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April 25, 2007

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Your Direct Line to the Secretary of the Interior


A few weeks ago, we asked you to send us questions (link) for Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne--the head of the department that houses the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and manages almost 500 million acres of public land. Well, we got some answers for you.

On April 17th, Field & Stream, along with editors from Outdoor Life, SHOT Business, QUAD, Saltwater Sportsman, and Popular Science, sat down with the Secretary for a roundtable discussion. Topics ranged from invasive species, to multiple use issues on public lands. The sound files below are Secretary Kempthorne's answers to questions on balancing energy exploration with habitat conservation, hunting in national parks, and managing wolf and grizzly populations. Click on a link to play the audio.

Kempthorne on balancing energy exploration with habitat conservation, part I
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Kempthorne on hunting in National Parks

Kempthorne on managing wolf and grizzly bear populations



Nothing but a bunch of softball questions for the Interior Secretary. Nice job F&S on cherry-picking questions. Is F&S a member of the RNC. You have the one person that can make a difference with regard to our federal governments enviromental policy and give sportsmen this garbage? Next time you want to help Sportsmen protect our natural resources, please do us all a favor...DON'T!

Ralph the Rifleman

Yea..I agree with you Paul-I didn't get much out of the these meetings either.
Softball play during a hardball game.


It is a sad day when you do not even address real issues with someone of this level in the govt. There are real issues concerning endangered species that are either being delisted or are not being listed at all. Or we could discuss how the leader of the most important branch in the govt. in reguards to the environment chooses to spend more money on diversification than on, on the ground field work.
Way to go F&S

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