This Week on HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Radio & Podcast: New York Times Best Selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, Stephen Hunter

(Houston, TX- August 13, 2020) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcomes New York Times Best Selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, Stephen Hunter. Stephen Hunter is a New York Times Best Selling author of 20 novels and the retired chief film critic for the Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. In 1968, Hunter Graduated with a degree in Journalism from Medill School at Northwestern. From there, he went on to Military service, becoming one of the guards honored at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1971, using his journalism degree, Hunter became a writer at the Baltimore Sun and was the paper’s first film critic by 1982. From there, he assumed a position with the Washington Post in 1997. Having found his true niche, Hunter became highly successful as a film critic, winning a Pulitzer Prize for his movie criticism and a Distinguished

Houston Safari Club Foundation Announces 2021 Convention Date Change

Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is announcing new dates for their Annual Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention. In response to the current Covid-19 pandemic and international travel bans, the 2021 Convention has been moved to February 26-28, 2021, in Hall A3, at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Other changes include moving the Gazelles luncheon to Friday, February 26th. “Like many organizations, we are exploring every contingency to allow the opportunity for our international exhibitors to present their products and services at our annual event. Our focus is on the safety and well-being of attendees and exhibitors alike. Social distancing and other precautions will be in effect, based on the situation at that time. We greatly look forward to joining together with all of our friends, in a safe manner, to celebrate hunting and the outdoors!” states Joe Betar, HSCF Executive Director. The 2021

Houston Safari Club Foundation Awards Annual Conservation Scholarships

(Houston, TX- August 6, 2020) Houston Safari Club Foundation recently awarded its annual scholarships as part of the Dan L Duncan Scholarship program. 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 currently involved in the study of Wildlife Management, Range Management, or related studies. This year, 24 scholarships were awarded in the total amount of $120,000. Since the program’s inception in 1999, 600 scholarships have been awarded, totaling $2.7 million dollars. HSCF proudly recognizes and encourages students, who have exhibited academic excellence and exemplary character, through our 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 rights and wildlife conservation for decades

This Week on HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Radio & Podcast: Jon LaCorte, Co-Founder of TRACT Optics

(Houston, TX- August 6, 2020) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcomes Jon LaCorte, Co-Founder of TRACT Optics. Jon grew up in Queens, NY, just a short train ride from Manhattan, where he attended LaSalle Academy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and New York Institute of Technology. Most people cannot understand how he could have grown up being a hunter. The fact is that hunting has been a family tradition for many generations in his family. His earliest hunting memories were following his father, grandfather and uncle into the upstate NY woods chasing squirrels. Every weekend was spent scouting or hunting for whatever game was in season. He harvested his first deer at the age of 13 and has hunted in many US states, several Canadian provinces and 3 continents. Jon is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association and Certified Range Safety Officer. He enjoys

This Week on HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Radio & Podcast: Lloyd Love, Outdoor Education Teacher

(Houston, TX- July 29, 2020) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcomes Lloyd Love, Outdoor Education Teacher at Pasadena Memorial High School, Pasadena Independent School District. Lloyd has been an educator for 36 years, coaching cross country, track, and football. His students won District Team Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2013.  For eight years straight, beginning in 2008, his students were Regional Boys Cross Country Qualifiers. As a NASP (National Archery in Schools Program) archery coach, his students have advanced to state and national qualifiers.  In 2018, they were Texas State Runner Up in 3d IBO (International Bowhunters Organization) competition and advanced to the Eastern National Qualifier of NASP in Louisville, Kentucky.  In 2019, his students won NASP IBO 3D Texas State Championship and qualified again for the NASP National Championship.  These students went on to attend the Western Nationals in Salt Lake City, UT, where they tied

HSCF Applauds U.S. House Passage of Great American Outdoors Act

(Houston, TX- July 22, 2020) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) applauds The U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of this historic legislation to promote conservation and increased public land and water access for opportunities for sportsmen and women. The Great American Outdoors Act will provide $9.5 billion over 5 years to address the decimated infrastructure on America’s public lands and waters. The National Park Service will receive $6.5 billion in funding and $3 billion will be included to repair and maintain public land infrastructure overseen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and U.S. Forest Service (USFS). From the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation: The inclusion of funding specifically for BLM, USFWS, and USFS lands and waters will ensure that Americans have the ability to access critically important hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting opportunities. Over 246 million acres, or 99%, of BLM lands are open to hunting
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