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HSCF ANNOUNCES CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP WITH WILDLIFE PARTNERS

(Houston, TX- July 7, 2022) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce their continued partnership with WildLife Partners. Since 2016, WildLife Partners has supported HSCF’s mission to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the promotion of our hunting heritage. The continued support of Wildlife Partners demonstrates their commitment to conservation and education. Chris Gilroy​, WildLife Partners Co‑Founder and CCO, stated, “For the sixth straight year, we are very excited to renew our partnership with the Houston Safari Club Foundation. The relationship with the club and its members has been an incredibly positive aspect of our company’s business. It only gets better each and every year. Not only does the financial commitment provide a great ROI, but we have also developed friendships that will last a lifetime.” “The support provided by WildLife Partners makes it possible for HSCF to continue its efforts to promote conservation at

HSCF ANNOUNCES ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

(Houston, TX- July 7, 2022) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce registration is now open for their annual sporting clays tournament, to be held Thursday, October 6, 2022. “Clay Crushing For Youth” is an annual fundraising event hosted by Houston Safari Club Foundation. Funds raised are dedicated to HSCF’s ​youth outdoor education programs, outdoor experiences, and outdoor career awareness programs. The event provides for an enjoyable day of shooting, fellowship, and fun. Experienced and novice shooters alike are welcome and participants do not have to be a member of HSCF. The event will be hosted at Greater Houston Sports Club. The tournament registration will begin at 9:00 am, with a 10:00 am start time. All adult & youth shooters are invited to participate. The tournament uses a four-person team format. Teams may be comprised of male, female, youth, adult, professionals or beginners. Individual shooters will be squadded

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
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.