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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

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