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GoWild Partners With Houston Safari Club Foundation

Houston Safari Club Foundation has long had a mission of preserving the sport of hunting through education, conservation and the promotion of our hunting heritage. As times have changed and there is a need for new generations of hunters, the organization realizes it’s also equally important to recruit new people into the lifestyle. The nonprofit is joining GoWild to do just that. GoWild is a digital community of outdoors enthusiasts supporting education, interaction and activity in the outdoors. Together, the two aim to activate current hunters to participate in conservation efforts beyond hunting, and to provide tools and resources for newcomers to pick up hunting for the first time. Read The Full Press Release Here!

Houston Safari Club Foundation & GoWild Team Up to Tackle Hunter Recruitment, Conservation Challenges & More

Houston Safari Club Foundation has long had a mission of preserving the sport of hunting through education, conservation and the promotion of our hunting heritage. As times have changed and there is a need for new generations of hunters, the organization realizes it’s also equally important to recruit new people into the lifestyle. The nonprofit is joining GoWild to do just that. GoWild is a digital community of outdoors enthusiasts supporting education, interaction and activity in the outdoors. Together, the two aim to activate current hunters to participate in conservation efforts beyond hunting, and to provide tools and resources for newcomers to pick up hunting for the first time. “The marketing and communications landscape is ever-changing and rapidly evolving. This change applies to the outdoor enthusiast as much as any other group,” said Joe Betar, Executive Director, Houston Safari Club Foundation. “GoWild and its podcast, Restless Native, allow us to

Texas Wildlife Needs YOUR Help!

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act Update The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act now has 53 co-sponsors (22 Republicans and 31 Democrats). This includes two Texans, Beto O’Rourke of El Paso and Gene Green of Houston. YOU can help get more Texas co-sponsors! Check out our online toolkit for speaking points and a sample letter to your Member of Congress. Then go to your U.S. Representative’s website and urge him or her to co-sponsor H.R.4647, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would mean more than $63 million annually to our over 1,300 Texas species at risk of becoming endangered. This landmark legislation is good for wildlife, good for business, and good for Texans. Please email or call your Representative today.

Secretary Zinke Proposes Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities at 30 of America’s National Wildlife Refuges

Date: May 21, 2018 Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov Secretary Zinke Proposes Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities at 30 of America’s National Wildlife Refuges  PLEASE NOTE: The Fish & Wildlife Service will seek comments from the public on the proposed rule for 30 days, beginning with publication in the Federal Register in coming days. The notice will be available at www.regulations.gov, docket no. FWS-HQ-NWRS-2018-0020, and will include details on how to submit your comments. An interim copy of the proposed rule is now available at https://www.fws.gov/home/pdfs/Proposed_2018-2019_Hunt_Fish_Rule_signed.pdf. WASHINGTON – Continuing his efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a proposal to open more than 248,000 acres to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges. Opportunities include places like Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in Illinois and Wisconsin, and deer hunting in Philadelphia at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge being proposed for the first time. The proposal also outlines

HSCF Youth Program Volunteers Needed

The HSCF Youth Program is in immediate need of volunteers dedicated to preserving the future of hunting.  Every year, young people who meet the HSCF youth program criteria, are nominated to participate in our program by adult representatives.  One of our most successful annual youth outdoor programs introduces several Houston area girls & boys, from local schools and groups, to hunting, fishing and wilderness conservation.   The hunting groups are small by design, consisting of four to six young people and their adult guides. Limited numbers allow for more thorough hunter or outdoor education instruction. Young hunters learn about various conservation efforts by hunting on sponsor ranches that must harvest an abundance of animals to maintain their specific wildlife management program. Many different youth hunting, fishing and outdoor experiences are sponsored by HSCF.   Also, each year we host 150 area high school students for our Youth Wildlife Conservation Experience

Houston Safari Club Awards Grant to Sportsmen’s Alliance

Houston, TX (May 10, 2018) – Houston Safari Club (HSC) continues its support of Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation through a grant of $15,000 to support their incredible efforts to defend hunting, fishing and trapping against lawsuits, legislation and ballot issues initiated by animal rights and anti-hunting organizations. For 40 years, the Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation has been able to achieve a 95% success rate of defeating anti-hunting led initiatives. Unfortunately, the number of new anti-hunting initiatives is increasing and the only way they can meet those challenges is with increased funding from supporters like HSC. “We’re extremely grateful that the Board and members of the Houston Safari Club continue to demonstrate the importance of fighting to protect our heritage,” said Evan Heusinkveld, Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation president and CEO. “It’s through the commitment of organizations like HSC that we’re able to engage in battles all across the country.” Strengthening the partnership between Sportsmen’s
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.