Talk:Matthew J. Hogan

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this loser needs his picture on S/W - here's a gov photo, should be unimpaired. Matthew J. Hogan
Matt...dude; your mom still uses a bowl to cut your hair? Hasn't she heard about Flowbee yet? Hey, put that rifle down, it was a jkoke, ok?

--Hugh Manatee 04:54, 11 Aug 2005 (EDT)

Quote: "Chris Dolnack, NSSF's managing director of program development. 'Not only is Matt a lifelong hunter and shooter, but he embodies the leadership qualities our industry needs in a young executive.'" [1]

NSSF = National Shooting Sports Foundation

Data Dump

Matthew J. Hogan joined the Fish and Wildlife Service as Deputy Director in July 2002. Hogan’s focus includes working with traditional partners of the FWS, including hunting, fishing and sportsmen's groups as well as policy issues dealing with migratory birds and the National Wildlife Refuge System. He has contributed greatly to the conservation of important waterfowl habitat across the country, but especially in the Prairie Pothole Region.

Hogan spearheaded efforts to improve the FWS process for determining the value of purchased easements by instituting a new procedure to expedite successful outcomes. This change streamlined programs to protect native grasslands and wetlands to such a degree that the easement processing backlog has been completely eliminated.

Ducks Unlimited

Hogan testimony, June 17, 2003, to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee regarding S. 525, to amend the Non-Indigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 - [2]

Approves reauthorisation with caveats. On cursory read, looks ok, the changes mostly having to do with attacking the vectors for the non-indigeneous specis introduction.

Editorial, A bad choice for FWS chief, St. Peterburgs Times, April 15, 2005

Humane Society Press Release, Trophy Hunting Advocate Named Acting Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 03/18/2005

Prominent SCI hunter Kenneth E. Behring donated $100 million to the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum and, according to published reports, tried to get the museum's help in importing a rare Kara Tau argali sheep which he shot in Kazakhstan and had shipped to a Canadian taxidermist—one of only 100 Kara Tau argali sheep remaining in the world. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, now under Hogan's watch, is the agency charged with granting or denying such trophy import permits.
"The Fish and Wildlife Service should police trophy hunters and others who seek to harm wildlife," added Pacelle. "They should not act as a procurement agency for people who simply wish to shoot rare animals as a means of improving their standing in the competitive world of trophy hunting."

"Tried", from the Humane society probably means failed and fined even ater a $100,000,000 Smithsonian donation? It is a stretch to say the SCI approved of this or would circumvent the endangered species act just for their hunting buds. They would lose a hell of a lot of hunting members if they tried this crap. Few hunters would approve of shooting one of the last animals in a species. This takes a special class of pig.

National Shooting Sports Foundation dumps out a press release about a Hogan keynote, and touts the "4-Cs": communication, consultation, and cooperation, all in the service of conservation. This from a pro gun group. Be careful about counterproductive spinning. If hunters have begun to see the rationale and self-interest served from conservation, why go for the throat?

  • graduated from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York in 1990
  • 1998-2002 conservation policy director of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, serving as a liaison between the hunting, fishing and conservation communities and the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
  • government affairs manager for Safari Club International
  • legislative director for Congressman Pete Geren of Texas

Dave Wedge, Boggs' Safari hunting pals are GOP pets, Boston Herald, Jan 10, 2005 (findarticles dot com mirror)

A politically connected big-game hunting group that honored Wade Boggs for killing exotic animals donated $180,000 to lawmakers last year and is run by a former federal wildlife official.

Safari Club International, which animal rights activists say endorses killing endangered species, gave most of the money to pro- hunting Republican congressmen and senators and ponied up $5,000 to the Republican National Committee, campaign finance records show.

The group, which counts Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former president George H.W. Bush and retired Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf among its members, once honored President Bush as "governor of the year."

The 30,000-member, Arizona-based organization is headed by Tom Riley, a former enforcement officer for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. And current Fish and Wildlife Deputy Director Matt Hogan is a former SCI lobbyist.

Animal rights activists say the ties between SCI and Fish and Wildlife pose a conflict because the federal agency is responsible for regulating the import of exotic animals and enforcing endangered species rules.

"The idea of a Safari Club lobbyist having a top position at the federal wildlife agency is outrageous," said Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States. "This is a guy who has made a career of promoting the trophy hunting of rare species and he's put in a position to oversee wildlife policy in the United States."

Fish and Wildlife spokesman Matt Snow denied any conflict, saying, "The rules are the rules and it doesn't matter who's in charge."

Fish and Wildlife officials decide who can import exotic animal trophies into the country, at a cost of $25 a permit. Pacelle said endangered species are sometimes allowed in, if the trophy is going to a museum.

But many hunters skirt the laws by creating fake museums or donating it for a short period and then taking it home, he said.

"They set up these phony museums so they can get tax write-offs. You donate the animal to a phony museum and you get a tax break but really the museum is a room in their home," Pacelle said. "It's a big scam."

Boggs, an SCI member who was voted into baseball's Hall of Fame last week, has been criticized by animal rights groups for his big- game trophy hunting and ties to the controversial elite hunting society.

SCI spokesman Rick Parsons acknowledged that members have killed species on the United States endangered list but said that list is not recognized worldwide.

Parsons defended the group, saying money paid to foreign countries for safaris fuels conservation and that hunters eradicate regions of deadly predators.

