Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club (HSC) has wrapped up its monumental 2018 Annual Convention and Hunting Expo. This was the inaugural year in downtown Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The exhibitors showcased were nearly double the number versus previous HSC expos. 

The banquet events were very popular as well with all being sold out. Friday evening concluded with a concert by The Bellamy Brothers and Saturday night Gala attendees danced their way into Sunday to the sounds of Roger Creager. 

Houston Safari Club presented its top annual awards at the banquets. Among them, Peter Tam of Tam Safaris was recognized as the Professional Hunter of the Year. Tristan Pepper was awarded the Youth Hunter of the Year award. Denise Welker was named Huntress of the Year and William “Bill” Newlin was recognized as the Hunter of the Year.

Each year, HSC’s Convention raises funds to continue their mission of education, conservation, and the protection of hunters’ rights. Day traffic at the expo was impressive and drew in crowds that far surpassed attendance expectations.

HSC hosted 150 area high school students for the Youth Wildlife Conservation Education (YWCE) program, introducing Houston area high school students to the many possibilities the outdoors can hold, including the many aspects of hunting as a conservation tool and careers in the outdoor arena. 

HSC has already begun planning their 2019 Convention which will take place January 25-27, 2019. Exhibitor applications are being taken now at www.houstonsafariclub.org/convention/exhibitor-info

 

About Houston Safari Club

Houston Safari Club (HSC) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the protection of hunters’ rights. In addition, HSC proudly provides one of the largest scholarship programs of its kind, through its 501(c)(3) charitable arm, the American Conservation and Education Society (ACES). HSC and ACES are independent organizations and are not chapters of or affiliated with any other organization. Visit our website at houstonsafariclub.org, or call 713.623.8844 for more information.

 

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Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club (HSC) is expressing its concern for recent actions by some members of Congress to oppose the creation of the International Wildlife Conservation Council (IWCC).

The IWCC is being formed to increase public awareness domestically regarding conservation, wildlife law enforcement, and economic benefits that result from U.S. citizens traveling abroad to hunt. The duties of the Council will be to address the benefits of international hunting, wildlife conservation and survival, illegal trafficking and poaching, review of the Endangered Species Act and many other critical topics.

In their letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.  the members of Congress referred to the IWCC being formed solely to “promote trophy killing”. The Congressional members go further to state that 86% of Americans oppose hunting big game, based on a 2015 HBO Real Sports/Marist Poll. What they fail to note is the fact this poll was based on a survey population of only 1,095 people. HSC does not feel the opinion of 1,095 US residents is a viable sample size to represent the opinion of over 300 million US residents. Furthermore, HSC believes forming such a council of thought leaders is a long overdue approach to work with other countries in potentially expanding the immensely successful North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Through this model and with the support and funds provided by hunters, the U.S. has seen a dramatic rebound of wildlife populations including wild turkey, bighorn sheep and whitetail deer among others.

About Houston Safari Club

Houston Safari Club (HSC) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the protection of hunters’ rights. In addition, HSC proudly provides one of the largest scholarship programs of its kind, through its 501(c)(3) charitable arm, the American Conservation and Education Society (ACES). HSC and ACES are independent organizations and are not chapters of or affiliated with any other organization. Visit our website at houstonsafariclub.org, or call 713.623.8844 for more information.

Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club (HSC) announces their 2018 HSC Convention Auction Catalog is now available for viewing and online bidding for live auction items has begun. The event will take place January 26-28, 2018 in its new 104,000 sq. ft. home-downtown Houston at the George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center. The 2018 HSC Auction Catalog may be viewed and downloaded at http://www.houstonsafariclub.org/convention/attendees/.

Friday, Gazelles, and Saturday night live auction items are now available for online bidding via onlinehuntingauctions.com. These auctions feature gear, excursions around the world, and more! Bidders are encouraged to login now, build a profile, review the auction items and start bidding. Then, on both Friday and Saturday during Convention, log back in and participate in the intensity and action of online bidding during our live auctions! All convention details may be found at houstonsafariclub.org/convention.

Don’t miss this year’s Convention featuring The Bellamy Brothers and Roger Creager. A huge hunting expo, live auctions, silent auctions, raffles, banquets and more-there will be something for everyone! Thanks to HSC’s 2018 Convention sponsors: Wildlife Partners, Capital Farm Credit, Enterprise Products Partners L.P., Conroe Taxidermy, S&B Engineers, Chattaronga, WELL Worldwide Energy Logistics Gordy & Sons Outfitters, Silver Eagle Distributors, Beck & Masten, Global Rescue, WELL Worldwide Energy Logistics, Australian Outfitters, 1st National Reserve, Upstream International State Farm Insurance Agent John Bowers, 1st National Reserve, B&B Taxidermy, TWG. Travel, La Gloria Land Company,  The Gun Cleaners of Houston, and NRA Women’s Leadership Forum.  

 

About Houston Safari Club

Houston Safari Club (HSC) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the protection of hunters’ rights. In addition, HSC proudly provides one of the largest scholarship programs of its kind, through its 501(c)(3) charitable arm, the American Conservation and Education Society (ACES). HSC and ACES are independent organizations and are not chapters of or affiliated with any other organization. Visit our website at houstonsafariclub.org, or call 713.623.8844 for more information.

