I came over to Washington D.C. for a couple of days this week to receive the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership ‘s Achievement in Conservation Award. It’s an honor for me, but I think of it more like I’m accepting the award on your behalf. The work that I’ve done in conservation comes down to pointing hunters and anglers like you in the right direction in order to preserve your hunting and fishing resources. My success is measured by your response, which has always been vigorous and vocal. For that, I want to thank you. That comes from me as an outdoorsman who wants to see a secure future for American wildlife, and also from me as a regular guy who just wants to see good people doing good work. Let’s keep at it. Threats to our lifestyle will continue to rise up. We’ll continue to slap them back down. Again, thank you.

If you so choose, you can watch my acceptance speech here.