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Wildlife Partners, LLC Renews Conservation & Outdoor Education Alliance With Houston Safari Club

Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club (HSC) and Wildlife Partners, LLC announce the renewal of their collaboration to promote the future of conservation and outdoor education.   “We are honored to continue our partnership with Houston Safari Club. The organization and its members exemplify the spirit of conservation and preservation of our outdoor heritage. As a conservation focused company, we can find no better place to direct our support”, stated Chris Gilroy, Director of Ranch Operations, Wildlife Partners. HSC Executive Director Joe Betar commented, “Wildlife Partners believes in the mission of Houston Safari Club and has once again stepped up full force to help ensure the future of wildlife, habitat, hunters’ rights and outdoor education”. Wildlife Partners will once again have a major presence at the HSC annual worldwide convention and conservation expo, January 26-28, 2018 in downtown Houston. About Wildlife Partners, LLC WildLife Partners is honored to be a

South African Firearm Registration Guidelines for American Hunters Have Changed

If the date on your United States Department of Homeland Security Certificate of Registration – CBP Form 4457 – has expired, it will no longer be accepted by the South African Police Services’ Central Firearms Desk. These are some helpful tips from Cindi Rulon of WELL Worldwide Energy Logistics Customs Brokers: CLICK HERE FOR CBP Form 4457 with 2019 expiration date To All Hunters near Houston, The most convenient Customs Office you should use to register your guns, binoculars, scopes, cameras, etc., with the new CF 4457 that has an expiration date of 08/31/2019: Customs & Border Protection 2350 North Sam Houston Pkwy. #900 Houston, Texas  77032 291-985-6805 There is free parking in the front of the high-rise building as well as garage parking. Best hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:30 pm.  If you need to register your guns on a weekend, you can go to: Houston Intercontinental Airport Terminal E CBP office on ground floor

Houston Safari Club and CIC-US Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Houston Safari Club and the United States Delegation of The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (“CIC-US”) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), for the shared goals of the two organizations, to promote and advance sustainable hunting as a critical conservation instrument and the preservation of the hunting heritage.   This partnership will provide an opportunity for HSC to expand its conservation focus and efforts globally, working with CIC-US. Rick Capozza, President of the U.S. Delegation of CIC stated “We are honored by HSC’s commitment to support our mission to be the collective voice of American hunters on global conservation issues. We look forward to a long-term collaborative partnership with HSC”. ”HSC and its members proudly partner with CIC-USA and its efforts to fight wildlife crime, support sustainable use wildlife management, and preserve the hunting heritage”, states Joe Betar, HSC Executive Director.  The International Council for Game and

Capital Farm Credit Houston Safari Club’s Newest Corporate Partner

Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club (HSC) is proud to announce Capital Farm Credit as its newest Corporate Partner. Capital Farm Credit, a long time HSC supporter, has strengthened its backing of HSC’s mission principles of education, conservation and hunters’ rights. As a Corporate Partner, Capital Farm Credit will assist HSC in providing conservation grants and programs, youth education, veterans outreach and more. Providing ongoing, comprehensive support of all HSC fundraising initiatives and media channels, Capital Farm Credit has deepened its commitment to HSC and its members. “Capital Farm Credit shares the Houston Safari Club’s dedication to the conservation of our natural resources and its efforts to ensure Texans’ continued enjoyment of the outdoors,” said Ben Novosad, CEO of Capital Farm Credit. “We’re proud to partner with HSC on the great work they do in education and the promotion of responsible land stewardship.” HSC Executive Director Joe Betar states, “Capital

HJ Res. 69

Houston Safari Club recently signed on to the following letter urging the Senate to pass HJ Res.69, which the House already passed last week. Per Jeff Crane, President, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation:  While HJ Res 69 (previously numbered HJ Res 49) would specifically nullify the aforementioned AK rule, please consider the broader implications in voting in favor of this resolution:  The states have authority to manage fish and wildlife on federal lands (USFWS, BLM, USFS, NPS) as repeatedly affirmed by Congress, and cooperation is compelled to achieve both wildlife population and habitat objectives. This AK Final Rule is an example of failed federal cooperation and sets an undesirable precedent that could be replicated by USFWS on National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) nationally.  This AK Final Rule boldly preempts 3 federal statutes that grants the authority of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to manage wildlife for both recreational and subsistence hunting on

Houston Safari Club Annual Convention A Rousing Success

Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club (HSC) recently concluded its 2017 Annual Convention and Hunting Expo. Daily pedestrian traffic in the expo hall and attendance at the banquet fundraising events were at an all-time high. This year’s theme was “Into the Wild”, and visitors were able to experience the thrill of the outdoors from the moment they entered the hall. The Saturday night Gala included the auction of the coveted Texas Desert Bighorn Sheep Reserve Tag. The tag was sold for an incredible $120,000 – the second highest bid ever for this tag. Awarded by Texas Parks and Wildlife, the majority of the proceeds are donated back to the Texas Desert Bighorn sheep program. ”A big thanks to all our exhibitors and donors for making this year’s convention and expo a resounding success, said JD Burrows, this year’s Convention Chair.  “Visitors this year saw some of the most diverse adventure
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