 

Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club (HSC) has expanded its annual Hunting Expo and Convention to twice the number of exhibitors versus prior years. HSC will be moving its largest annual fundraiser to the George R. Brown Convention Center in 2018 to accommodate the ever-growing list of exhibitors.

Over 100 new exhibitors will be featured in 2018, under one roof, including guides, outfitters, artwork, gear and services from almost every continent in the world. The Friday night banquet will feature The Bellamy Brothers and country music artist Roger Creager will be the feature entertainment for Saturday night. The banquets will also feature chances to bid on incredible live auction items, presentation of HSC’s annual hunting and photo awards and many more surprises.

Houston Safari Club’s Annual Worldwide Convention and Conservation Expo celebrates wildlife, wild places and the sporting lifestyle for thousands of visitors and exhibitors. The three-day event will feature hundreds of exhibitors from South Texas to South Africa and everywhere in between. In addition, HSC will host incredible fundraising events including a weekend long silent auction on the Expo hall floor, the new Thursday Night Expo Preview & Exhibitor Appreciation Reception- a chance to be among the few that have an exclusive “sneak peek” of the expo hall, Friday Night Banquet & Hunting Awards, Saturday Gazelles Luncheon and the Saturday Night Grand Gala.

The event will take place January 26-28, 2018 in its new 104,000 sq. ft. home – downtown Houston at the George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center. Hilton Americas-Houston will be the location for all banquets and luncheons. Register now for banquet and expo tickets: at houstonsafariclub.org/convention/attendees/ or by calling the HSC office at 713.623.8844.  HSC sincerely thanks its Convention sponsors: Wildlife Partners, Capital Farm Credit, Enterprise Products Partners L.P., Conroe Taxidermy, S&B Engineers, Chattaronga, WELL Worldwide Energy Logistics Gordy & Sons Outfitters, Silver Eagle DIstributors, Beck & Masten, Global Rescue, WELL Worldwide Energy Logistics, Australian Outfitters, 1st National Reserve, Upstream International and NRA Women’s Leadership Forum.

 

About Houston Safari Club

Houston Safari Club (HSC) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the protection of hunters’ rights. In addition, HSC proudly provides one of the largest scholarship programs of its kind, through its 501(c)(3) charitable arm, the American Conservation and Education Society (ACES). HSC and ACES are independent organizations and are not chapters of or affiliated with any other organization. Visit our website at houstonsafariclub.org, or call 713.623.8844 for more information.

 

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Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club (HSC) announces the launch of online auction bidding as part of its annual Convention and Hunting Expo. The 2018 event will take place January 26-28, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center and Hilton-Americas, Houston, Texas. Find your dream hunting adventure, bid on original artwork, discover excursions around the world, and more!

It is so easy to get involved in the action! Simply go to onlinehuntingauctions.com, create an account, build a profile, and start bidding! You can safely begin bidding immediately. Then, on both Friday and Saturday nights during Convention, login and participate in the intensity and action of active online bidding during our live auctions.

You can find the Friday night auction items posted here by clicking on the link: http://www.onlinehuntingauctions.com/2018-HSC-Live-Auction_as46976. Saturday night auction items may be found here: http://www.onlinehuntingauctions.com/2018-HSC-Live-Auction_as46977. New this year-a third live auction! You can bid on live auction items being offered during the Saturday Gazelles Ladies Luncheon! Just click here: http://www.onlinehuntingauctions.com/2018-HSC-Live-Auction_as50384.

Featured auction items include hunts on private, historic ranches, big game and bird hunts in North America and around the world, exclusive fishing trips, jewelry, artwork and so much more!

For more Convention information, visit houstonsafariclub.org/convention.

 

About Houston Safari Club

Houston Safari Club (HSC) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the protection of hunters’ rights. In addition, HSC proudly provides one of the largest scholarship programs of its kind, through its 501(c)(3) charitable arm, the American Conservation and Education Society (ACES). HSC and ACES are independent organizations and are not chapters of or affiliated with any other organization. Visit our website at houstonsafariclub.org, or call 713.623.8844 for more information.

Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club (HSC), a leader in education, conservation and hunters’ rights, is pleased to announce the re-launch of its online store, HSCgear.com. HSC has teamed up with Frio Ice Chests powered by Visual Promotions to offer gifts, customized performance coolers, and performance apparel. Items will be refreshed frequently, so one should check back often!

“Our Frio team is very excited to announce the launch of the new HSCgear.com online store.  We feel certain that our team will mesh well with HSC and together, we will give visitors a great collection of HSC products which will proudly represent the organization.  From coolers and cups, to apparel and headwear, our online assortment will not fall short of authenticity or affordability” states Jeff Brandes, Frio President/CEO.

Frio will also be managing the HSC store at its annual Convention, to be held January 26-28, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center! Select items will be available, including some limited edition Convention merchandise. Yet another reason not to miss out on the big event!

Visit, order, and check back often. Support us at HSCgear.com!

 

About Houston Safari Club

Houston Safari Club (HSC) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the sport of hunting through education, conservation, and the protection of hunters’ rights. In addition, HSC proudly provides one of the largest scholarship programs of its kind, through its 501(c)(3) charitable arm, the American Conservation and Education Society (ACES). HSC and ACES are independent organizations and are not chapters of or affiliated with any other organization. Visit our website at houstonsafariclub.org, or call 713.623.8844 for more information.

 

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