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This Week on HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Radio & Podcast: Heidi Lyn Rao, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Hunter Education Specialist

(Houston, TX- May 12, 2022) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcomes Heidi Lyn Rao, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Hunter Education Specialist for Southeast Texas. Heidi Lyn Rao was hired by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) in 1998 and has recruited, trained, and retained volunteers, as the Hunter Education Specialist for Southeast Texas. In 2010 she also assumed the role as statewide Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Coordinator.  During her TPWD career, she developed many partnerships and organized many education & outreach events. She started “Take Me Outdoors Houston” in 2009, when the Texas Wildlife Expo ended, and this will be the 14th year. She hosts wildlife workshops ranging from alligators to big game. She promotes hunting and outdoor safety to groups ranging from elementary school aged to flying offshore via helicopter to speak to oil and gas employees in the middle of the Gulf of

Boyds Hardwood Gunstocks Announced as HSCF 2023 Convention Presenting Sponsor

(Houston, TX- April 19, 2022) – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is proud to announce Boyds Hardwood Gunstocks as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2023 Worldwide Hunting Expo & Convention. HSCF’s annual convention is a 3-day gathering of HSCF members and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. Hundreds of exhibits, fundraising banquets, auctions, raffles, and entertainment complete the weekend. Celebrities, dignitaries, and policy makers from the outdoor world are often in attendance. HSCF’s Worldwide Hunting Expo & Convention is their largest fundraiser each year. Proceeds go towards fulfilling HSCF’s mission of preserving hunting through education, conservation, and the protection of hunters’ rights. The funds raised are used for scholarships, youth outdoor education, youth fishing and hunting trips and conservation grants to protect wildlife and habitat. “Hunting and firearms are synonymous, the HSCF and Boyds share a common ground in their dedication to preserving our traditions and passions. It was an

HSC APRIL 2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

America the Beautiful Initiative A letter was sent to Deb Haaland, Secretary, Department of the Interior, to express our optimism for the Administration’s interest in recognizing the continuum of science-based conservation as it develops the American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas and the inclusion of many of the priorities shared by hunters and anglers in the “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful 2021” report released in May 2021. HSC looks forward to working with the Administration to advance these priorities as part of the America the Beautiful Initiative. Federal Excise Tax Slippage Engagement Federal excise taxes collected under the Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration Programs from archery, sportfishing, and firearms industries are the foundational funding source for state fish and wildlife agencies that support conservation initiatives across the United States. Last year alone, these excise taxes generated roughly $1.5 billion in conservation funding and are extremely important to the entire conservation community.

HSCF & FORLOH Continue Partnership

(Houston, TX- March 17, 2021) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) proudly announces its continued partnership with FORLOH as the Official Technical Apparel of Houston Safari Club Foundation. FORLOH has been a supporter of HSCF since 2020. FORLOH’s partnership is vital in helping the nonprofit association continue its mission to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the promotion of our hunting heritage. “It’s great to partner with an organization that aligns so well with our shared values, like a passion for the outdoors, a love of hunting, a commitment to the responsible management of our national resources, and the education of future generations on the responsibilities of being hunter-conservationists,” commented Nick Skally, Forloh Vice President of Marketing and eCommerce. FORLOH will have a presence throughout all of HSCF’s media channels including the award-winning Hunter’s Horn magazine, Hunting Matters radio program and podcast, HSCF’s Worldwide Hunting Expo & Convention

HSCF’s Publication, Hunter’s Horn, Recognized as 2021 Top Outdoor Publication by Texas Outdoor Writers Association

Houston, TX (March 16, 2022) – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is proud to announce its quarterly publication, Hunter’s HornTM, has been recognized as the best outdoor publication by Texas Outdoor Writers Association (TOWA).   Hunter’s HornTM was recognized at the Texas Outdoor Writers Association’s annual Excellence In Craft Awards Banquet. The banquet is held in conjunction with TOWA’s Annual Conference, most recently assembling in February of 2022. This award comes on the heels of the HSCF publication receiving awards including a Gold Davey Award, Gold Marcom Award, American Graphic Design Award and a Communicator Award.   “Houston Safari Club Foundation and our publishing team are honored to receive this award from TOWA. For over 60 years, TOWA has been a leader in outdoor communication and the assembly of the best writers, authors, journalists, photographers, illustrators, communicators and broadcasters in the state of Texas,” stated HSCF Executive Director Joe Betar.

HSCF’s Foundation’s Publication, Hunter’s Horn TM , Recognized as 2021 Top Outdoor Publication by Texas Outdoor Writers Association

Houston, TX (March 16, 2022) – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is proud to announce its quarterly publication, Hunter’s HornTM, has been recognized as the best outdoor publication by Texas Outdoor Writers Association (TOWA). Hunter’s HornTM was recognized at the Texas Outdoor Writers Association’s annual Excellence In Craft Awards Banquet. The banquet is held in conjunction with TOWA’s Annual Conference, most recently assembling in February of 2022. This award comes on the heels of the HSCF publication receiving awards including a Gold Davey Award, Gold Marcom Award, American Graphic Design Award and a Communicator Award. “Houston Safari Club Foundation and our publishing team are honored to receive this award from TOWA. For over 60 years, TOWA has been a leader in outdoor communication and the assembly of the best writers, authors, journalists, photographers, illustrators, communicators and broadcasters in the state of Texas,” stated HSCF Executive Director Joe Betar.   About
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.