Donald Trump, Jr. has asked his hunting buddy Jason Hairston — former San Francisco 49er and current owner of KUIU Ultralight Hunting Gear — to be an unpaid Department of the Interior go-between with sportsmen’s groups. Only one problem, as revealed by thehill.com. . .
An Interior spokesman said that “there’s been no discussion of creating that job at Interior.”
I guess the Interior Department didn’t get the memo. But that didn’t stop DJ’s hunting buddies from welcoming Hairston’s “alternative arrangement.”
John Gale, director of conservation at Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, welcomed Hairston’s appointment . . .
“The Trump administration has gone on record in its support of public lands and issues important to hunters and anglers. We would welcome the appointment of an industry leader such as Jason Hairston to a position designed to amplify sportsmen’s values and the importance of our public lands and waters,” Gale said in a statement.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is a hunter. I love the idea of avid hunters and sportsmen having the President’s ear when it comes to land use issues (especially federal lands).
But the news of Hairston’s unofficial official position seems to be less about draining the swamp than making sure there’s good hunting in the swamp. Alligators. Yum!