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DSC’s Response to UK Call for Evidence on Trophy Imports/Exports

Please see DSC’s submission in response to the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ call for evidence on the impact of trophy imports and exports. The case for legal, regulated hunting as a conservation tool is well-established worldwide and there is no place for restrictions on any matters seeking to undermine hunting. DSC looks forward to further correspondence with the Department on this important matter.

 

Read the response here.

 

Enter Today: 2020 DSC Photo Contest

Enter Today: 2020 DSC Photo Contest

Take any memorable photos in 2019?

Send them in for the DSC Photo Contest!

 

The Photo Contest is open to all DSC Members who are not paid for photography. 

Photos must from the 2019 calendar year

Entries must be submitted by e-mail only to karrie@biggame.org.  

The categories are:

  • Landscape
  •  Wildlife
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Mobile Device
  • Other

Click HERE to download the form.

Deadline is  January 31, 2020.

Last year’s top photo!

 

Entries must be submitted by e-mail only to karrie@biggame.org.  Subject line should read PHOTO CONTEST.  Each photo must be a maximum of 8mb, 300dpi. 

Please save the image as CategoryFirstnameLastname (Example: LandscapeJohnDoe1 or LandscapeJohnDoe2 or OtherSuzySmith1).

Entry fee is $5 per image. You may pay by credit card, debit card, check or cash.  

Remember, judging is based on the quality (impact, composition, lighting) of your photo, not the quality of the trophy

Entries must be made by the photographers themselves, rather than by the photo subjects. 

There will be a winner in each category, and an Overall Grand Prize Winner, selected from among the category winners.  

All qualifying entries received by December 27, 2019 will be shown during the 2020 convention and the winners will be announced at the April 2020 monthly meeting.  

For questions, call 972-980-9800 or email karrie@biggame.org.

Click HERE to download the form.

Find inspiration by checking out last year’s winners:

 

2019 Wildlife Category

2019 Mobile Category

 2019 Other Category

2019 Fishing Category

2019 Landscape Category

2019 Overall Winner

DSC Auction Spotlight #1

DSC Auction Spotlight #1

DSC AUCTION SPOTLIGHT #1

At long last, Heritage 2020 will be upon us in less than one week.  And with great delight, we’re happy to reveal our last, but certainly not least, DSC Auction Spotlight #1 – A stunning tanzanite and diamond necklace featuring a magnificent center stone weighing a whopping 13.44 carats!  And better yet, 100% proceeds from the sale of this dazzling piece benefits the DSC Foundation (DSCF), a 401 (c)(3) charitable organization.  Learn more about DSCF at www.dscf.org.

Bid now online HERE or read on for more details…now back to work to get ready for the show!

13.44-carat Tanzanite center stone set in platinum with platinum chain. The center stone is surrounded by 26 diamonds with a total weight of one carat, GH color, SI clarity. This is a custom piece, handmade by Jerry Boguslawski, President of Chicago Jewelers. PROCEEDS BENEFIT DSC FOUNDATION (DSCF). REFERENCE THE CHARITABLE DEDUCTION QUALIFICATIONS IN THE OFFICIAL AUCTION RULES SECTION OF THE CATALOG. Valued at $40,000. Matt Boguslawski, matthewboguslawski@gmail.com.

 

DSC Auction Spotlight #2

DSC Auction Spotlight #2

DSC AUCTION SPOTLIGHT #2

DSC Auction Spotlight #2 for Heritage 2020 is not only GREAT, it’s Presidential!  Of course, you don’t have to be a past or current DSC President to bid and win, but you may feel like one when you do!  This incredible firearm was created through a special collaboration of artisans of the American Gunmakers Guild for DSC’s 2020 President’s Rifle.  Don’t miss out making this beauty yours by bidding online HERE.  But first, more of the amazing details…

