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Owe Child Support in Montana? No Hunting for You!

In Montana, by law, any parent who has not paid child support may be denied a hunting or fishing license. Initially introduced in February by State Senator Mike Lang, this bill received some criticism, but was signed into law on May 19. With over 30,000 open cases involving child support and 104,000 hunting residents, Montana’s [...]

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

Capstick Award Nominations Now Open

The Peter Hathaway Capstick Hunting Heritage Award Committee has opened nominations for individuals or organizations who meet the criteria of this most prestigious award. Each year the Capstick Award honors and recognizes an individual or organization whose achievements reveal a sustained and significant contribution to the conservation of wildlife and habitat. Each winner will have [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Satellite Imaging Could Be Future of Wildlife Research

Critics often claim that wildlife departments or pro-hunting sources purposefully over-estimate populations to set hunting quotas. The difficulty is that many researchers have to use species-specific and time-consuming techniques to track populations, based on anything from unique physical markers to predictable geographic dispersal. But what if scientists could determine the population of any animal by [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Future of Conservation in Good Hands

A 2016 study revealed that youth see a benefit to prioritizing the conservation of species with declining numbers. According to a survey done by biologists and wildlife education specialists, North Carolina youth are quite capable of comprehending the difficult decision-making involved in wildlife conservation. The children surveyed set their priorities on the urgency of preserving [...]

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

When is Enough Finally Enough?

BY RICHARD CHEATHAM, DSC FOUNDATION PRESIDENT This article is featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Game Trails, our quarterly publication  for DSC members. I don’t want to hear about “fake news” like it is some recent phenomenon. Hunters know otherwise. I don’t want to turn on one of the 24-hour news channels and see any one-sided [...]

By |May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DSC SOUTH TEXAS offering free hunter safety course for youth

San Antonio, TX – DSC South Texas announces that it will conduct the Basic Hunter Education Course to teach hunter safety and ethics to young hunters on June 17, 2017, at the San Antonio Gun Club in the Olmos Basin. As part of its charitable mission to educate hunters on safety, ethics, and fair chase [...]

By |May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Denmark Surprised By Return of Wolf

Two centuries have passed without any sightings of European gray wolves in the wild areas of Denmark, but in 2012, a male was spotted. Since then, a few other males have moved in, forming an official pack with the she-wolf that traveled over 340 miles last summer from Germany. The positive signs continue as researchers [...]

By |May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Video- “Hunter: The True Conservationist”

  So often hunters are painted as "takers." As we know, this is far from the truth. DSC and DSC Foundation created this new video to shed light on the matter. Help us fight the battle to educate the public on hunting as well as continue the fight for the conservation of wildlife and wild [...]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Lesson from Starving Cubs in Vermont

If black bears thrive in the mixed terrains of Vermont, why are starving cubs turning up under people’s porches? Although Vermont has one of the densest populations of black bears in the U.S., the animal’s solitary lifestyle and fear of humans keep sightings fairly rare. However, at the end of April, several cubs were spotted [...]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DSC: Open Letter to EPA on Pebble Mine Settlement

DSC disagrees with the decision by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to settle the lawsuit against Northern Dynasty Minerals – a Canadian company that proposed the controversial Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, Alaska. The settlement reverses previous efforts to prevent progress of the extrication of a massive undeveloped ore deposit in Bristol Bay and to [...]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments