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Effective anti-poaching requires 365 days a year effort. Michael Angelides and McCallum Safaris are doing an excellent j...
10/12/2021

Effective anti-poaching requires 365 days a year effort. Michael Angelides and McCallum Safaris are doing an excellent job with their crack anti-poaching teams in Tanzania.

Sept. - Oct. IWMC Newsletter - Dallas Safari Club
09/29/2021
Sept. - Oct. IWMC Newsletter - Dallas Safari Club

Sept. - Oct. IWMC Newsletter - Dallas Safari Club

We should never forget that The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was established 50 years before the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. In August, Ndoskoy Sangau (9), Sangau Metui (10), Sanka Saning’o (10) were killed by lions in a nature conservation ar...

09/21/2021

In a recent interview in Uganda with well known safari outfitter and conservationist, Robin Hurt, he discusses the many positive changes he has seen in this area in regards to wildlife populations. The increase is largely a result of the direct benefits hunting has provided to the local communities. Conservation Through Hunting at its finest!

08/27/2021

The Take Action Program is one of Zimbabwe’s premiere dog training programs designed to help with anti-poaching. DSC Foundation is proud to support projects like these across the dark continent and beyond.

08/24/2021
The Name Game

It should be no surprise that the animal rights organizations are attempting to create a fundraising windfall around the legal taking of a mature male lion in Zimbabwe. However, it is unashamed hypocrisy that they will not recognize the threats and loss of human life that occur due to human wildlife conflict across the African continent and around the world. It seems that these organizations and the western media do not value human life as highly as they do a legally hunted lion.

07/23/2021
The Inaugural Chapter Leadership Summitt

Earlier this year, the DSC chapter system, along with the DSC Foundation, hosted their inaugural chapter leadership summit in the Texas hill country at the legendary Ftw Ranch. Our chapter presidents had a weekend of fellowship and fun as they enjoyed a couple days of world class SAAM training, all while learning new ways to make their chapters even better. This event, which we hope to continue into the future, is just a small token of our gratitude to the excellent work our chapters are doing.

Learn more about creating a chapter in your area at https://www.biggame.org/start-a-chapter/ or by contacting Carson Keys at [email protected].

" In terms of Namibian elephant conservation efforts, which are especially focused on reducing poaching in this part of ...
07/15/2021
Elephants are thriving in Namibia - Conservation Frontlines

" In terms of Namibian elephant conservation efforts, which are especially focused on reducing poaching in this part of the country, the increasing elephant population is good news. This is confirmed by recent poaching statistics, which show that only 11 elephants were killed illegally in 2020, down from a high of 78 in 2014."

A veteran conservationist interviews scientists experienced in the incredibly complex (and expensive) process of counting elephants. It turns out that Namibia’s elephant numbers are several times higher than the estimates of protectionist activists (and their organizations).

Excellent response from the Namibia Professional Hunting Association in regards to the recent events.
07/13/2021

Excellent response from the Namibia Professional Hunting Association in regards to the recent events.

"We see countless such deaths, but they still impact me emotionally every time. None of those animals was named or globa...
07/02/2021
Science + Celebrity for Conservation–A call for partnership based on knowledge, not opposition driven by emotion - Conservation Frontlines

"We see countless such deaths, but they still impact me emotionally every time. None of those animals was named or globally celebrated, like “Cecil” the lion, but their deaths count at least as much, if not more, because their very anonymity shows they lived in wild areas that receive little media attention. They died because they had no perceived value to people in those areas, and the sadness I feel for every one of these deaths is awful."

This moving essay is a response to criticism that wildlife scientists don’t seem aware that “science isn’t enough.”

At our midyear gala, we also had the chance to recognize a truly special person - Mary Cabela. Mary was given our inaugu...
06/25/2021

At our midyear gala, we also had the chance to recognize a truly special person - Mary Cabela. Mary was given our inaugural Legacy Award.

To learn more about the Legacy Award, follow the link: https://youtu.be/HIBOplqwqKM

At our midyear gala, we also had the chance to recognize a truly special person - Mary Cabela. Mary was given our inaugural Legacy Award.

To learn more about the Legacy Award, follow the link: https://youtu.be/HIBOplqwqKM

Our Midyear Gala was the perfect place to recognize our inaugural inductees to the Askari Circle: Trevor Ahlberg, Ken D'...
06/22/2021

Our Midyear Gala was the perfect place to recognize our inaugural inductees to the Askari Circle: Trevor Ahlberg, Ken D'Arcy, Gina & Tim Archer. These men and women will ensure the Foundation's future of fulfilling its mission.

