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Overcoming Centuries of Forest Mismanagement

In Japan, wildlife and habitats are starting to show the detrimental effects of centuries of forest mismanagement. For example, large predatory birds, such as the Golden eagle, cannot locate prey from the air in order to feed offspring. Over 40 percent of Japan’s forests are home to just conifers, which were repurposed that way for [...]

By |June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DSC Supports Rep. Gosar on Introduction of Grand Canyon Bison Management Act

DSC applauds Representative Paul Gosar (R), along with co-sponsors Trent Franks (R), Tom O’Halleran (D) and David Schweikert (R), for introducing the Grand Canyon Bison Management Act on June 22. The bill would authorize the use of science-based wildlife management and sustainable-use conservation techniques to control the bison over-population within Grand Canyon National Park (Park). [...]

By |June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

RSO Certification Course This Sunday

The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. To become a NRA Range Safety Officer, you must pass the RSO course and demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and [...]

By |June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eagles, Bears, Owls: Oh My!

Ugly Duckling Local bird watchers sighted something cool in British Columbia recently. On Southern Vancouver Island, a bald eagle has essentially adopted a baby red-tailed hawk into its own family. The eagle has been feeding the hawk for at least a week. Biologists are unsure about how this situation came to be. No one knows [...]

By |June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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