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Hunting News: Growing Populations Means New Hunt Seasons

The North Fork area of Wyoming could see its first-ever bison hunt this fall, with a proposed 2 permits for in-state residents and 1 for out-of-state. Based on the available resources, traffic issues, and chance for livestock interactions, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department looks for a maximum of 15 bison to migrate out of [...]

Prison Sentence for Convicted Rhino Horn Seller

What is the punishment for the sale of two black rhino horns? 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and a ban from antique and wildlife sales for life. In March 2014, a California man sold two rhino horns to an undercover agent from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) posing [...]

By |April 12th, 2018|Anti-Poaching, From the DSC Newsroom|0 Comments

Got 6 Hours and Want to Celebrate Conservation?

Did you know Dallas is only a 6-hour drive to America’s Best New Attraction? Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium (WOW) in Springfield, Mo., voted by USA TODAY readers as the number one best new attraction in the country, is a brand-new aquarium and museum that has WOW’ed families and guests since [...]

 Bees, Unexpected Remedy for Human-Wildlife Conflict

It’s seems odd that a large animal like an elephant would be afraid of a group of tiny bees. But a team of researchers in Africa are deterring 80 percent of elephants away from farmland because of that strong fear. Elephants forage crops in the night and destroy livelihoods when they wildly trudge through villages, [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, wildlife|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

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

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

Good News for Rhinos, Bad News for Poachers

The number of rhinos illegally killed by poachers in South Africa decreased in 2017. Records revealed that the number is down from 1,054 in 2016. On another positive note, the conviction rate for poaching cases also increased up to 21% this year. However, the number of incidents remains high with 1,028 poached rhinos. The government [...]