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HSC Supports Sportsmen’s Act of 2015

February 10, 2015 (Houston, TX) – U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) have introduced the Sportsmen’s Act of 2015. The bipartisan legislative package is designed to promote and protect the hunting and fishing heritage of Americans and expand access to hunting and fishing areas across the United States. The Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 is supported by members of both parties including original co-sponsors U.S. Sens. Jim Risch (R-ID) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), and U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). In addition to enhancing access opportunities to public lands for hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, the proposed measures address conservation programs and the potential for an expanded outdoor recreation economy.  Some areas of note include: HUNT Act: All federal public land management agencies are directed to identify high-priority federal lands where hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation are permitted but where access is non-existent or significantly

HSC Provides Grant Support For Texas Park and Wildlife Department’s Desert Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer and Pronghorn Restoration Project

HSC has provided a $30,000 grant to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) in support of the Desert Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer and Desert Pronghorn Restoration Projects. The HSC grant will be utilized to support the desert bighorn sheep restoration program (monitoring equipment, student monitoring and helicopter capture), as administered by the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI), in partnership with TPWD. Also being funded is the mule deer restoration project and the pronghorn restoration project, specifically relocation, monitoring, predator management and fencing modification to promote survival, production and movement.

HSC Announces Educational Seminars for 2015 Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention

HSC is proud to announce educational seminars that will take place during the Expo. The HSC Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention will take place January 23-25, 2015, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas. The HSC expo seminars include two interesting and educational sessions. One of the seminars will feature guest speakers Paul Trethowan and Dr. Andrew Loveridge. Paul is the lead researcher of the Bubye Valley Conservancy (BVC) Lion Research Project, which is home to 25% of the lion population in Zimbabwe. Dr. Andrew Loveridge is the lead researcher of Hwange National Park Lion Research Project. Their seminar Lions of Bubye Valley Conservancy – A Conservation Success Story will give attendees an in-depth look of the program, as well as a look into the behavioral ecology of African lions.

HSC Announces Auction Lineup for 2015 Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention

HSC is proud and excited to announce the auction lineup for the HSC Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention. Proceeds from the auctions will benefit HSC’s mission of preserving the sport of hunting through education, conservation and the protection of hunters’ rights. The convention will take place January 23-25, 2015, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas. This year, HSC is using electronic bidding for the Friday night silent auction. Using any type of smartphone, computer or iPad/tablet, you can browse silent auction items and place bids with the tap of a finger. Plus, you will be notified by text if you are outbid for an item! For instructions on how to register go to https://hscfdn.org/convention-silent-auction-is-going-digital-bid-now/ and start bidding today!

HSC Announces Celebrity Appearances for 2015 Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention

HSC is proud to announce celebrity appearances that will take place during the Expo. The HSC Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention will take place January 23-25, 2015, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas. Razor Dobbs, big game hunter and host of the television series RAZOR DOBBS ALIVE on Sportsman Channel, will make an appearance on Saturday, January 24, from 12:00PM to 2:00PM at the HSC membership booth in the expo hall. Razor is an award-winning television producer and hunts across the globe pursuing dangerous game.

HSC Provides Grant Support For Texas Game Warden Association Youth Hunt

HSC provided a grant to the Texas Game Warden Association (TGWA) in support of their annual youth hunt. In October, the TGWA put on an annual youth hunt at Cedar Bayou Farms in Liberty County. Youth hunts put on by TGWA are designed to be educational hunts and enable kids to experience the outdoors and hunting. These kids have either never hunted before or rarely get the opportunity to do so.
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