While Parsons denied that SCI endorses "canned" hunts - shooting animals at fenced-in hunting ranches - Pacelle and other animal rights groups say such trips are routinely offered at SCI conventions.

The hunting ranches, which are legal in 33 states, buy animals, including elk, buffalo, zebras and various large cats, from exotic animal dealers who sometimes get the creatures from zoos and circuses, Pacelle said.

Some ranches offer "no kill, no pay" guarantees with "menus" that charge $3,500 to kill a zebra or $3,000 for a yak.

"Most Americans would be horrified to know that it is perfectly legal to shoot exotic animals in a pen but there are powerful lobby groups that want to preserve this opportunity for hunters bent on adding a large number of animals to their trophy rooms," Pacelle said.

"No one's banned it because of groups like Safari Club. They block legislation to ban this ghastly practice."

A federal proposal to ban "canned" hunting was filed last year.

Even as nasty as this, it is still private property, and by taking away from private rights here it makes it easy over there, etc...

A law banning importation of threatened animals for hunting on private lands would be ok though, but this is what they pay good contribution cash to stop, isn't it?

My favorite from the article is

"Most Americans would be horrified to know that it is perfectly legal to shoot exotic animals in a pen..."

Most hunters would question the size of the shooters' gonads if they found out also. This isn't sport, and it sure the hell isn't hunting.

Just be careful that you do not create what you oppose. Many hunters have begun to swing over to the side of conservation, too much rhetoric and they will react negatively. Hunting ain't going to stop in America anytime soon. Work with what is possible and available, attack at the fringes. Laugh at people who would call idiots who release minks from their cages "terrorist" is a good place to start. Pointing out the utter lack of machismo in the canned hunt is another. Just don't be horrified or appalled; you're only playing for the allready convinced if you do.

Most of what I've located is rehased Humane society press release. A good possibility for data not included would be the whitehouse dot gov in mid March 2005 or the DoI website for a Norton release around the same time.

This guy might not be evil incarnate, but after looking at his photo, I wouldn't want to be sharing a duck blind at dawn with him when he started humming the banjo tune from Deliverance...

cheers --Hugh Manatee 06:28, 11 Aug 2005 (EDT)

Ok .. done now! :-) Artificial Intelligence 06:59, 11 Aug 2005 (EDT)

a few more, then i am done looking too

Strange One:

  • The Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing, University of Kent at Canterbury
    • Matt Hogan
    • Part of something called the Ethnographics Gallery
      • We're not that strange! This is a link using a facility we are experimenting with that creates rss indicies from external sources combined with another that interprets rss indicies... we need to work on our attributions I guess!? The link has disappeared in any case [404 page not present].

  • A Letter touting cutting down forests to save them, Hogan is a signatory, before his FWS appointment, Ten Second Response, National Center for Public Policy Research
    • This is the NGO that Delay's shyster called an "educational" org that paid for Delay getting some lessons at St. Andrews Golf club, but its head, Amy Ridensaurous or whatever, in recent testimony regarding Abramhof claimed she was too stupid to see what he was doing with her org's money. What a joke. Amy kneeds a edjukayshun.
      • This explains a lot: " The National Center is a TOWNHALL.COM member organization"
      • I still laugh about the International Public Policy Surfer Dude Think Tank President Guy. It's a classic form of ripping off the government and the people, as well as a lesson in ditch digger's morality
      • Google cache of same letter from a site called the ruffled grouse
  • We need a transcript for this: NSSF’s Third Annual Future Leaders Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 30, in Room N221 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. US Fish & Wildlife Service Deputy Director Matthew J. Hogan will keynote the gathering. (picked off of google cache of a NSSF "bullet point" release-great logo)

Fish Tales - March 25, 2005 - USDA Forest Service Pg 5,6

Interior Secretary Gale Norton names an acting Director for the US Fish and Wildlife Service
Interior Secretary Gale Norton today named Matthew J. Hogan to be acting director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service until a new director is nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Hogan has served as the Service's deputy director for the past three years. He will assume the duties of FWS Director Steve Williams, who announced his resignation last week to become president of the Wildlife Management Institute.
"Matt Hogan has played a major role in furthering the President's commitment to cooperative conservation through partnerships with states, tribes, local communities, conservation groups and others," Norton said. "He will provide continuity and skillful leadership to the Service during the period of transition to a new director."
Before joining the Service in 2002, Hogan, 37, spent four years as conservation policy director of the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, serving as a liaison between the hunting, fishing and conservation communities and the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus. Prior to that, he was government affairs manager for Safari Club International and legislative director for Congressman Pete Geren of Texas.
He graduated from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York in 1990.

Twofer: SCI pub called ROAR that references Hogan as CSF Director of Conservation Policy.

--Hugh Manatee 07:24, 11 Aug 2005 (EDT)

FYI .. after visiting the Humane Society of the United States website today while doing research on the Matthew J. Hogan article, I received a news alert email from them even though I had not logged in on their website.

Only two possible connections occur to me:

  1. they have a tracking software which connected the dots from the IP address to my email address
  2. they tracked my SW path back to the email address registered with SW

And this is the HSUS that did this ... just imagine, if you can ....

BTW .. just checked the deleted/blocked email which arrived in my personal email box .. and it was addressed to me by my first name ... Artificial Intelligence 13:39, 11 Aug 2005 (EDT)