David Sams

David Sams

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While flying over the Atlantic Ocean watching Iceland go by, David J. Sams came up with the idea for Lone Star Outdoor News. It took two years of research before launching the Premier Outdoor Newspaper in Texas.

Lone Star Outdoor News, now in its eighteenth year, has grown to become the largest outdoor newspaper in the state. Published two times per month, the publication covers hunting and fishing news in a readable, fresh format. Sams has brought journalism to the outdoors and the timely, credible information is sought out by most of Texas’ elite sportsmen.

In 2013, Sams started the Lone Star Outdoor News Foundation. The foundation’s mission statement is to recruit hunters and anglers for a lifetime.

He served on the board of directors for the Dallas Safari Club for eight years and is still active with many other conservation hunting organizations. Many days you will find him at his ranch in West Texas taking photographs for the paper and enjoying working the land.

Sams is an Eagle Scout, and a graduate of The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he started his love for photography. Later he attended Sul Ross University and San Antonio College where he launched his career in photojournalism.

He is the author of two books Engulfed and Fly Fishing the Texas Coast and a contributor to many others.


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.