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New Collaboration to Benefit Big Game

From the U.S. Department of the Interior With a new order from U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke signed earlier this month, antelope, elk and mule deer will see habitat quality and migration corridors improved. The order also calls for improved collaboration with states and private landowners and facilitates all by using the best [...]

Think You Know About Mammals?

There’s deer and dogs. Rhinos and rats. Bears and bats. But can you name all 6,495 species? This statistic comes from the new Mammal Diversity Database (MDD), which was presented in a recent study in the Journal of Mammalogy. It shows roughly a 20% increase in overall mammal diversity since 2005. New species that are [...]

By |February 13th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

Dallas Safari Club Position on Captive Bred Lion Hunting

Few animals in Africa, or anywhere, are as iconic as the African lion. As hunters we understand the benefits of lion hunting. Dallas Safari Club has stated, and firmly believes, that in the fight to save lions, hunters are their best allies. In January 2013, Dallas Safari Club announced its definition of the ideal huntable [...]

DSC Supports Administration’s Decision to Modify Utah National Monuments

In a recent announcement from The White House and the Department of the Interior, modifications to two national monuments − Bears' Ears and other massive set-asides − will both continue to protect objects of significance and important wildlife habitat but also will prioritize public use and access. DSC believes the hunting community should be aware of the [...]

By |December 19th, 2017|From the DSC Newsroom, News, Press Release, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

DSC Joins Bear Ban Dismay: “Where is the Science?”

  This week, despite a wealth of scientific evidence to the contrary, British Columbia moved to ban all grizzly hunting in the province, effective immediately. The reason for the ban appears to be the government’s “consultation” with “many British Columbians” who have declared the hunt "is not in line with their values," according to a [...]

By |December 18th, 2017|From the DSC Newsroom, News, Press Release, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

Update From DSC’s Executive Director

Dear Members of DSC, As I last reported, DSC President, Craig Nyhus, and I have been in Africa for the last two weeks attending meetings with professional hunting associations and partners. As such, I wanted to provide a quick update. We began our travels in South Africa, attending the Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa [...]

DSC: Positive Elephant Finding Best Decision For Conservation, Anti-Poaching

(Nov. 17, 2017--DALLAS) DSC applauds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcement regarding a positive enhancement finding for elephants in the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The positive enhancement standard is strict, and requires that the Service find “that the [animal] is taken as part of a well-managed conservation program that contributes to the long-term [...]

Surprisingly Fearless Wildlife Observed in Botswana

Scientists recently discovered a unique pattern in Botswana’s carnivore populations by studying resource availability and intraguild species relationships. First, what are intraguild species? They are different species that eat the same prey. Think of how a fox and coyote might both pursue rabbits in the same area. This relationship can lead to predation when a [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|From the DSC Newsroom, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

Grizzly Reunion Brings Both Hope and New Challenges

The Greater Yellowstone ecosystem now boasts a healthy population of over 700 grizzly bears, which is a steady improvement from the population of 150 that warranted official endangered status in 1975. However, new growth brings new challenges. While the number of individuals has increased in the Yellowstone area, the gene pool remains limited. Genetic diversity [...]

Secretary Zinke Announces the Creation of the International Wildlife Conservation Council

Original Press Release Link Here WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the creation of the International Wildlife Conservation Council. The Council will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior. It will focus on increased public awareness domestically regarding conservation, wildlife law enforcement, and economic benefits that result [...]