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HSC JULY 2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

HSC Opposes RETURN (Repealing Excise Tax on Unalienable Rights Now) our Constitutional Rights Act of 2022 Andrew Clyde (R-GA) introduced the RETURN (Repealing Excise Tax on Unalienable Rights Now) our Constitutional Rights Act to eliminate the eleven percent federal excise tax on firearms and ammunition that funds conservation in America. Clyde’s position is that the excise taxes on firearms and ammunition threaten Second Amendment rights. The Pittman-Robertson Act apportions excise taxes on hunting, shooting and fishing equipment as well as boat fuel in all fifty states and U.S. territories. Last year, $1.5 billion was raised, which was used to support state and local recreational outdoor opportunities and wildlife and habitat conservation efforts. Pittman-Robertson dollars have generated $15 billion for conservation since it was enacted in 1937. Clyde’s bill proposes replacing the conservation funding through offshore oil and gas taxes, similar to the Land and Water Conservation Fund. To learn more

Houston Safari Club Applauds Passage of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act By U.S. House of Representatives

Houston, TX (June 14, 2022) – Houston Safari Club applauds the leadership of U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (R-MI) and the support of the U.S. House of Representatives for the future of hunting, fishing and conservation. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 2773) today. This bipartisan bill will assist state agencies and tribes to reverse population declines for at-risk wildlife species before they become endangered. It also provides $1.3 billion annually to state fish and wildlife agencies to implement their science-based wildlife action plans and an additional $97.5 million for tribal fish and wildlife managers. RAWA will invest more than $50 million per year in Texas for wildlife recovery and related public education and recreation and is expected to create 23,800 to 33,600 jobs. This legislation was drafted with input from hunters and anglers across the nation and is intended to help both game

This Week on HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Radio & Podcast: Chris Horton, Senior Director – Fisheries Policy, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation

(Houston, TX- June 2, 2022) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcomes Chris Horton, Senior Director – Fisheries Policy, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, to discuss the Hunt / Fish 30×30 coalition / America the Beautiful Initiative. Chris Horton joined the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) in 2010 as the Midwestern States Director. In this role he oversaw and interacted with the state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses and members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus throughout the region. As the Senior Director, Fisheries Policy, he serves as CSF’s primary point of contact on federal recreational fishing issues, as well as assists the States Program Team staff with challenges for anglers at both the state and regional levels. Chris currently serves on the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council and has served on the Marine Protected Area Federal Advisory Committee, the board of the National Fish Habitat Partnership, and the Future Fisherman Foundation board

HSC JUNE 2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Migration Corridors and Seasonal Habitats on USFS Lands A letter was sent to Randy Moore, Chief, U.S. Forest Service to encourage the U.S. Forest Service to prioritize the conservation of migration corridors and seasonal habitats for big game and other species. Specific recommendations included working closely with NRCS and DOI bureaus to coordinate and align wildlife corridor conservation and enhancement, on public and private lands, through voluntary, non-regulatory measures that respect the rights and privacy sensitivities of private landowners; incorporating and acknowledging the benefit to wildlife corridors, seasonal habitats and habitat connectivity from investments made through implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including the nearly $3 billion for the 10-year Wildfire Crisis Strategy; directing USFS regions to work closely with states and tribes to consider and incorporate the conservation of wildlife corridors and seasonal ranges into land use planning; and to consider conservation benefits that can be created through implementation

HSCF’s Hunter’s Horn® Magazine Receives 2022 Communicator Award

(Houston, TX- May 30, 2022) Houston Safari Club Foundation has been honored with a 2022 Communicator Award of Excellence in the category of Design Features-Overall Design, for its quarterly hunting publication, Hunter’s Horn® magazine. The 28th annual Communicator Awards winners were recently announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for marketing and communications professionals. Founded by passionate communications professionals over two decades ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best digital, mobile, audio, video, and social content the industry has to offer. The Communicator Awards is widely recognized as one of the largest awards of its kind in the world. The Communicator Awards are judged and curated by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). The AIVA is an assembly of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated

HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Podcast Recognized As 2022 NYX Marcom Award Winner

(Houston, TX- May 23, 2022) The Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce its “Hunting Matters” radio program/podcast was named a Silver Winner by the 2022 NYX Marcom Awards in the Audio & Podcasts-Nonprofit category. NYX Awards is the leading international awards program that recognizes, celebrates, honors excellence in marketing, communication, and creativity across all facets of industries and mediums, to advocate valuable and significant projects. Since its establishment in 2018, NYX Awards has thrived tremendously, receiving thousands of exquisite entries, from more than 60 countries, each year. “HSCF and the Hunting Matters team are proud to be recognized by NYX Marcom. Special thanks to our producer and co-host, Ramon Robles and HSCF Marketing & Publications Manager, Carla Nielsen. We truly appreciate the support of our guests, sponsors, iHeartMedia, and our listeners,” stated Joe Betar, Hunting Matters host and Houston Safari Club Foundation Executive Director. NYX Awards is
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.