‘Conservation Through Hunting’ | Speaker Mike Arnold
September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First 50 attendees will receive a signed copy of Mike’s new book!
In this talk, Mike Arnold reflects on examples of conservation through hunting in North
America, Africa, and Mexico. What is common in all these conservation efforts? A lion-share of
their funding comes from hunters. Listen as Mike describes the message hunters have for our
non-hunting friends and family; the message is simple and powerful. Hunting leads to habitat
restoration and protection. In developing countries, funding from hunters also provides local human populations a standard of living that far-outdistances their fellow country-men and –
women who are not involved in the hunting industry. Go along as Mike illustrates this message with his pursuits of Leopards in Namibia’s Kaokoland and Red brocket deer in the Yucatán Peninsula, entire ecosystems and their wildlife protected by conservation through hunting.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Petroleum Club of Houston1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor Houston, TX 77002
Dinner Buffet and Cash Bar
Members $50 per person
Stag & Dove Society Members $35
Non-Members $65 per person
About The Speaker
Mike Arnold has been a life-long hunter. The Hunter’s Horn blew very early for him. From the age of five, Mike has spent months each year pursuing game animals – from quail and rabbits behind his parents’ house, to kudu and leopard in Africa, and Brocket deer in Mexico.
Mike has more than 150 published articles, including feature pieces in Sports Afield, Hunter’s Horn, Safari Magazine, and African Hunting Gazette. Mike also produced two TEDx presentations on the topic of conservation-through-trophy-hunting. Mike’s new book, BRINGING BACK THE LIONS: International Hunters, Local Tribespeople, and the Miraculous Rescue of a Doomed Ecosystem in Mozambique is due out by July 1, 2022.
Combined with his love of the outdoors, hunting, and conservation is his passion for
science. Mike is a Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics at the University of Georgia. He has published hundreds of research articles and four books on topics including conservation biology. Publications such as Science Magazine, The New York Times, and National Public Radio continue calling Mike for interviews covering his research.
Mike lives in Georgia with his wife Frances. Their cat abandoned them after 16 years, they have no plans to ever have a pet again.
HSCF Member Jim Looke