Learn more about the Askari Circle by watching our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8wAekNcqH8

Our Midyear Gala was the perfect place to recognize our inaugural inductees to the Askari Circle: Trevor Ahlberg, Ken D'Arcy, Gina & Tim Archer. These men and women will ensure the Foundation's future of fulfilling its mission.

Learn more about the Askari Circle by watching our video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8wAekNcqH8

06/18/2021
DSC Foundation's Midyear Gala Highlights

What a phenomenal evening it was last Saturday at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Relive the experience with us in this highlight video of the incredible event! Thanks again to everyone who made it possible.

From our incredible keynote speaker, Danene Van Der Westhuyzen, to our Legacy Award recipient, Mary Cabela, to our recor...
06/16/2021

From our incredible keynote speaker, Danene Van Der Westhuyzen, to our Legacy Award recipient, Mary Cabela, to our record-breaking live and silent auctions, last Saturday's inaugural Midyear Gala Dinner & Auction was an incredible night for conservationt. We cannot thank enough those that made this night the amazing success that it was. Here's to many more events to come!

What. A. Night. Still a few items left! Get online and bid NOW! #dscfvirtualauction
06/13/2021

What. A. Night. Still a few items left! Get online and bid NOW! #dscfvirtualauction

What. A. Night. Still a few items left! Get online and bid NOW! #dscfvirtualauction

06/13/2021

Tonight’s auction is exceeding any expectation we had. Don’t miss your chance to bid online at the link in our bio. #dscfvirtualauction

Today is the day! The room is coming together nicely for tonight’s inaugural Gala & Auction. There is still time to regi...
06/12/2021

Today is the day! The room is coming together nicely for tonight’s inaugural Gala & Auction. There is still time to register for our virtual auction, just head to dscf.online hunting auctions.com. #dscfvirtualauction

Today is the day! The room is coming together nicely for tonight’s inaugural Gala & Auction. There is still time to register for our virtual auction, just head to dscf.online hunting auctions.com. #dscfvirtualauction

06/11/2021
The DSCF Virtual Auction Item of the Day: Paul Stones Safaris Africa

The last item we highlight is one that will go big in tomorrow night's event. One lucky winner will enjoy a cape buffalo hunt in the Niassa Game Reserve with Paul Stones Safaris Africa!

Tomorrow night is the live stream of this auction, so don't wait! Register and begin bidding today at dscf.onlinehuntingauctions.com

06/09/2021
DSCF's Featured Item of the Week: Capstick's Personal G***k

Our final item of the week is a g***k 9mm and more from Peter Hathaway's Personal collection. This will certainly be a collector's dream on Saturday night.

Visit its item page at https://dscf.onlinehuntingauctions.com/PETER-HATHAWAY-CAPSTICK-S-PERSONAL-GLOCK-17-IN-9MM-LEATHER-CASE-AND-BOOKS_i41088731

The week is here! You have 3 days left to register, prebid, and enjoy the live stream Saturday night at dscf.onlinehuntingauctions.com

A mule deer and aoudad hunt on the Apache Ranch will get you started on our virtual auction page. Follow the QR code to ...
06/05/2021

A mule deer and aoudad hunt on the Apache Ranch will get you started on our virtual auction page. Follow the QR code to register and bid today!

A mule deer and aoudad hunt on the Apache Ranch will get you started on our virtual auction page. Follow the QR code to register and bid today!

06/02/2021
DSCF's Featured Item of the Week: Sierra Madre Hunts

This week's featured item is as good as it gets in the country of Mexico: a 15-day trip for free range desert bighorn, mule deer, and coues deer with Sierra Madre Hunting Safaris. This item will certainly be one of our biggest of the year.

View the full details of this trip at https://dscf.onlinehuntingauctions.com/SIERRA-MADRE-HUNTING-15-DAY-DESERT-BIGHORN-COMBINATION-HUNT-FOR-ONE-HUNTER-IN-THE-SONORAN-DESERT_i41099253

We're only a week away! Register and bid before June 12 at dscf.onlinehuntingauctions.com

Great essay from Zig Mackintosh about the disconnect between US conservation goals and proposed legislation that will un...
06/01/2021

Great essay from Zig Mackintosh about the disconnect between US conservation goals and proposed legislation that will undoubtedly undermine those goals. There is an existing mechanism to support the world goal of dedicating 30% of land to conservation. It is a mechanism that protects and enhances wild habitat, conserves and manages wild resources responsibly and provides benefits to communities that live and work among wildlife.

