Texas HB 2213 – Relating to the slaughter and processing of exotic animals for donation to a nonprofit food bank: UPDATE! Effective September 1, 2021, hunters in Texas will now be allowed to donate harvested exotic animals to nonprofit food banks. The bill has been approved by the Governor. Texas HB 2757 – Relating to the eligibility of certain nonprofit wildlife conservation associations to conduct charitable raffles: UPDATE! Effective immediately, these organizations may now conduct four (4) raffles per year vs. the previous restriction of two (2) per year and the value of a prize offered or awarded at a raffle that is purchased by the organization or for which the organization provides is increased from $50,000 to $75,000. The bill has been approved by the Governor. Texas: Emergency order issued to restrict movement of deer from breeding facilities where CWD has been detected The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department


(Houston, TX- June 23, 2021) Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and WildLife Partners, LLC announce their continued partnership efforts to support youth education, scholarships, and conservation. 2021-2022 will see the ongoing partnership of WildLife Partners and HSCF to support HSCF’s mission to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the promotion of our hunting heritage. Wildlife Partners has been an avid supporter of conservation and education since its beginning. Chris Gilroy​, WildLife Partners Co‑Founder and CCO, stated, “For the 5th straight year, we are very excited to renew our partnership with the Houston Safari Club Foundation. It’s been a great relationship and only gets better each and every year.  Not only does the financial commitment provide a great ROI, but we’ve also developed friendships that will last a lifetime.” “WildLife Partners once again demonstrates their commitment to conservation. HSCF is grateful to continue our partnership with Wildlife Partners


Texas HB 2213 – Relating to the slaughter and processing of exotic animals for donation to a nonprofit food bank: UPDATE! Texas Representative John Frullo (R-District 84) introduced legislation (H.B. No. 2213) to allow for the donation of exotic animals to nonprofit food banks. Hunters donate thousands of pounds of white-tailed deer meat to nonprofits each year, to be used as a protein source for food banks, which feed thousands of people. The donation of exotic animals (Axis deer for example) is not currently allowed in the state of Texas. The amount of donated meat would greatly increase if the donation of exotics would be allowed. Please ask your Texas Representatives and Senators to co-sponsor this bill and to vote in favor of passage. HSC provided testimony in favor of the bill before the House Public Health Committee on 03/24/21. The bill was approved in the House and the Senate

Boyds Hardwood Gunstocks Announced as HSCF 2022 Convention Platinum Sponsor

Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is proud to announce Boyds Hardwood Gunstocks as a Platinum Sponsor of its 2022 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. “Boyds Gunstocks feels privileged to be in support of a foundation that plays such an important role in education, conservation, and hunting in our beautiful world. We just

Notice Pursuant to Executive Order 12600 of Receipt of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); Requests for Wildlife/Flora Import and Export Data stored in LEMIS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has received Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for information related to the import and export of wildlife specimens and flora into and out of the United States contained in the Law Enforcement Management Information System(LEMIS) database. Information contained in LEMIS comes from data collected on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish and Wildlife (Form 3-177). The Service has prepared a notice to provide businesses (submitters) who have submitted information on Form 3-177 with an opportunity to review the information subject to potential disclosure under the FOIA and object to such disclosure. Click the below link to review the Notice and read instructions on how to object. All objections are due by June 11, 2021 (extended due date). Notice link

HSCF’s Hunter’s Horn® Magazine Receives 2021 Communicator Award

(Houston, TX- May 17, 2021) Houston Safari Club Foundation has been honored with a 2021 Communicator Award of Distinction in the category of Magazine-Non-Profit, Marketing/Promotion, for its quarterly hunting publication, Hunter’s Horn® magazine. The 267th annual Communicator Awards winners were recently announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. 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 to embracing
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.