Saturday, September 27, is National Hunting and Fishing Day, so this week we are focusing on Service workers who are sportsmen and -women who share their craft.
|Clint Wirick (right) on a turkey hunt with a friend.|
Clint Wirick is a wildlife biologist who works in the southern half of Utah doing habitat restoration. He works mainly with private landowners who voluntarily restore habitat to benefit wildlife. One of the best things about his job, he says, is that he has no typical day. One day he’s on a ranch talking with a landowner and planning habitat restoration while standing on a sagebrush flat surrounded by Aspen trees. Another day he’s wearing a pair of waders and working with contractors to restore native trout habitat.
5 Questions for Clint
1. Do you hunt/fish and if so what?
I do hunt and fish. I love the experience and have chased many species of fish and wildlife. I am a bird dog enthusiast and love upland hunting with pointing dogs. I love chasing elk and mule deer with a bow. I love high mountain lake and stream fishing for native trout.
2. Who got you into fishing or hunting?
My dad and my uncle introduced me at a young age. They taught me the importance of being together and enjoying family relationships as much as hunting or fishing skills.