The American Custom Gunmakers Guild is pleased to present DSC’s 2020 President’s Rifle, handcrafted through a collaborative effort of expert craftsmen. This gun is a pre-’64 Winchester Model 70 action chambered in .338 Win Mag. The superb metalsmithing on this project was completed by ACGG Professional Member, Steve Nelson. Steve was able to maintain and accentuate the lines of the classic American Rifle. Steve also handled the installation and finishing of the 24″ barrel with quarter rib, barrel mounted sling swivel, banded front sight and three leaf express rear sight. Steve’s impeccable work also included fitting and installation of a Jerry Fisher round bottom metal. The top of the receiver is graced with Talley bases to accommodate the future owner’s choice of scope. Following the completion of the metalwork, the gun was provided to ACGG Professional Member Al Lofgren, who took on the task of stocking this great rifle. A beautifully figured, quarter-sawn Bastogne walnut blank was graciously provided by Steve Heilman. In keeping with the classic American rifle style, Al inlet and shaped the stock to exacting dimensions. The stock was accentuated with an ebony fore-end tip and elegant leather-covered recoil pad before final sanding and meticulous hand-rubbed finish was applied.  The stock is beautifully checkered by Al and sports classic fleur de lis pattern work throughout. For engraving, the gun was sent to Firearm Engraver’s Guild Master Engraver, Brian Hochstrat for some light English scroll and platinum inlays. The inlays depict a zebra on the floorplate with an outline of Africa on the grip cap.

The inlays also highlight the trigger guard, receiver and quarter rib with floral accents. The metalwork is finished in a deep blue to show off the platinum inlays to their best advantage. We would like to thank all the craftsmen/artisans who were involved with the crafting of this fine firearm. Valued at $25,000. Eric Dehn, 719-645-0335, 445 Harness Way, Monument, CO 80132, edehn1@msn.com, BOOTH #ACGG.

DSC Auction Spotlight #3

DSC Auction Spotlight #3

DSC AUCTION SPOTLIGHT #3

Some say ‘Good Things Come in Threes’ and with Christmas, New Years and Heritage 2020 all fast approaching together, that saying couldn’t ring more true.  So with ‘Rule of Three’ in mind, the final 3 Spotlights preceding the show will not only be really good, they will be really GREAT!  And with luxury accommodations aboard a fully restored 1920s Edwardian train in South Africa for Spotlight #3, it certainly couldn’t get much better than that. 

Enough said and ready to bid? Then click HERE.  Intrigued and want to learn more? Then read on. Either way, don’t miss all the other amazing offerings available online in DSC’s 2020 live auctions. Now channel your best “Out of Africa” mood and learn more…

Rovos Rail invites one hunter and one non-hunter to South Africa for a 5-day wingshooting adventure aboard the ‘Pride of Africa’ to recapture the romance of a bygone era when travelers experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and elegant fashion with wood-paneled coaches and deluxe, private guest suites.

The trip is available June 2020 or 2021 and may be upgraded to include plains game at current price list. Additional guests are welcome at $27,450 for hunters and $13,750 for non-hunters. This package includes guided wingshooting for guinea fowl, rock pigeon, dove and geese, field prep, dip & pack service, transportation to shipper, private double-occupancy accommodations, three meals daily, alcoholic and other beverages, 24-hour room service, entrance fees (as per itinerary), licenses, ammunition, government tax and limited laundry service.

Not included are vehicle transfers between Johannesburg Airport and railway station at $100, airport taxes, travel/personal insurance, gun import permits, personal expenditures, spa treatments and gratuities. Non-shooters will enjoy their own guided program including visits to Boer War battlefields, art museums, shopping and game drives. Accommodations before/after the hunt in Pretoria are recommended at $200/night. DALLAS SAFARI CLUB THANKS  ROVOS RAIL TOURS  FOR THIS 100% DONATION.  DALLAS SAFARI CLUB THANKS ROVOS RAIL TOURS FOR THIS 100% DONATION. Alicia Taljaard, 011 27 12 315 8534, 011 27 82 788 8121, 34 Transnet Ave., Capital Park, Pretoria, Gauteng 0084, SOUTH AFRICA, alicia@rovos.co.za, Rovos.Com, Hunting-Safari.Com, BOOTH #150. Valued at $41,200.

 

 

 

DSC Auction Spotlight #4

DSC Auction Spotlight #4

DSC AUCTION SPOTLIGHT #4

With just four weeks remaining until Heritage 2020, and Christmas even closer still, we focus on three important tasks – preparation, preparation and more preparation!  Of course, DSC staff and volunteers are hard at work making final preparations for the show, but on our off time, there’s all that needs to be done to ring in the holidays properly….like trimming the tree – check, hanging the lights – check, mailing the cards – check, buying gifts – almost check, filling those stockings…EEK!

