Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tabbed a diehard whitetail hunter — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin — for his vice president running mate last Saturday morning.
Deer & Deer Hunting conducted an exclusive interview with Ryan earlier this summer. Ryan said he was eager to take on the challenge of Romney’s invitation if given the opportunity.
Ryan, 42, is a seven-term congressman from Wisconsin and has been a lightning rod for fiscal matters in Congress while serving as chairman of the House budget committee and as a member of the House Ways and Means committee. During the announcement Saturday at the battleship USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va., Romney called Ryan “an intellectual leader of the Republican Party” and that Ryan’s “integrity is unquestioned and his word is good.”
Ryan is the spotlight of the October issue’s “I’m a Deer Hunter” column in D&DH, which will hit newsstands shortly. We will post the entire Paul Ryan interview here on deeranddeerhunting.com soon, which includes Ryan discussing his hobbies, sports, the environment and his childhood along with photos of Ryan enjoying his all-time favorite hobby: deer hunting!
Here is a sneak peek at the October issue of D&DH. It hits newsstands on Sept. 4.
Click HERE to read even more about Ryan the outdoorsman and what his values mean to the political landscape. Also, see some of the exclusive quotes he shared on what hunting means to him and his family.