While most of my time at the 2013 SHOT Show was focused on getting the lowdown about new hunting gear, I also had the unique opportunity to sit down with Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. If you're like me, the "g" word (government) elicits a feeling of instant skepticism—especially when dealing with anyone who holds a government title in front of their name.
Despite his high-ranking position in an office that greatly affects my core lifestyle, Dan came across as a genuinely down-to-earth guy, which helped to lower my hackles as soon as we shook hands and began chatting. Most encouraging, however, is that he's a dedicated hunter.
Watch this video interview to hear what Dan has to say about how the USFWS serves the hunting community.
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