Presidential Message on National Shooting Sports Month

During National Shooting Sports Month, we celebrate the wonderful American tradition of shooting sports.  Shooting sports are a terrific reminder of our constitutional liberty and the attendant benefits that accrue to a free people: active friendship within families, between peers, and among communities, and the opportunity for Americans living in small towns and large cities [...]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

WMA Renovation Brings Special Visitor

In Virginia, hunters should expect some improvements during their next waterfowl hunt at Hog Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA). But in the meantime, bird enthusiasts can enjoy a unique visitor: the ruff. Ruffs are Eurasian sandpipers whose visits to North America are sparse but are especially unique to Hog Island. They have not been sighted [...]

Conservation Bill Hits Senate Floor

How does $63 million for Texas wildlife conservation sound? A new legislative effort offers the opportunity to protect fish and wildlife and their habitats in Texas and the entire nation. On July 17, Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), or Bill S. 3223, was introduced by Sen. James Risch (R-ID) with cosponsors Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), [...]

By |July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More Tourists Means Less Room For Cheetahs

Cheetah populations are declining in Africa, but is there a link to tourism? A recent study says yes. In areas of high tourist activity, a female cheetah only raised an average of one cub to adulthood, compared to more than two cubs in areas of low tourist traffic. That’s at least half as many cubs [...]

By |July 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Piecing Together the Puzzle of the Texas Mule Deer

The mission of the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) is to help conserve the natural resources of the Chihuahuan Desert Borderlands through research, education, and outreach. One of BRI’s recent long-term mule deer studies is designed to help better understand antler growth, body characteristics, and tooth wear for mule deer of varying age classes (especially bucks). [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|Uncategorized, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

Muntjac Spotted After 17 Years

A male and female giant muntjac (Muntiacus vuquangensis) were captured on camera in Quang Nam, Vietnam for the first time since 2000. This photo evidence is a rarity, with extremely limited documentations of this species by scientists to date. Since the two observed muntjacs are mature and of reproductive age, researchers are hopeful that there [...]

By |May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized, wildlife|0 Comments

Do Hunting Dogs Need Special Diets?

A new study indicates that highly active dogs, such as hunting or sled dogs, could benefit from an antioxidant-rich performance diet. While the direct performance of the dogs did not directly improve on the diet, certain biological markers of fatigue were found more frequently in the unassisted diets. The researchers concluded that dogs that remain [...]

By |May 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium Voted America’s Best Aquarium

This release was originally posted on the Wonders of Wildlife news page. Springfield, Mo. – Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium has been voted America’s Best Aquarium through a national public poll conducted by USA TODAY ranking the top 20 prominent institutions across North America. The nationwide recognition is the second significant [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|Conservation in Action, Uncategorized|0 Comments

DSC Board Update

As the result of a violation of the Endangered Species Act, Ross Jackson, of Colorado, resigned as a DSC Director, effective April 27, 2018. Jackson previously served as a vice-president on the board. DSC and the members of its board were unaware that these violations had taken place until they were made public by the [...]

By |April 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 Photo Contest Award Winners

BEST OF SHOW- Abraham de Villiers   Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 DSC Photo Contest! From the Judges: The judges of the DSC Photo Contest are always impressed with the wonderful images produced by the amateur photographers in the club. And this year was no exception. The contest brought [...]

By |April 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments