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Snow Leopard Conservation Gets Boost From New Discovery

Researchers have recently identified 3 unique subspecies of the snow leopard. Biologists from Duquesne University have determined that each regional population of the cat has distinct DNA patterns. This differentiation was unknown until now because the range of the snow leopard is so expansive and includes harsh mountain landscapes, which makes long-term, exhaustive studies difficult. [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Drink Up! It’s Good for Wildlife!

South Africa is known for both its fine wine and its iconic wildlife. Next time you want an elegant wine but also want to support rhinos in Kruger National Park, you can do both! One man was so inspired by anti-poaching efforts in South Africa that he created a wine to support the initiative. All [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DSC 2017 Grant Total Surpasses $2 Million

Part of DSC’s mission is to financially support projects and initiatives for public education, hunter advocacy and wildlife conservation and protection. Thanks to generous donations from hunters and conservationists, DSC has granted more than $2 million in 2016 and part of 2017, nearly double the amount of the prior period. To date, DSC has granted [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Senate Passes WILD Act

On June 8, the Senate passed the Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver (WILD) Act to support innovation in conservation and wildlife management. “Conservation is not a partisan issue,” as the Committee on Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Sen John Barrasso (R-WY) and ranking Member Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) describe the motivation behind the WILD [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DSC Publications Recognized by Communicator Awards

DSC Publications has won three Awards of Distinction from The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) in their 23rd Annual Communicator Awards. These three publications were singled out for awards − Game Trails, Camp Talk and the “Hunting Insights” series. This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of DSC and the production staff [...]

By |June 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tanzania to Keep Ivory for Science

In Tanzania, the Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism has stood firm with the Ministry’s decision to keep its stockpile of ivory for scientific research. Several conservation groups urged the government to burn the ivory as neighboring countries have done in the past. The estimated 15,000 elephants of Tanzania span a range that crosses the [...]

By |June 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DSC Appoints Karl Evans as Interim Executive Director

DSC announces the appointment of an interim Executive Director while the search for a permanent candidate nears completion. Karl Evans, of Ennis, Texas, is a DSC Life Member, a DSC past president, past convention chair (Journeys 2013) and a long-time director. Evans’ past experience with the organization gives him the ability to guide the staff [...]

By |June 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Canada, Watch Out for White Moose, Blue Lobster

It may sound like a bizarre super hero and sidekick, but these are just examples of the diverse characteristics of animals in the wild. In Canada, a photography business owner recently spotted a large white moose in western Newfoundland. On social media, the Wildlife Division of Newfoundland’s Department of Fisheries and Land Resources has identified [...]

By |June 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Zinke Appoints Sheehan as Deputy Director of USFWS

https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/secretary-ryan-zinke-appoints-utahs-greg-sheehan-deputy-director-us-fish-and-wildlife DSC congratulates Greg Sheehan as well as Secy. of Interior Ryan Zinke on Sheehan’s appointment as Deputy Director of the USFWS. Sheehan is a lifelong hunter, angler, and aspiring wildlife photographer. Sheehan will begin in mid-June and will serve as the Acting Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service until a Director is [...]

By |June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Connecticut: Black Bear Hunt Now Referendum on All Hunting?

During a Senate debate in Connecticut, a bill that may potentially reinstate the black bear hunt has become “Cecil’s Bill,” proposing a ban on importing trophies from Africa. How did that happen? State Sen. Craig Miner (R – Litchfield County) opened the bill up for amendments since he realized the strong resistance to hunting could [...]

By |June 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments