Ohioan Budzik appointed to important federal panel

Washington — Retired Ohio Division of Wildlife chief Mike Budzik has joined a blue-ribbon panel designated to advise the Trump administration on pro-sportsmen and pro-shooting issues.

The 18-person Hunting and Shooting Sports Council will meet at least twice annually in Washington to – in the words of the U.S. Department of the Interior – provide the agency’s secretary, and the Agriculture Department secretary, “with advice regarding the establishment and implementation of existing and proposed policies and authorities with regard to wildlife and habitat conservation.”

The purely advisory council will also examine ways to benefit wildlife resources; encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, state, tribal, territorial, and federal government; and benefit recreational hunting and recreational shooting sports, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said.

To read more about this story, pick up a copy of the July 20 print edition of Ohio Outdoor News.

Categories: Ohio – Jeffrey Frischkorn

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