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Capital Farm Credit Continues Sponsorship of Houston Safari Club

Houston, TX (March 15, 2018) – Houston Safari Club (HSC) is pleased to announce Capital Farm Credit is continuing their support of education, conservation and hunters’ rights through the continuation of sponsorship of Houston Safari Club. With the support of Capital Farm Credit, HSC will be able to expand its outreach via research, education, youth shooting sports, youth and veterans field activities, domestic and international conservation grants and more. “Capital Farm Credit is proud to partner with the Houston Safari Club on the great work they do in education and the promotion of responsible land stewardship,” said Ben Novosad, CEO of Capital Farm Credit. “The foundation of responsible land stewardship is natural resource conservation and management. HSC is a leader in this area and we’re pleased to support them in their efforts.” HSC Executive Director Joe Betar states, “We are so honored to be continuing our longstanding partnership with Capital

Houston Safari Club Announces Award Recipients

Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club (HSC) is proud to recognize John Pepper as the recipient of the 2018 Frank E. Green Award. Past presidents are invited to nominate one member for this prestigious award that was established to recognize those extraordinary members of Houston Safari Club, who have given tremendous time and effort for the enhancement and betterment of HSC and its members, over a period exceeding three years.  The award is presented annually at HSC’s Convention. John has served as President, Vice President, Director, Convention Co-Chair, and is currently the Treasurer. John and his wife Melanie continuously work on passing down the hunting tradition to their grandchildren. HSC is also pleased to announce Julianne and Mark King as the recipients of the 2018 HSC President’s Award. The award is given each year to acknowledge the outstanding HSC member(s) whose contributions exceed expectations, in support of HSC’s mission. Individuals receive

Houston Safari Club’s Annual Convention Sets Records!

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

Houston Safari Club Questions Opposition To International Wildlife Conservation Council

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

Houston Safari Club 2018 Auction Catalog & Online Bidding Now Available!

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 Friday, Gazelles, and Saturday night live auction items are now available for online bidding via 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 Don’t miss this year’s Convention featuring The Bellamy Brothers and Roger

Houston Safari Club Annual Hunting Expo and Convention Features Exhibitors from North America and Beyond

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
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