That mechanism is wildlife management policy that incorporates legal, well-regulated hunting - not harmful, mindless import bans that serve only to pacify animal rights activists whose agendas don’t
promote real conservation.

HYPOCRISY WRIT LARGE.
By Zig Mackintosh.

The U.S. Department of the Interior recently reported that the Biden-Harris Administration had initiated the "America the Beautiful" project. https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/biden-harris-administration-outlines-america-beautiful-initiative

The report waxes lyrical about how a locally led and voluntary nationwide conservation goal aims to conserve 30 % of U.S. lands and waters by 2030.

These restoration efforts across public, private, and Tribal lands and waters will create jobs, strengthen the economy's foundation, tackle the climate and nature crises, and address inequitable access to the outdoors.

It is a commitment to support farmers, ranchers, and fishers; and honoring Tribal sovereignty and private property rights.

Six priority areas have been identified for the administration's early focus, investments, and collaboration:
• Creating more parks and safe outdoor opportunities in nature-deprived communities.
• Supporting Tribally led conservation and restoration priorities.
• Expanding collaborative conservation of fish and wildlife habitats and corridors.
• Increasing access for outdoor recreation.
• Incentivizing and rewarding the voluntary conservation efforts of fishers, ranchers, farmers, and forest owners.
• Creating jobs by investing in restoration and resilience projects and initiatives, including the Civilian Climate Corps.

In the same week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal for the largest expansion in recent history of hunting and sport fishing opportunities for game species across 2.1 million acres at 90 national wildlife refuges and on the lands of one national fish hatchery.

Promoting hunting and fishing? Very cool!

2.1 million acres. Impressive!

Why doesn't Africa follow such a wonderful example?

How about African countries committing to conserve 30% of their lands and waters and allow the sustainable use of the natural resources?

Oh wait, they do! And they allow non-citizens to enjoy them.

Consider these African countries where sustainable-use safari hunting is promoted.

Zambia's Protected Areas cover over 77,000 square miles or 30% of the country's total landmass in the form of 19 National Parks and 36 Game Management Areas.

Namibia currently has over 50% of its land under formally recognized wildlife management, including its entire coastline.

The country has more wildlife than at any time in the past 150 years, and the national wildlife herd stands at around 3 million animals.

Private game ranches and wildlife conservancies in South Africa cover 50 million acres, an area more than five times the size of the country's national park system.

Zimbabwe has 25 100 square miles dedicated to safari hunting, outside of formally protected areas.

A total of 94 700 sq. miles of Botswana (over 37%) is dedicated to wildlife conservation, with 17% of the country being designated as protected national parks and game reserves.

Mozambique has over 31 750 square miles of hunting wilderness.

Over 40% of Tanzania is under some form of wildlife management.

There are 140 hunting concessions covering 96 500 square miles.

These African countries are, evidently, committed to conserving wildlife and habitat.

But it seems that the Western world is intent on dissing these conservation successes and efforts at every possible opportunity.

Listed below is some of the current proposed trophy import ban legislations.

Canada – Jane Goodall Act: Introduced by a Canadian Senator in November 2020, the Act would ban the import of elephant hunting trophies into Canada.

Switzerland – CITES Species Ban: In March 2021, Switzerland's National Council approved a motion calling for a ban on the import and transit of trophies of animals listed in CITES Appendices I through III.

United Kingdom – Trophy Import Bans: The Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs is considering several options that would ban the import of all or select trophies into the U.K.

A report by lion researcher Dr Peter Lindsey et al. in 2006 estimated the total area of sub-Saharan Africa devoted to safari hunting as at least 540 550 square miles. By contrast, England's total land area is 50 200 square miles.

United States – CECIL Act – Introduced in past years and likely to be reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives this year, the Act would ban import into the U.S. of elephant and lion trophies from Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

It would also require that species proposed for listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act be treated as if they are listed (i.e., would require permits).

And it would require rule-making with public notice and comment for all trophy imports of ESA-listed species, making it significantly more difficult to import listed or proposed-to-be-listed species.

Connecticut – Senate Bill 925: Introduced in February 2021, the bill would ban import and possession of elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, and giraffe parts or products. The bill passed out of Committee in March 2021, making it one step closer to passing the State legislature.

Illinois – House Bill 395: Introduced in January 2021, this bill would prohibit the import of 18 different species, including cheetah, elephant, giraffe, hippo, leopard, lion, and rhino.

The bill passed out of Committee in March 2021, and it was placed on the Short Debate calendar, meaning legislators only have 5 minutes of debate to discuss its merits.

The leadership of the State House sponsors this bill, increasing the likelihood it will pass through the legislature with support.

