Erik Visser of Quagga Safaris Awarded HSCF 2024 Outfitter of the Year Award

(Houston, TX- January 3, 2024) – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce Erik Visser of Quagga Safaris as the recipient of the 2024 HSCF Outfitter of the Year Award.   The HSCF Outfitter of the Year is recognized by HSCF members and peers as being passionate about their occupation and conservation. The candidate demonstrates excellence in customer service, reliability, and performance and is a consistent supporter of HSCF and its mission. Award winners must be of good character and have a known ethical hunting standard. Erik Visser founded Quagga Safaris in 1991 when he entered the safari industry as a one man show with nothing else than a dream to build his business into a leading outfit. That dream became reality through dedication, motivation and a team that shares the same goals. Erik credits his success to his loyal clients and an eighty percent rebooking track record. Erik

This Week On “Hunting Matters”: Archery Legend Dr. Ed Ashby

(Houston, TX- December 7, 2023) This week “Hunting Matters” welcomes archery legend Dr. Ed Ashby. Dr. Ed Ashby, a legend in the archery hunting community for dedicating more than 27 years to the study of arrow performance and broadhead lethality on six continents. Thanks to Dr. Ashby and his crew, his Natal Study helped legalize archery hunting in South Africa. Many sub-Saharan countries followed suit. The Natal Study was the definitive document used to successfully lobby for bowhunting legalization. Dr. Ashby is also the co-founder of the Ashby Bowhunting Foundation, the leading global authority on arrow and broadhead lethality. About Hunting Matters “Hunting Matters” co-hosts HSCF Executive Director Joe Betar and Ramon Robles engage in conversations with guests from the worlds of hunting, fishing, shooting, conservation and the great outdoors. “Hunting Matters” airs Saturday, 6am-7am CDT on iHeart Media affiliate KPRC AM 950 and is available via podcast on Apple/iTunes,

HSCF’s Hunting Matters Podcast Recognized by 2023 Davey Awards

Houston, TX (October 24, 2023) – Winners of the 19th Annual Davey Awards have been announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Houston Safari Club Foundation’s Hunting Matters podcast received three Silver Awards in the categories of Branded Series, Best Co-Hosts and Podcast Series-Educational. The Davey Awards honor work from the best boutique creative agencies, in-house brand teams, small production companies, and independent creators across Branded Content, Video, Design & Print, Advertising & Marketing, Mobile, Podcasts, Social, and Websites. “The talent displayed by the Entrants into our 19th season has proven to be massive”, said AIVA managing director Lauren Angeloni. “I’ve come to expect ingenuity and innovation from our small shops and independent creators, but this year is particularly stunning. I want to congratulate all of the honorees for their well-deserved wins. I also would like to extend sincere thanks to our jurors, who gave so much time

HSCF’s Hunter’s Horn Magazine Awarded Platinum MarCom

Houston, TX (October 16, 2023) – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce its quarterly publication, Hunter’s Horn™ has been awarded a Platinum MarCom Award. Hunter’s Horn™ was named a Platinum award winner in the Publications/Magazine/Nonprofit category. This is the fourth year in a row the publication has been recognized by MarCom. MarCom Awards honors excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work, and generosity of industry professionals. Since its inception in 2004, MarCom has evolved into one of the largest, most-respected creative competitions in the world. Each year about 6,500 print and digital entries are submitted from dozens of countries. MarCom is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization, founded in 1995, consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital, and web professionals. AMCP administers recognition programs, provides judges, and rewards outstanding achievement and service to

Houston Safari Club Foundation’s “Hunting Matters” Podcast Receives W3 Awards

(Houston, TX- October 9, 2023) The Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce that its “Hunting Matters” radio program/podcast has been awarded two 2023 W3 Awards. Hunting Matters received a Gold award in the Podcast-General Series-Associations category and a Silver award in the Podcast-Best Co-Hosts category. Established in 2005, the w3 Awards celebrate digital excellence by honoring outstanding work across Websites, Marketing, Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, Social, Podcasts, and Emerging Tech. At The w3 Awards, we aim to honor the unsung heroes of digital creativity who create imaginative and boundary-blazing work day after day. From rising independent creators to the most established global agencies, the w3 Awards elevate and illuminate the projects that help shape the future of our increasingly digital lives. The w3 Awards is sanctioned by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), an invitation-only body consisting of leading digital marketing and creative experts


Texas Raffle Laws & Non-Profit Organizations Status update: The governor has decided to not sign the bill at this time. There may be an opportunity for consideration during the October 2023 special session. Houston Safari Club has sent additional correspondence to the governor’s office in support of a change in the Texas raffle laws and requested that the topic be addressed during the October special session. Background: Non-profit organizations in Texas are currently not allowed to sell raffle tickets online. HSC has been involved in the effort to allow Texas-based non-profit organizations to market and sell raffle tickets online, for the past three Texas legislative sessions. A House bill was approved earlier this year. HSC provided testimony in favor of the bill before the Texas House Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee in March. A Senate bill, mirroring the House bill language, is in process. If passed, these changes would allow
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.