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New US Interior Dept. order expands hunting access

Interior Department Secretary Zinke issued an order to expand hunting

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robert99 robert99 Sweden Posts: 1360
1 10 Feb 2018

Adding to his pro-hunter reputation, Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke issued an order Friday to expand big-game hunting access across the western U.S.

Zinke signed the order while attending the Western Conservation and Hunting Expo in Salt Lake City.

The order will "improve wildlife management and conservation and expand opportunities for
big game hunting by improving priority habitats ​within important ​and migration corridors across
the West," according to a department press release.

The Interior statement said "priority" states for the new measure would include Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming​.

Zinke has made no secret of his love for hunting, and since taking the helm of the Interior Department he's made a number of changes to merge the passion with government policies.

On his first day in office back in March, he issued an order that overturned a ban of lead ammunition and fish tackle on Fish and Wildlife Service lands and waters. In September, Zinke issued another secretarial order designed to increase access to various public lands for hunters and fishers.