Carter Stepping Down As DSC Executive Director

DSC Executive Director Ben Carter has announced his resignation, effective May 31, 2017. Ben has served as Executive Director of DSC for approximately 10 years, during which time DSC experienced tremendous growth in all phases of the organization. Most importantly, DSC became a recognized leader in the wildlife conservation and sustainable use movement. Ben will [...]

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

DSC Objects to USFWS Order 219

Arbitrary Decision Impacts Recreational Hunting and Fishing For his last hurrah before departing office, outgoing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Director Daniel Ashe released USFWS Directors Order 219, expanding the use of nontoxic ammunition and fishing tackle. Dallas Safari Club (DSC) objects to the Order, and condemns the decision as it targets our hunting [...]

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

NYT Getting the Story Out

In the aftermath of the Cecil the lion controversy, there have been a number of stories, in print and video, about the benefits of hunting – the direct effect on conservation, the monies raised from hunters, and the benefits to local communities from sustainable use practices. Many of these stories come from sources that we [...]

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

Goat Plague Could Bring End for Mongolian Saiga

The saiga antelope, or Saiga tatarica, may have survived for millions of years, but its future looks uncertain. Facing another deadly disease, the critically endangered species could lose up to 80 percent of its remaining Mongolian population, Saiga tatarica mongolica. This week, the New York Times published an article by Erica Goode that shares the [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Another Legislative Session, Another Battle over Cougar Hunting

Oregon searches for best way to deal with cougar problems Every year, new bills and opposition arise over hunting cougars in Oregon. This session, three bills look to allow Oregon counties the choice to use dogs when hunting cougars. These bills would override Measure 18, which has banned the use of dogs to hunt cougars [...]

By |February 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Animals or Cannibals?

In a recent New York Times Science article, “A Family Dinner,” Bill Schutt discusses how researchers have observed cannibalism in thousands of species. Although most common in insects, arachnids and fish, the practice occurs more than you might think in larger mammals as well. According to a study by Dr. Guy Balme and Dr. Luke [...]

By |February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Second Largest Ivory Market to End in 2017

The State Council of China, the country’s main governing body, has released a four-part plan to close its legal ivory market by the end of 2017. Officials said that these actions should strengthen the protection of current ivory and combat illegal trade. The first part calls for a complete stop of commercial processing and sales [...]

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

DSC, DSC Foundation, Frontline Foundation Fight Poaching

This article was featured in the January/February Edition of Camp Talk, our monthly newsletter for our members. An article in The New York Times last fall highlighted the often forgotten dangers faced by individuals who put their lives at risk to help protect wildlife and end poaching in Africa. DSC commends The New York Times [...]

By |February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DSC and DSCF to Fish and Wildlife: African Leopard Up-Listing Not Warranted

DSC and DSC Foundation (DSCF) have joined a long list of conservation and hunting groups in submitting a united and official comment to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for the Endangered Species Act (ESA) status review of the African leopard. Conservation Force, a leading non-profit conservation organization, submitted the comment on behalf of [...]

By |January 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DSC and DSCF Sign Memorandum of Understanding with Namibia

During the recent 2017 DSC Convention and Expo, members of DSC and DSC Foundation (DSCF) met with government officials from Namibia to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement formalizes the existing relationship between the parties. Both share a common concern for the future of Namibian wildlife as well as the desire for cooperation [...]

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