So you forgot to buy a bunch of useless trinkets for your family’s Christmas stockings, now what?  DSC’s got you covered!  Turn useless into useful by gifting raffle tickets for one or more of the many exciting items offered through DSC’S 2020 RAFFLES!

What could be better than the possibility of winning a ROXOR 4WD vehicle or an elk/moose hunt in British Columbia?  Certainly not that pack of bubble gum or package of tube socks you were thinking of buying for last minute fillers!  What’s more, it’s as easy as 1-2-3…

 

 

 

1) Browse & Buy Here: DSC RAFFLES

2) Complete & Print: RAFFLE TICKET VOUCHER

3) Start filling up those empty stockings!

 

And while you’re at it, check out the EXPO Silent Auction now available for online bidding through the same link. Browse, bid & save your favorite firearms, optics, furs, hunting gear, domestic/international hunts & fishing trips… and so much more!

 

 

 

 

 

New USFWS Director Confirmed

New USFWS Director Confirmed

December 12, 2019 (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Contact: Corey Mason

Executive Director

 

Today in the United States Senate – The U.S. Senate confirmed Ms. Aurelia Skipwith to serve as the next Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. She will oversee a thriving Service of roughly 8,500 employees and 568 national wildlife refuges to conserve wildlife and habitat across the country.

Skipwith has been a proven leader within the Department of the Interior (DOI). Since the beginning of her service at DOI, she has helped execute the Administration’s priority initiatives. 

Prior to her confirmation today, Skipwith had served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish & Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior.  There, she was responsible for ensuring the protection and stewardship of lands and waters within the national park and wildlife refuge systems. Skipwith earned her B.S. in biology from Howard University, M.S. in molecular biology from Purdue University, and J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. 

“The Dallas Safari Club is excited about the confirmation of Aurelia Skipwith to be the next Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service,” stated Corey Mason, Executive Director of DSC. “DSC shares her interests in furthering land and wildlife conservation. We look forward to working with her and stand ready to assist in efforts to increase public awareness of conservation needs.”  

Read the full press release on Aurelia Skipwith’s appointment here: https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/us-senate-confirms-aurelia-skipwith-director-us-fish-and-wildlife-service.

DSC Auction Spotlight #5

DSC Auction Spotlight #5

DSC AUCTION SPOTLIGHT #5

With only five weeks remaining until Heritage 2020, we’re pleased to feature our 2020 Outfitter of the Year Danielle Wilson of NewZealandHunting.Com for Spotlight #5.  This amazing hunt will auction at the Ladies Luncheon Live Auction on Friday during the show, but those not planning to attend, may still have a crack at winning by bidding online through: LIVE AUCTIONS. Here’s more details on what’s in store for the lucky winners…

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NewZealandHunting.Com, and DSC’s 2020 “Outfitter of the Year!”, is pleased to donate a 5-day 2×1 fallow deer hunt for two hunters on 30,000 acres of privately owned land in New Zealand’s South Island, also  known as the “Sportsman’s Paradise” – includes trophy fees for 1x fallow buck for each hunter, best available. Method of take is rifle or bow. This free-range hunt  is available April-May 2020 or 2021 and may be upgraded to include red deer, elk, tahr, chamois and goat at current price list. Additional hunters, as well as observers, are welcome at current rates. Transportation during the hunt is mostly by vehicle and foot with hunting done by spot & stalk (if upgraded to chamois, a short helicopter flight will be required at $1,500/hour). This package includes field prep, RT transfers between Christchurch Airport and hunt concession, ranch house accommodations, meals and beverages, including wine & beer. Not included are dip & pack service, transportation to shipper, hard liquor (can be purchased duty free or locally on the way to the lodge) and gratuities. DSC references include Kathy Tourney, Mark & Lisa McMorris and Daniel Mc Gehee. Danielle Wilson, nzhuntmail@gmail.com, NewZealandHunting.Com, Booth # 3545. Valued at $13,000.

 

"Dallas Safari Club, through its Foundation, funds conservation grants annually: elephant and lion projects in Africa, desert bighorn sheep restoration in North America, anti-poaching projects and more"

 

 

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