wildlife

/wildlife

DSC Voices Strong Opposition to Cancelled Grizzly Hunts

A federal judge has reinstated federal protection for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone region blocking planned hunts in Idaho and Wyoming. On Sept. 24, 2018, Federal U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen disregarded the advice of numbers of wildlife biologists and conservation experts when he ruled to overturn the March 2017 decision by the U.S. [...]

Black Rhino Import Permit- YES!

By Richard T. Cheatham, DSC Foundation President The U S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will approve the issuance of a permit to import the black rhino killed by the US hunter who purchased the export permit and hunt at an auction conducted by DSC Foundation in December 2016. This decision is a significant victory for those [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|Hunting, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

Panhandle Mule Deer Regulation Change

Planning on hunting mule deer in the Panhandle? Make sure you have brushed up on the new antler restriction. Hunters in Briscoe, Childress, Cottle, Floyd, Hall, and Motley counties will be required to uphold a new antler restriction regulation that requires all harvested mule deer bucks to have a main beam outside spread greater than [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Hunting, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

FACE: URGENT CALL FOR QUICK AND DECISIVE ACTION: AFRICAN SWINE FEVER DETECTED IN WILD BOAR IN BELGIUM

Please read FACE's latest releast on the spread of African Swine Fever in Europe. DSC has recently become an associate member of FACE. Download the full release here.

By |September 14th, 2018|Hunting, wildlife, Wildlife Conservation|0 Comments

New Hunts Open in TN and NC, Opportunities Reduced in NJ

Velvet in Tennessee Ever hope to take a buck with velvet on his antlers, but by the time hunting season starts, most velvet has already been shed? A group of hunters in Tennessee brought a request to the Wildlife Commission asking for an earlier season for a chance to take a buck in the velvet [...]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Hunting, wildlife|0 Comments

The Unheard Voice

As the debate continues between the anti-hunting community and those who believe in the "Conservation Through Hunting" model, the unheard voice is the rural African who must live among the wild animals. It is these people who are most affected when politics supersedes science in the management of wildlife. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsF5Ugs_xIo

By |August 20th, 2018|Conservation in Action, Hunting, wildlife|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 [...]

Bipartisan bill would bring needed funds to deteriorating National Park Service infrastructure

This op-ed by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was originally posted here. There is no greater American tradition than fireworks on the Fourth of July. This year, as I watched the fireworks over our nation’s capital, under the illumination of the rockets’ red glare, I could not fail to notice the many monuments that [...]

By |July 19th, 2018|Conservation in Action, Op-Ed, wildlife|0 Comments

Good News for Saltwater Anglers

On July 11, the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Rep. Don Young (R-AK), passed a bipartisan bill on marine fisheries law that includes recreational fishing industry input for the first time. The bill aims to increase fishing access and conservation efforts by incorporating modern management approaches, science and technology to guide future decisions. However, [...]

By |July 16th, 2018|wildlife|0 Comments

MEMBER ACTION ALERT: Take 5 minutes to speak up for conservation!

The Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working diligently for the sportsman, and we need to support them in their actions. DSC has weighed in on this important action, and I am writing to ask that you also make your voice heard. This proposal opens three National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) to [...]