and grassroots partners working together to preserve the traditions of hunting and fishing. Ensuring sportsmen’s access to quality fish and wildlife habitat safeguards the $646-billion contribution that sportsmen make to the American economy. www.trcp.org

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Hunter427
Hunter427
3 years ago

It’s online,on several occasions he traveled back to Montana for seal team 6 to scout a location for training. He was working on his property instead and he supmitted expense receipts. The caught him lieing. Look it up

Jack
Jack
3 years ago

Zinke was not only a SEAL (frog) but he was also at one time the commander of SEAL Team 6! A quiet/soft talker, smart and we can probably rest assured he is pro-Second Amendment as he is currently a state senator from Montana.

Hunter427
Hunter427
3 years ago
Reply to  Jack

He got throw out of seal team 6 for stealing time and travel expenses

circle8
circle8
3 years ago
Reply to  Hunter427

And you know this HOW???????

Comrade X
Comrade X
3 years ago

I can understand why a progressive pro government group like The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partenership (wasn’t Teddy Roosevelt our first progressive presidential nominee?) likes Mr. Zinke because 67% of his votes are liberal however draining the swamp to me does not mean putting an alligator like Zinke in charge;

A little more background on the liberal Zinke who has a rating of F by Conservative Review;

https://www.conservativereview.com/members/ryan-zinke/liberty-card/

Danny Koch
Danny Koch
3 years ago

how does Zinke stand on the 2nd amendment?