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Offline dreamunelk

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Re: New director
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2018, 06:05:14 PM »
As heavy handed as Ecology is with landowners I am a little concerned.

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Re: New director
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2018, 07:35:35 PM »
Career Environmentalist.  That doesn't sound good.

That's what I noticed, zero experience in biology, fish or game.  Plus, not even a real engineer to boot wapiti hunter.   :chuckle:

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Re: New director
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2018, 07:46:36 PM »
So he is a geological engineer, with a career in the Dept. of Ecology. Perfect for the head of WDFW. I get the logic from way out here in Yelm.

Seriously, I am really trying to see how he was the best candidate. If I had a pool where he was the best, I would rewrite the job description and hunt again. Has anyone seen the job posting/description? Shouldn't there have been at least something about experience managing wildlife?

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Re: New director
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2018, 09:17:44 PM »
 :bash:  In a meeting with him a couple years back where some new research was introduced.  At the end he was asked to comment, said he did not learn a thing

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Re: New director
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2018, 11:11:25 PM »
After Unsworth was in a while I was almost wishing we had Anderson back, I'm afraid by this time next year we'll all be wishing we had Unsworth back, I fear even darker times ahead for hunting in Washington! This is a downward spiral!  :bash:

I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see any indicators this will be good for the hunters of Washington!
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Re: New director
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2018, 09:23:25 AM »
So he is a geological engineer, with a career in the Dept. of Ecology. Perfect for the head of WDFW. I get the logic from way out here in Yelm.

Seriously, I am really trying to see how he was the best candidate. If I had a pool where he was the best, I would rewrite the job description and hunt again. Has anyone seen the job posting/description? Shouldn't there have been at least something about experience managing wildlife?

Unsworth supposedly had a background in wildlife management, he worked for IDFG for several years, look where that got us.

WDF&Wolves are in a race to the bottom, needs to be a lawsuit to change the direction, expose the corruption.

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Re: New director
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2018, 09:35:43 AM »
"The public has high expectations for WDFW, and I'm excited about being in a position to deliver the results they deserve."

I suspect a vast majority of the public doesn't even know what WDFW is. For those who do I doubt their expectations are high.

If he manages well and listens to the right people, he can succeed. Given that only 4% of our population hunts, our voice is small.
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Re: New director
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2018, 09:41:05 AM »
So he is a geological engineer, with a career in the Dept. of Ecology. Perfect for the head of WDFW. I get the logic from way out here in Yelm.

Seriously, I am really trying to see how he was the best candidate. If I had a pool where he was the best, I would rewrite the job description and hunt again. Has anyone seen the job posting/description? Shouldn't there have been at least something about experience managing wildlife?

Unsworth supposedly had a background in wildlife management, he worked for IDFG for several years, look where that got us.

WDF&Wolves are in a race to the bottom, needs to be a lawsuit to change the direction, expose the corruption.
Good luck trying to get hunters in this state to mobilize.  More likely to cannibalize and further the agenda.

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Re: New director
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2018, 09:50:08 AM »
Degree from WSU, no chance the current cougar plan gets revised now

I have a degree and would change the plan in a heart beat. Hopefully he improves things.

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Re: New director
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2018, 03:16:20 PM »
Degree from WSU, no chance the current cougar plan gets revised now

I have a degree and would change the plan in a heart beat. Hopefully he improves things.

 The point being he is a like minded coworker and friend of Wielgus. ;)
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Re: New director
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2018, 04:34:16 PM »
$165,000 a year for what, screwing the hunters/fisherman ? That is a total ripoff..........
I couldn't care less about what anybody says..............

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Re: New director
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2018, 04:48:15 PM »
The WDFW Director (and most agency directors) are people managers, not resource managers. Especially at WDFW where the Commission really controls the agency and most of the things we complain about. The Director isn't deciding limits, seasons, etc.

Agency directors are politicians there's no doubt about it. The WDFW Director needs to be good at working with the legislature (which Unsworth sucked at, former WDFW LE Chief Bjork was fantastic at it), budgeting, and managing his people (again what Unsworth sucked at.) If he is good at those three things it'll be a great improvement.

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Re: New director
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2018, 01:48:06 PM »
Listen folks…Hunters and anglers should breathe a great sigh of relief that Kelly Susewind was chosen out of the remaining three of the final cut to lead WDFW. Out of 19, there were several applicants hand-picked by left-wing enviro whackos that would have been absolute disasters for the future of hunting and fishing in this State.

I can assure you that Dirctor Susewind is a serious hunter and angler and will take our input seriously.  He has taken on a tremendously challenging job and will need our help and input.  Let’s give the guy a chance!  While you’re at it, tell the Commissioners that we appreciate them not making a horrible decision by hiring some of the others on the slate of applicants. We literally dodged a bullet.

As SCI's Regional Representative for this state, as well as an International Director, I can assure you that the backgrounds of nearly all the applicants for WDFW's Director position were researched extensively. We make it our business to know these sorts of things for the benefit of all hunters and anglers and our influential allies.  Read into that what you will. 

With that said, please consider joining SCI (and 1 of the 6 chapters near you!), so that we can continue to grow our already significant influence for hunting and hunters in Washington and beyond.

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Re: New director
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2018, 01:51:21 PM »
The response seems positive from the fishing and hunting groups and folks that know him.  I'm hopeful he'll do a good job.  Hopefully he figures out who to listen to and who to ask tough questions of (and then send packing). 

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Re: New director
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2018, 01:53:45 PM »
Allen- that's great news! It was a question I hadn't seen answered yet, if the new director was a hunter and/or fisherman. Thanks for posting that.

I wonder why the WDFW didn't mention that in the news release?

 


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