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Fair Chase and Hunter Ethics with Boone and Crockett Club’s Luke Coccoli on the “Hunting Matters with Joe Betar” Podcast

(Houston, TX- June 25, 2024) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and the “Hunting Matters with Joe Betar” podcast welcomes Luke Coccoli of Boone and Crockett Club.

Luke Coccoli is the Director of Conservation Programs for the Boone and Crockett Club based out of the Rasmuson Wildlife Conservation Center on the Club’s 6,000-acre Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch near Dupuyer, MT. He is a native Montanan and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front his entire life, hunting deer and elk with his rifle or bow and fly-fishing for trout. He has a bachelor’s degree in Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University and a master’s degree in education – Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Montana.

He enjoys all the things which enable him to spend time outdoors especially hiking, camping, biking, running and packrafting. His two Airedale terriers, Olive and Otis, accompany him almost everywhere he goes to help keep the grizzly bears away from his lovely wife and three kids. His day-to-day summer job is to manage the Rasmuson Wildlife Conservation Center on the Club’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch which lies just south of Glacier National Park on the east side of the Continental Divide. Jack of all trades, master of none may define his duties best as they vary depending on which hat he is wearing that day, from NRA rifle and shotgun instructor to NASP archery instructor, Wilderness First Responder, and certified wildlife biologist through the Wildlife Society, just to name a few.

About Hunting Matters with Joe Betar
“Hunting Matters with Joe Betar”: An acclaimed podcast celebrating the wonders of the great outdoors. Join hosts Joe Betar, Executive Director of HSCF, and Houston media personality Ramon Robles as they delve into captivating discussions with a diverse array of guests. From hunting and fishing to sport shooting, conservation, policy, and even culinary arts, this podcast covers it all. Available on all major podcast platforms—subscribe, listen, rate, and review!

About Houston Safari Club Foundation
Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the promotion of our hunting heritage. HSCF has awarded 668 scholarships totaling $3.05 million dollars. HSCF conducts youth outdoor education programs, career training, hunter education and field experiences throughout the year. HSCF has provided over $4 million in grants worldwide. Visit our website at or call 713.623.8844 for more information. HSCF. We Hunt. We Give.



Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a non-profit organization, exempt from federal income tax, under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The charitable deduction for contributions to HSCF is the cash amount of the contribution, less the value of goods and services received, to the extent permitted by law. HSCF EIN 74-2177975. Please contact your tax advisor concerning deductibility of any payments as business deductions. HSCF is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization.