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New Collaboration to Benefit Big Game

From the U.S. Department of the Interior With a new order from U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed earlier this month, antelope, elk and mule deer will see habitat quality and migration corridors improved. The order also calls for improved collaboration with states and private landowners and facilitates all by using the best [...]

SAAM Shooting Weekend with DSC South Texas

Come join DSC South Texas and the crew of Trailing the Hunter's Moon for the 2018 DSC SAAM™ Weekend, March 2nd through 4th! This will be a fun filled 3 nights and 2 full days of shooting training in the great outdoors in Southwest Texas at the FTW Ranch and the SAAM Program! This year’s [...]

By |February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Report Shows Hunting’s Economic Influence

This week, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the prototype statistics from the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA). In other words, another report shows how the economy is supported by outdoor recreation. And the numbers are impressive. Here are some highlights: The outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.0 percent ($373.7 [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DSC Convention Duplicates Success of Previous Year

With another successful Convention & Expo under its belt, DSC is doing a final tally of the numbers. Again, the show proved to be a successful joint effort of volunteers, exhibitors, donors, attendees, and others who work hard to produce The Greatest Hunters’ Convention on the Planet™. The Convention in early January, held at the [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, LEGACY, Press Release|0 Comments

Think You Know About Mammals?

There’s deer and dogs. Rhinos and rats. Bears and bats. But can you name all 6,495 species? This statistic comes from the new Mammal Diversity Database (MDD), which was presented in a recent study in the Journal of Mammalogy. It shows roughly a 20% increase in overall mammal diversity since 2005. New species that are [...]

By |February 13th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

Texas Chapter of Wildlife Society Meets in Dallas

Big game translocation and population restoration; apps for citizen science data collection; land management for invasive species; effects of airports on migratory bird populations.... Anyone? Bueller?   This weekend, wildlife biologists, professors and students, state and federal agency employees, and reps from NGOs across Texas—the “boots on the grounds” conservationists—have gathered to learn, share and [...]

By |February 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do Birds Spread Wildfires?

Birds have been known for clever behaviors. Recent articles mention fashioning tools and taking down law-breaking drones in France. But, Australian scientists are now seeking proof that birds intentionally spread wildfires. New York Times reports that locals have seen predatory birds bring burning sticks to fireless areas. Rangers also note that birds start fires in [...]

By |February 9th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom|0 Comments

Relocating Lions Is Easier Said Than Done

Problem animals. Why don’t they just move them somewhere else? Many will ask that question as if the solution was that simple. Human development is encroaching into a majority of the wild areas that are left, making it difficult to find new, human-free areas for problematic animals. A recent occurrence in Namibia highlights the complications [...]

By |February 5th, 2018|Big Game, From the DSC Newsroom, lion|0 Comments

Support for Black Rhino Import Permit

By Richard Cheatham, DSCF President DSC (this time the DSC Foundation) auctioned another black rhino export permit given to DSC Foundation by the government of Namibia. The rhino killed by the hunter in the spring of 2017 was an old bull that had previously killed six other individuals – one post-productive male took out six [...]

By |February 5th, 2018|Big Game, Conservation in Action, We Hunt For Life|0 Comments

Hong Kong Passes Bill To Ban Ivory Trade

Earlier this week, Hong Kong voted to end its ivory trade. The bill also included an increase for maximum penalties –10 years in jail. Supporters see the ban as closing a large loophole since most of the world banned ivory trade in 1990 with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna [...]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Elephant, From the DSC Newsroom|0 Comments