California – Iconic African Species Protection Act did not pass last year, but the same sponsor has introduced legislation to address live animal imports and wildlife trafficking. The bill may be amended to add trophy ban language.

Was any African country consulted before the Biden-Harris Administration announced the "America the Beautiful" project?

If the Western world can dictate African wildlife policy surely Africans should, you know?

Hypocrisy writ large, no?

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Well done DSC for coming to the aid of wounded PH Phillip Smythe with an outstanding grant and financial contribution.
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Jofie Lamprecht Safaris would like to thank the Dallas Safari Club Foundation for the grant to help with the anti-poaching effort in Mahango National Park in Namibia Have a close look at the images of this kudu - it has a snare wrapped around its neck... DSC Foundation
We've won the battle but not the war‼️‼️‼️ A great thank you to all who signed up for and supported this petition financially ‼️‼️👍🏻👊🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 The Tahr Foundation is proud to announce that the High Court has recently ruled in our favour against DOC's devastating 2020/21 control plan, and is requiring DOC to reconsider the plan after consulting with the Tahr Foundation and other stakeholders. Although this is a great start and is definitely a win for the hunting community and the essence of proper consultation, we are still concerned that DOC is allowed to undertake 125 hours of culling in the interim until a new agreement is reached, which includes targeting all animals/bulls in National Parks. We will be reaching out to DOC immediately to provide advice on where and what the 125 hours should target in order to reduce hunter conflict, and we hope they consider our suggestions in good faith before commencing any of the control work. If DOC does go ahead and target bulls in National Parks before a new Tahr Control Plan for 2020/21 is agreed upon, they will kill not only thousands of Tahr, but also hundreds of jobs and a multi-million dollar industry. We really hope this a step in the right direction of rebuilding the trust and relationship between hunters and the department. Fingers crossed for a sensible outcome, well done guys and thanks for your ongoing support. Please see our Press Release below regarding the High Court's decision: TAHR FOUNDATION WELCOMES LANDMARK HIGH COURT DECISION ON DOC’S CONTROVERSIAL EXTERMINATION PLAN 10 July 2020 The Tahr Foundation is welcoming the High Court decision halting DOC’s controversial plan to kill thousands of tahr through the Southern Alps. The Foundation asked the High Court for a judicial review of DOC’s plan to exterminate all Himalayan Tahr in national parks and sharply reduce tahr populations in other areas. The application was heard in the High Court in Wellington on Wednesday and Justice Dobson has just released his decision this afternoon. In the decision, Justice Dobson says that DOC is to reconsider its decision to proceed with the 2020-2021 plan after consulting with interests represented by the Foundation and other stakeholders. Until consultation and a further decision have been completed, DOC can only undertake half of the 250 hours provided for in the 2020-2021 plan. Tahr Foundation Spokesman Willie Duley is welcoming the decision as a victory for common sense. “This is a landmark decision. It recognised the considerable gaps in DOC’s process, the lack of consideration for stakeholders affected and will stop the decimation of the tahr herd and save jobs,” Willie Duley says. “Just as importantly, Justice Dobson recognised that recreational hunters are legitimate stakeholders and have the right to not only be properly consulted by DOC, but also have their views properly considered.” “DOC tried to ride roughshod over the commercial and recreational hunting sector and their token consultation was a sham.” “If they had been allowed to get away with this, future consultation on any issue would have become meaningless and that has serious implications for all conservation stakeholders and outdoor recreation groups.” He says public support to stop DOC’s cull is soaring. “The petition to stop DOC going ahead with the tahr kill is approaching 50,000 signatures while the Give a Little campaign has raised $135,000. It shows the depth of feeling there is against this senseless slaughter.” Willie Duley says in the wake of the High Court decision, the Tahr Foundation is offering to work with DOC and the Game Animal Council, the statutory body responsible for game animals like tahr, to come up with a suitable tahr management plan. “We have always accepted the need to properly manage tahr numbers and recreational hunters have made a huge contribution to reducing populations, even though DOC refused in court to acknowledge that,” Willie Duley says. “Hundreds of jobs and a multi-million-dollar industry rely on tahr, let alone the recreational aspirations of tens of thousands of recreational hunters.” “We just want to be listened to and are happy to sit down with DOC, the Game Animal Council and others to thrash out a workable tahr management plan.” ENDS
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"In the name of conservation!!!" Why do you scum always say this. After you low lifes take your big fees you contribute less than 0.01% to conservation. You do it for the money. All hunters are murdering sub-human scum and care nothing about conservation.
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