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DOI: Zinke Announces Public-Private Partnership bringing $2.7 Million to Habitat Conservation of Big Game Migration Corridors and Winter Range 

This release was originally published by the US Department of the Interior. WASHINGTON –Today, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and ConocoPhillips, announced a new NFWF $2.7 million grant program to enhance and improve the quality of habitat in state identified, priority big-game winter [...]

DSC Voices Strong Opposition to Cancelled Grizzly Hunts

A federal judge has reinstated federal protection for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone region blocking planned hunts in Idaho and Wyoming. On Sept. 24, 2018, Federal U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen disregarded the advice of numbers of wildlife biologists and conservation experts when he ruled to overturn the March 2017 decision by the U.S. [...]

Bumpy Road To Grizzly Season

As the grizzly hunt returns in certain areas of Idaho and Wyoming, every step of the way has been scrutinized as we approach the inaugural season. After 7,000 people applied for the Wyoming hunt permits, the 22 winners have been selected. However, at least one of those winners does not plan to use the permit [...]

MEMBER ACTION ALERT: Take 5 minutes to speak up for conservation!

The Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working diligently for the sportsman, and we need to support them in their actions. DSC has weighed in on this important action, and I am writing to ask that you also make your voice heard. This proposal opens three National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) to [...]

Bobcat Hunt Denied, Mountain Lion Hunt Proposed

Earlier this month, the Indiana Natural Resources Commission voted unanimously to withdraw a proposal that would have authorized a bobcat hunting season. With sightings and road deaths becoming more frequent, many sportsmen pushed for a change in regulations to allow them to hunt and trap bobcats. However, the proposed statewide quota, limited open counties, and [...]

Interior Selects Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council

Last Week, the Department of the Interior announced the newly appointed members of the Hunting and Shooting Sports Conservation Council that was established in early January. The group will provide the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture with advice on incorporating wildlife and habitat conservation in existing and proposed policies. For the [...]

Secretary Zinke Proposes Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities at 30 of America’s National Wildlife Refuges 

This release was originally created by the Department of the Interior.  WASHINGTON – Continuing his efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a proposal to open more than 248,000 acres to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges. Opportunities include places like Hackmatack [...]

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 [...]

Titans of Conservation Team up to Bring Water to the Chihuahuan Desert

March 16 & 17 volunteers from across Texas descended on the Big Bend Region to build two critical large format wildlife water guzzlers on the El Carmen Land and Conservation Company owned by Cemex USA (Houston) and Josiah Austin, and situated strategically between Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Black Gap Wildlife Management Area and Big Bend National Park [...]

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 [...]