Department of Interior Making Moves To Protect Hunting, Wildlife

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently illustrated his commitment to preserving hunting heritage for generations to come. He declared his pursuit of expanding access to hunting and fishing as one of his top priorities. By increasing opportunities for families to enjoy public waters and lands, Zinke believes he is also maximizing the opportunity [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Malawi: Positive Signs Emerge from Conservation Efforts

On August 2, the largest elephant translocation in Malawi’s history was completed. Since the beginning phase in July 2016, 520 elephants were moved 375 miles with a goal of alleviating conflict and pressure in an overpopulated area and reintroducing elephants in an area where the population had been decimated by poachers. African Parks, the organization [...]

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

Anti-Poaching News Updates

More Funding, Stricter Punishment and a Call To Do Better World Ranger Day is a yearly acknowledgment on July 31 in appreciation for all the dedicated work and lives lost to protect wildlife and wild places. On July 26, U.S. Ambassador to Namibia Thomas F. Daughton announced a N$23 million Combating Wildlife Trafficking Grant from [...]

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

Hunters and Wildlife Researchers Work Together

No one wants to end up like one of the bizarre cases on a medical mystery show – with dozens of tiny, white worms living in your body. And no quail wants to be a living space for parasites either. But, for several birds in South Texas, this is their reality. Their bodies are full [...]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NAPHA Press Release – Lion Hunt Campaign

NAPHA recently released their statement on the hunting of lions. "It is rather a shame that the Namibian public, by choice, would preferably support one animal instead of its National Policy in encouraging balanced land use for ALL Namibians." For the full statement, please follow the link below. NAPHA Press Release - Lion Hunt

By |August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

South Africa: Solutions for Rhino Poaching Met with Confusion, Opposition

As legalizing the domestic rhino horn trade advances in South Africa, rumors and false reports are clouding the facts of this difficult issue, causing much frustration for those who believe a legal trade will save the rhinos. To combat the rumors and false reports, the Environmental Affairs Minister recently clarified what the legalization of the [...]

By |July 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Craig Boddington, Weatherby Award Winner

Congratulations to Craig Boddington, who has been named the 2017 Weatherby Hunting and Conservation Award winner. DSC Life Member Craig Boddington was born and raised in Kansas, where his early big-game experience, in the mid-1960s, included pronghorn and mule deer in Wyoming, whitetail and mule deer in Kansas, and mule deer in Colorado. When not [...]

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

Catastrophes Cause Big Problems for Wildlife

Natural disasters trigger more than temporary loss of habitat for wild animals. Think bigger: as in, increased vulnerability to poachers and death by fallen tree bigger. After a natural disaster, headlines often capture statistics about the number of human lives lost or inches of rain per hour, but the number of animals affected is hard [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NAPHA Proposes New Measurement System

Earlier this month, Namibia Professional Hunting Association presented a new Trophy Measurement System to the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism. The system provides more incentives to take older animals, minimizing the hunting by size alone that anti-hunters often criticize. This new pro-active model supports sustainable hunting by adding incentives for taking older animals that [...]

By |July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

HELP Act Includes De-listing Provisions, Promotes Science-Based Conservation

The Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Prevention (HELP) for Wildlife Act has cleared the first hurdle in the U.S. Senate. If passed, this bill will increase protection for wildlife and outdoor traditions. The bill extends funding for several acts and programs until 2023 such as the North America Wetlands Conservation Act and the National Fish [...]

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