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
Best hours: 9 am-4 pm.

Take the new form 4457 with the expiration date of 08/31/2019 with you.

For questions, you may contact:
Cindi Rulon
WELL Worldwide Energy Logistics Customs Brokers
17401 Aldine Westfield Rd.
Houston, Texas  77073
281-606-2400
crulon@well-usa.com

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 Wildlife Conservation (“CIC”) is a politically independent and globally respected hunter-conservation advisory organization dedicated to promoting sustainable hunting to conserve wildlife and wild lands, support communities and indigenous peoples, and preserve the hunting heritage across the globe. CIC’s unique membership structure includes nation states, corporations, and individuals. Under both the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the CIC is the only hunting organization worldwide that enjoys the official status of an Intergovernmental Organization (IGO)

The CIC-US is a 501(c)(3) organization with an independent board and officers and is an affiliate of the CIC headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. CIC-US now counts over 80 members including leaders from many of the most respected hunting and wildlife conservation organizations in the United States as well as experts from several American universities. Its mission is to support and promote the four global initiatives of CIC, namely – Combat Wildlife Crime, Promote Wildlife Conservation, Partner with International Organizations and Sustain our Global Hunting Heritage.

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 NWRs, and is affirmed by Congress in the Alaska Statehood Act, the Alaska National Interests Land Conservation Act, and the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act. 
  • A USFWS policy that eliminates hunting must not be allowed to surpass federal statute that explicitly identifies hunting as a priority general public use as required by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act.

You can read the letter HERE

Houston Safari Club recently signed onto a letter to both presidential candidates that covered the Statement of Principles in Support of Public Lands. This letter asked for them to confirm their support for public ownership of public lands and keep nationally owned land from falling into state and private hands.

 

Sportsmen’s Public Land Support Letter to Mr Trump
Sportsmen’s Public Land Support Letter to Secretary Clinton

Houston, TX – Houston Safari Club (HSC), a leader in education, conservation and hunters’ rights, is pleased to announce the continuation of its partnership with Conservation Visions. HSC’s partnership with Conservation Visions includes support of the Wild Harvest Initiative.

The Wild Harvest Initiative is multi-year program designed by Conservation Visions Inc. to measure and analyze the biomass of wild animal protein harvested by citizens of the United States and Canada, and to assess its nutritional and its economic value. The initiative will also determine the ecological and financial costs of replacing this food through standard agricultural and domestic livestock production.

“The Wild Harvest Initiative will have great relevance for all stakeholders in the conservation community, and for everyone who is concerned about safe, healthy food,” says Shane Mahoney, CEO of Conservation Visions Inc.  “We are excited to have Houston Safari Club join our growing coalition of support for the Initiative, and we are committed to working with our Partners to forge common ground for discussion and public engagement in wildlife conservation issues”.

“HSC is thrilled to continue our partnership with Shane and Conservation Visions. Shane’s foresight to gather and bring this data into the public conscience will hopefully join academia, the non-hunting populace and hunter-conservationists together to better understand the importance of wild, sustainable resources”, states Joe Betar, Executive Director, Houston Safari Club.

About Conservation Visions

Conservation Visions Inc. will educate and inspire the general public and sustainable use community on why conservation matters; promote sustainable use as a conservation mechanism worldwide; reestablish conservation as a social movement by promoting the concept of ‘citizen conservation’; build strong and diverse conservation coalitions by building upon shared ideals; encourage and enable stakeholders to take action for wildlife and human heritage protection; reinvigorate the idea that wildlife belongs to everyone, and ultimately effect positive change for wildlife and humanity.

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.