HSCF Provides Grant Support for Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Black Bear Study

(Houston, TX- April 25, 2023) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) has provided funding to Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) in support of a research program investigating the natural repopulation of black bears in West Texas TPWF is partnering with the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) at Sul Ross State University on a research program investigating the natural repopulation of black bears in West Texas. This research project seeks to understand the region’s current black bear population and habitat needs, monitor their range expansion in West Texas, and foster that expansion through science-based management strategies. “We are grateful to Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) for its decades-long partnership protecting the wild things and wild places of Texas. In addition to supporting training and equipment for Texas Game Wardens, Trans-Pecos pronghorn restoration, and mentored hunting experiences for the next generation of conservation stewards, we’re excited for HSCF’s most recent gift for research


Elephant Import Permit Rule Revision HSC, along with Conservation Force and Dallas Safari Club, requested that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provide a 60-day extension of a comment period for its proposed revisions to its elephant regulation entitled Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revision to the Section 4(d) Rule for African Elephant and requested inclusion of the petition for revision of 50 CFR 17.40(e)(6)(E) jointly filed by Conservation Force, Dallas Safari Club and Houston Safari Club on September 28, 2022 to revise section (6)(E) of the same special 4(d) rule that limits trophy imports to two elephant per annum regardless of the period taken. 2023 Farm Bill Development Houston Safari Club aligned with several NGO’s, to submit an offer of assistance for development of the 2023 Farm Bill, to the House Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry and Senate Agriculture Committee. The offer requested the prioritization of fish


HSC Part Of Request To U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) For Shooting Range Projects in New Mexico HSC expressed its willingness to work in partnership as part of a plan to develop and expand a framework of cooperation among groups at the national, regional, and local levels for planning and implementing mutually beneficial projects and activities related to hunting, fishing, and shooting sports conducted on federal lands. Specifically, comments were provided in regard to BLM’s Notice of Intent (NOI) To Amend the Taos Resource Management Plan and Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Recreational Shooting Range Project on Public Lands in Santa Fe County. One concern was that the shooting ranges under consideration for lands managed by the Field Office will result in the premature closure of surrounding public lands currently open to dispersed recreational shooting. The preliminary planning criteria identified in the NOI for the plan amendment

HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Podcast Awarded Gold MARCOM Award

(Houston, TX- October 25, 2022) The Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce that its “Hunting Matters” radio program/podcast has been awarded a 2022 Gold MARCOM award.   MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, design shops, production companies, and freelancers. MarCom Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand creative professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges, and sets standards for excellence. “HSCF and the Hunting Matters production and marketing team is honored to be recognized by MARCOM. We greatly appreciate our program sponsors-Wildlife Partners, Gunwerks, FORLOH, Capital Farm Credit, MidwayUSA Foundation, U.S. LawShield, Silencer Central, Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s, and Boyds Gunstocks,” stated Joe Betar, program co-host and Houston Safari Club


STAG & DOVE SOCIETY SPOTLIGHT: KYLE FRITZ How long have you been a member of HSCF? I have been a member for nearly a year and half Why did you become involved in SDS? I saw an opportunity to connect with like-minded young professionals who had a passion for the outdoors and conservation that could help further my own knowledge and make a long-term impact on the rights of hunters and conservationists.  What is your favorite part about being an HSCF and/or SDS member? I love getting to connect with older, more experienced, members who can give insight and advice about all things, not just hunting. I believe there Is so much the older generation can teach us about conservation and life in general and are a resource for the next generation.  What is your goal as an SDS leader? I hope to continue to bridge the gap between the

HSCF Awards Annual Scholarships

(Houston, TX- August 2, 2022): Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) recently awarded its annual Dan L Duncan scholarships. Houston Safari Club Foundation is committed to furthering the education of students pursuing careers in the outdoors, supporting the future of tomorrow’s conservation leaders and protecting the future of hunting. HSCF’s Dan L Duncan Scholarship Program annually awards scholarships to students involved in the study of Wildlife Management, Range Management, Biology and Wildlife and Fisheries Science. This year, twenty-one scholarships were awarded. Since the program’s inception in 1999, 646 scholarships have been awarded, totaling over $2.92 million dollars. Most of this year’s recipients were at the PhD and Graduate level of study. HSCF proudly recognizes and encourages students, who have exhibited academic excellence and exemplary character, through its prestigious scholarship program. HSCF understands the future of conservation depends on the education of bright and gifted scholars who will work to protect hunter’s
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