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DSC Call To Action: The Chance for a New Beginning in Botswana

DSC Members,As many of you may have heard or read, the government in Botswana is considering a substantial reform to the country’s wildlife management policy. Included in the reform is the re-opening of hunting on government lands and the re-opening of elephant hunting. The former administration ended Botswana’s long and storied history of wildlife management [...]

By |March 5th, 2019|Elephant, Hunting, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

Natural Resources Bill Passes Senate

A large bill that increases public land access for hunting and dedicates funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to secure additional access in the future is one step closer to becoming reality. On Feb. 12, the Natural Resource Management Act (S. 47) passed in the Senate with a 92-8 vote. Although containing a [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|North American Wildlife Conservation Model, wildlife|0 Comments

The Importance of Elephant Hunting to CAMPFIRE and CAMPFIRE to Elephants: A Case of the Mahenye Community in Zimbabwe

This report was created by one of the CAMPFIRE areas with people and elephant being jeopardized by hold on elephant trophy imports. The initiation of the Community Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE) in Zimbabwe has brought with it a number of positive contributions to the lives of people, and in turn improved the [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Hunting, wildlife|0 Comments

Rare Wildlife Sightings

NW Montana Woodland Caribou Near the U.S./Canada border, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) has confirmed recent woodland caribou sightings. And, in even better news, a breeding pair may be present. Although these caribou are native to the area, these reports are extremely rare. Once spanning from central British Columbia to Idaho, Montana and Washington, [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, wildlife|0 Comments

Check Out Crane Cam

Big sandhill crane buff? The Arizona Game & Fish Department has set up a Sandhill Crane Cam for live viewing of the birds on their wintering grounds at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area. The best viewing times are just after daylight and around noon when they return from morning feeding for the rest of the afternoon. [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, wildlife|0 Comments

Cougars: Michigan Surprise, Livestock Losses, and Management Debates

Michigan It’s always exciting to catch a rare find on a game camera. For the Upper Peninsula wildlife biologists, their cougar capture was one of those exciting moments. Since 2009, their game cameras have captured over three million images, but this is the first cougar. The Oct. 1 image is one of 38 confirmed observations [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|From the DSC Newsroom, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

Different States, Different Black Bear Hunt Conditions

Maryland In western Maryland, the five-day black bear season closed on Oct. 26 with 135 bears harvested across four counties. Last season, 131 bears were taken at a success rate of 7.9 percent, which is higher than the regional average of three to five percent. The open season was extended by an extra day this [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Big Game, wildlife|0 Comments

DOI: Zinke Announces Public-Private Partnership bringing $2.7 Million to Habitat Conservation of Big Game Migration Corridors and Winter Range 

This release was originally published by the US Department of the Interior. WASHINGTON –Today, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and ConocoPhillips, announced a new NFWF $2.7 million grant program to enhance and improve the quality of habitat in state identified, priority big-game winter [...]

Don’t Miss the Hunter’s Moon Tonight

We don’t just mean an episode of Larry Weishuhn and Blake Barnett’s “DSC’s Trailing the Hunter’s Moon.” The full moon in tonight’s sky is officially called the Hunter’s Moon. Each month has a unique name for the full moon, which has been shaped and shifted through various cultures over centuries. Many of the names are [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|Hunting, wildlife|0 Comments

DOI: Secretary Zinke Applauds President Trump’s Nomination of Aurelia Skipwith to be Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This release was originally published by the US Department of the interior. We look forward to working with potential Director Skipwith. WASHINGTON – Last night, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Aurelia Skipwith to be the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke applauds the nomination. [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|wildlife|0 Comments