Slightly tangential, and we at KNIFE like to stay in our lane and away from politics. I just figured that there are enough hunters and fishermen who visit our website that it was worth a share. especially this later part:
“She offers a strong and knowledgeable vision for the Interior Department, a vision that is informed by her earliest experiences with her family on public lands and waters and on successful hunts in the West,” Tawney said in a BHA press release. “She is approachable, capable, and a bridge-builder.”
I have my own issues with BHA, which are beyond the scope of this post. Haaland seems like she is a little gung-ho for closing down some public lands for species conservation. How much, versus how much she admits during confirmation questioning remains to be seen, but it seems like she will be at least receptive to the concerns of hunters and anglers. Target practice on BLM land is almost certainly under threat, which is not a good thing, but on balance I don’t think we could hope for a better Secretary of the Interior from this administration.