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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

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

HSC signs on to Energy Conference AWCP Fishnet letter

Houston Safari Club signs on to the letter urging the energy conference committee for the inclusion of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S.405) and other sportsmen-conservationist provisions that are contained in the House-passed SHARE Act (H.2406) in the final conferenced comprehensive energy legislation. Energy Conference AWCP Fishnet Letter

HSC Signs onto Statement of Principles in Support of Public Lands

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 Safari Club Partners With Conservation Visions And Supports Wild Harvest Initiative

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

HSC Continues Support of Wildfire Funding and Forest Management

Recently, Houston Safari Club signed onto a wildfire funding and forest management letter to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry committee. The letter further explains key points within the Emergency Wildfire and Forest Management Act of 2016 they support, and those they still have concerns with, specifically in regards to budget and management of Indian forest land. Wildfire Funding and Forest Management Ltr 2016 SENR
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