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HSCF’s Hunter’s Horn® Magazine Receives 2022 Communicator Award

(Houston, TX- May 30, 2022) Houston Safari Club Foundation has been honored with a 2022 Communicator Award of Excellence in the category of Design Features-Overall Design, for its quarterly hunting publication, Hunter’s Horn® magazine. The 28th annual Communicator Awards winners were recently announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). 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

HSCF’s “Hunting Matters” Podcast Recognized As 2022 NYX Marcom Award Winner

(Houston, TX- May 23, 2022) The Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce its “Hunting Matters” radio program/podcast was named a Silver Winner by the 2022 NYX Marcom Awards in the Audio & Podcasts-Nonprofit category. NYX Awards is the leading international awards program that recognizes, celebrates, honors excellence in marketing, communication, and creativity across all facets of industries and mediums, to advocate valuable and significant projects. Since its establishment in 2018, NYX Awards has thrived tremendously, receiving thousands of exquisite entries, from more than 60 countries, each year. “HSCF and the Hunting Matters team are proud to be recognized by NYX Marcom. Special thanks to our producer and co-host, Ramon Robles and HSCF Marketing & Publications Manager, Carla Nielsen. We truly appreciate the support of our guests, sponsors, iHeartMedia, and our listeners,” stated Joe Betar, Hunting Matters host and Houston Safari Club Foundation Executive Director. NYX Awards is

HSCF’s Publication, Hunter’s Horn, Recognized As 2022 NYX Marcom Award Winner

Houston, TX (May 18, 2022) – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is proud to announce its quarterly publication, Hunter’s HornTM, was named a Silver Winner by the 2022 NYX Marcom Awards in the Design-Magazine magazine category. This is the third year in a row the publication has been recognized by Marcom.   NYX Awards is the leading international awards program that recognizes, celebrates, honors excellence in marketing, communication, and creativity across all facets of industries and mediums, to advocate valuable and significant projects. Since its establishment in 2018, NYX Awards has thrived tremendously, receiving thousands of exquisite entries, from more than 60 countries, each year.   “We are honored to be recognized by NYX/Marcom. Congratulations to Carla Nielsen, HSCF’s Marketing & Publications Manager, the team at Madavor Media, HSCF’s publishing partner, and the team at Alliance Graphics & Printing for continually producing an incredible publication,” stated Joe Betar, HSCF Executive

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.
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.