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Too young, too soon

Too young, too soon

Updated: February 23, 2010, 7:38 PM ET
By Gregg Patterson | ESPNOutdoors.com

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Director Sam Hamilton died on Feb. 20; apparently from a heart attack while on a ski vacation in Colorado. He was 54.

Hunters and anglers have lost a great friend an ally. Hamilton loved to hunt and fish and felt a great sense of responsibility to sportsmen. I had a lot of respect for Hamilton because of that. Too many times government bureaucrats either never had it, because they don't hunt or fish or they've become too far removed from the hunting and fishing ...

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