Houston Safari Club Weighs In On Grand Canyon Watershed Issue
Posted: May 21, 2015
Houston Safari Club, along with twenty-four other conservation organizations, expressed their concern regarding the designation of 1.7 million acres of lands around the Grand Canyon National Park as the Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument.
Legislative Update: Texas House Bill 3057
Posted: May 19, 2015
House Bill 3057 by Representative Murr, which recently passed out of the House and was sent over to the Senate, takes $1 million dollars out of our dedicated hunter and angler license money in Fund 9 to spend on a local county basis for predator control. The Bill language may be reviewed here.
HSC Sponsors TPWD Annual KidFish
Posted: May 13, 2015
For the third year in a row, Texas Parks and Wildlife held its annual Kidfish and this year 32 kids came out with their parents to experience the thrills of fishing! Local Game Wardens from Liberty, Chambers and Galveston counties were on hand to help educate the kids on how to cast, tie knots, and the importance of conservation and population control. For many of the kids, this was their first time to ever fish. Catches of the day included largemouth bass, catfish and bluegills. The largest fish of the day was a 3.6 pound largemouth bass and was caught by a 5 year old first time angler. The event was sponsored by the Houston Safari Club and Academy Sports + Outdoors.
HSC 2015 Announces Sporting Clays Tournament
Posted: March 9, 2015
HSC is proud to announce its 2015 Annual Sporting Clays Tournament, scheduled for Thursday, May 7, 2015. The tournament will be held at Greater Houston Gun Club beginning at 12:30 p.m.
This event has proven to be extremely popular because of the great fellowship, and the fabulous auction and raffle items. Experienced and novice shooters alike are encouraged to attend. Bring your colleagues, clients, family and friends out for a fun day of shooting and fundraising for a truly worthy cause.
Comment on the proposed threatened listing and special rule governing import of the African Lion, 79 FR 64472, Oct. 29, 2014 (FWS–R9–ES–2012–0025)
Posted: February 11, 2015
January 27, 2015
Metairie, LA (Conservation Force) – This is a comment on behalf of Conservation Force and a number of its supporting member organizations including Dallas Safari Club, Houston Safari Club, African Safari Club of Florida, Shikar Safari Club International, International Professional Hunters Association and Professional Hunters Association of South Africa.
Conservation Force is among the foremost leaders of and most actively engaged organizations in Africa-wide lion conservation. This has been described in prior comments preceding this pending proposal, which comments in their entirety on the status of the lion throughout Africa are incorporated herein by reference to avoid repetition. We have previously filed voluminous, meticulously referenced comments in the earlier stages of this listing that will not be repeated here.
HSC Supports Sportsmen’s Act of 2015
February 10, 2015 (Houston, TX) – U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) have introduced the Sportsmen’s Act of 2015. The bipartisan legislative package is designed to promote and protect the hunting and fishing heritage of Americans and expand access to hunting and fishing areas across the United States.
The Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 is supported by members of both parties including original co-sponsors U.S. Sens. Jim Risch (R-ID) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), and U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). In addition to enhancing access opportunities to public lands for hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, the proposed measures address conservation programs and the potential for an expanded outdoor recreation economy. Some areas of note include:
HUNT Act: All federal public land management agencies are directed to identify high-priority federal lands where hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation are permitted but where access is non-existent or significantly restricted, and develop plans to provide access.
HSC Provides Grant Support For Texas Park and Wildlife Department’s Desert Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer and Pronghorn Restoration Project
Posted: February 9, 2015
HSC has provided a $30,000 grant to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) in support of the Desert Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer and Desert Pronghorn Restoration Projects.
The HSC grant will be utilized to support the desert bighorn sheep restoration program (monitoring equipment, student monitoring and helicopter capture), as administered by the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI), in partnership with TPWD. Also being funded is the mule deer restoration project and the pronghorn restoration project, specifically relocation, monitoring, predator management and fencing modification to promote survival, production and movement.
HSC Announces Educational Seminars for 2015 Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention
Posted: January 14, 2015
HSC is proud to announce educational seminars that will take place during the Expo. The HSC Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention will take place January 23-25, 2015, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas.
The HSC expo seminars include two interesting and educational sessions. One of the seminars will feature guest speakers Paul Trethowan and Dr. Andrew Loveridge. Paul is the lead researcher of the Bubye Valley Conservancy (BVC) Lion Research Project, which is home to 25% of the lion population in Zimbabwe. Dr. Andrew Loveridge is the lead researcher of Hwange National Park Lion Research Project. Their seminar Lions of Bubye Valley Conservancy – A Conservation Success Story will give attendees an in-depth look of the program, as well as a look into the behavioral ecology of African lions.
HSC Announces Auction Lineup for 2015 Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention
Posted: January 9, 2015
HSC is proud and excited to announce the auction lineup for the HSC Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention. Proceeds from the auctions will benefit HSC’s mission of preserving the sport of hunting through education, conservation and the protection of hunters’ rights. The convention will take place January 23-25, 2015, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas.
This year, HSC is using electronic bidding for the Friday night silent auction. Using any type of smartphone, computer or iPad/tablet, you can browse silent auction items and place bids with the tap of a finger. Plus, you will be notified by text if you are outbid for an item! For instructions on how to register go to http://www.houstonsafariclub.org/convention-silent-auction-is-going-digital-bid-now/ and start bidding today!
HSC Announces Celebrity Appearances for 2015 Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention
Posted: January 6, 2015
HSC is proud to announce celebrity appearances that will take place during the Expo. The HSC Worldwide Hunting Expo and Convention will take place January 23-25, 2015, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas.
Razor Dobbs, big game hunter and host of the television series RAZOR DOBBS ALIVE on Sportsman Channel, will make an appearance on Saturday, January 24, from 12:00PM to 2:00PM at the HSC membership booth in the expo hall. Razor is an award-winning television producer and hunts across the globe pursuing dangerous game.