Featured Stories | Pacific Southwest Region – Interview with a hunter

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Waterfowl hunting season has begun in southern Nevada, including on many National Wildlife Refuges. Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge manager Rob Vinson sat down to discuss hunting on refuges and why it is essential for preserving wild lands. Above, ducks fly off over a lake on Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Tim Parker/USFWS

A conversation with Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge manager Rob Vinson on why hunting is essential for preserving wild lands

Source: Featured Stories | Pacific Southwest Region

Michel: Rob, tell me about your experience with hunting.

Vinson: I always had an affinity for hunting, and I’ve always loved ducks. I’ve been hunting since I was probably about six or seven years old. I talked my dad into taking me out. Since then, I’ve been hunting every single year, and it hasn’t gotten old yet. Now as a public servant, my job is to work for the people to ensure that the refuge and its resources are taken care of. My main concern is ducks and other migratory birds, and then we have the hunting as a side benefit. That’s the way I’ve always seen it. I need to make sure the refuge is in top condition and can support the ducks first. Read more . . .

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