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Houston Safari Club Foundation Now Accepting Nominations For Conservationist of the Year Award

Houston, TX (April 22, 2019) – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is now accepting nominations for its first Conservationist of the Year Award. Beginning January 2020, Houston Safari Club Foundation will honor an exceptional champion of conservation through this annual award. The HSCF Conservationist of the Year Award recognizes individuals or organizations exemplifying a true servant’s heart for conservation. Nominees are considered for their works related to education, advocacy, legislation, policy, environmental activities, and the protection and preservation of wildlife and habitat. Nominations may be made by and for individuals or organizations. The winner will be recognized for this achievement with the presentation of this award at the annual HSCF Convention and Hunting Expo, January 24-26, 2020.  No monetary award will be given to the recipient of the award.   Visit the HSCF website at hscfdn.org/convention/awards/ for nomination forms and information or call 713.623.8844 for more information. Nominations are due

Houston Safari Club Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Annual Dan L Duncan Scholarships

Houston, TX (April 04, 2019) – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is now accepting collegiate scholarship applications for its annual Dan L Duncan Scholarship award program. Houston Safari Club Foundation is committed to furthering the education of students pursuing a career in conservation. Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) proudly presents the Dan L. Duncan Scholarship Program. HSCF annually awards scholarships to students currently involved in the study of Wildlife Management, Range Management or related studies. Since the program’s inception in 1999, 525 scholarships have been awarded, totaling almost $2.25 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 to come. Many HSCF scholarship recipients have become thought leaders and game-changers in

Capital Farm Credit Extends Support of Houston Safari Club Foundation

Houston, TX (March 27, 2019) – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) proudly announces Capital Farm Credit is continuing their support of education, conservation and hunters’ rights by extending their partnership with Houston Safari Club Foundation. Through the continued support of Capital Farm Credit, HSCF will further its efforts in scholarship, youth education programs, youth shooting sports, wildlife and habitat conservation, research and more. “The Houston Safari Club Foundation is a leader in education and the promotion of responsible land stewardship,” said Ben Novosad, CEO of Capital Farm Credit. “Capital Farm Credit is proud to partner with them to promote responsible land stewardship, natural resource conservation and management. HSCF is a leader in this area, and we’re pleased to support them in their efforts.” HSCF Executive Director Joe Betar states, “Capital Farm Credit continues to show their support of HSCF, hunting, land and wildlife management and education. They are a true

Houston Safari Club Applauds President Trump’s Nomination of David Bernhardt For Secretary of Interior

(Houston, TX-February 8, 2019) Houston Safari Club (HSC) is supportive of the nomination of David Bernhardt, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, for the position of Secretary for the Department. In a brief statement posted to Twitter, Bernhardt said it’s “a humbling privilege to be nominated to lead a Department whose mission I love, to accomplish the balanced, common sense vision of our President.” Bernhardt, an attorney from Colorado, has served as the deputy secretary of the Interior Department since August 2017. Before joining the Trump administration, Bernhardt was a lawyer for the Interior Department under President George W. Bush. HSC President, Mitzy McCorvey states, “I would like to congratulate and support Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt for his nomination for Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. He is in sync with ideas that we, as conservationists and sport hunters, would like to see going forward.

Houston Safari Club Foundation Wraps Up Successful 2019 Convention

(Houston, TX-February 6, 2019) – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) has completed another successful annual Hunting Expo and Convention. HSCF’s annual Convention was held January 25-27, 2019 at the George R Brown Convention Center and Hilton Americas-Houston hotel. Complete with banquets, auctions, raffles and live entertainment, the event is HSCF’s largest annual fundraiser. With almost 300 exhibitors, the Expo has doubled in size in just two years. In addition, all three fundraising banquets were at capacity. Funds raised at Convention support HSCF’s scholarship, youth education and grants programs. Jeff Birmingham, 2019 HSCF Convention Chairman states, “The 2019 Convention, themed Foundation For Tomorrow, was a great success. Our efforts to raise funds for education and conservation pair perfectly with our theme as we continue to work to promote the future of hunting and conservation. We are so appreciative of the attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and volunteers that believe and support our efforts

Paul Bamber, Wanganui Safaris, named 2019 HSCF PH of the Year

  Houston, TX- – Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is pleased to announce Paul Bamber of Wanganui Safaris as the 2019 HSCF Professional Hunter of the Year. Paul Bamber grew up on a remote family farm at Jerusalem, on the Wanganui River, farming sheep and cattle. Paul developed a love of hunting at the age of 10 when his dad gave him his .303 to hunt a big boar his sheep dogs were bailing. From that day forward, whenever Paul wasn’t at school, he hunted goats, pigs and deer as well as trapping possums for money in the winter. With huge areas of bush surrounding their farm, and no predators, it was a constant battle to keep wild animal numbers from taking over the land they farmed. Wild pigs would kill hundreds of lambs if unchecked and opossum numbers were out of control. Paul and his brother would hunt stags and goats,
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.