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Parker Lee Stepan and Shae Greidanus Named Recipients of 2021 Colin Caruthers Young Hunter Award

Parker Lee Stepan and Shae Greidanus Named Recipients of 2021 Colin Caruthers Young Hunter Award

DSC is pleased to announce Parker Lee Stepan of San Antonio, Texas, and Shae Greidanus of Visalia, California, as the recipients of the Colin Caruthers Young Hunter Award. This award honors young hunters who have met a very strict set of criteria for hunting and academic achievement, as well as community service and leadership.

 

The award is named for Colin Caruthers, the late son of Tommy and Pat Caruthers, longtime DSC Life Members who have been integral to the development of outdoor education programs for DSC. Colin was an avid hunter and wildlife enthusiast from an early age. A people person, he thrived on the camaraderie of the hunting lease and enjoyed learning from other hunters. DSC honors this young hunter’s devotion to hunting and conservation through this award.

 

A DSC Life Member and senior at Central Catholic High School, Stepan is an accomplished hunter and conservationist and is a member of several hunting organizations, including the National Rifle Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, Coastal Conservation Association and Central Catholic Woods and Waters Club. In addition to his hunting achievements, Stepan is also an Eagle Scout, one of the captains on his varsity football team and the Bravo Company First Sergeant in JROTC.

 

Stepan has had the opportunity to travel through North America, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia and has harvested impressive animals, such as reedbuck, springbok, bushpig, fallow deer, Burchell’s zebra, Scimitar horned oryx, southern greater kudu, impala and many more.

“Parker’s pursuit of excellence shows not only in his hunting accomplishments but additionally in his efforts to take on service projects in communities locally and abroad. DSC is proud to honor this young man with this award,” Corey Mason, DSC executive director, said.

 

Stepan said that although many of his hunting plans for 2020 had to be cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, he has big plans for the future.

 

“I am in hopes that I will be able to travel to South Africa and Zambia in 2021 for my safaris and to complete a service project at a community school near Kalomo, Zambia,” Stepan said.

 

A senior at Central Valley Christian High School, Greidanus is an avid hunter and hunting advocate who enjoys showing those around her that hunting is “alive, young and positively impactful.”

 

Greidanus has had the opportunity to hunt in several exciting locals with her family including throughout North America, Canada, South Africa and Spain. She’s harvested a variety of impressive animals, including Dall’s sheep, cougar, black bear, nyala, oryx, impala, fallow deer and European wild boar.

 

“Shae is a great role model for young hunters around the world. Her steadfast dedication in the field and in the conservation community as a whole are exactly what this award aims to celebrate,” Colin Carruthers Young Hunter Award Committee Chair Amy Callender said.

 

Greidanus is a life and chapter member of Safari Club International, DSC, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Grand Slam Club/Orvis. She is also an officer and member of Future Farmers of America (FFA) and an officer and member of the 4-H Club.

 

“More than anything else, I want to serve the hunting industry through representation, encouragement, and noticeable growth,” Greidanus said.

 

Congratulations to these young hunters!

 

For more information, visit www.biggame.org.

 

Visit DSC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DallasSafariClub/

Visit DSC Foundation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedscfoundation/

 

About DSC

A member of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), DSC is a mission-focused conservation organization, funded by hunters from around the world. With an administrative staff of less than 15 and a volunteer army of 500, DSC hosts an annual Convention that raises funds for grants in conservation, education and advocacy. In the past three years, more than $5 million has been channeled to qualified projects, organizations and programs in support of that mission. Get involved with DSC at  www.biggame.org.

 

About DSCF

DSC Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. DSC Foundation serves the mission of DSC to conserve wildlife and wilderness lands, to educate youth and the general public and to promote and protect the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Learn more about DSC Foundation at www.dscf.org.

 

Silent Auction Spotlight: Bid Now!

Silent Auction Spotlight: Bid Now!

The 2021 DSC Live and Silent Auctions are open for bidding. 

Check out the lineup of adventures, hunts, gear, art and jewelry from around the world. Browse the items or follow the buttons below for more information on the 2021 DSC Virtual Convention!

Register for Online Auctions

How-To Series: Auction Register and Bidding

 

Item #684 4ACES OUTFITTERS
10-Day Big Game Safari for Four Hunters in South Africa
Includes Trophy Fee Credit

 

Item #660  Mongol Tour
3-Day Maral Stag Hunt for One Hunter in Mongolia – Includes Trophy Fee – Valued at $7,000

 

Item #650 KINGHAM SAFARIS
3-Day Moluccan Rusa Hunt for One Hunter in Australia – Includes Trophy Fee – Valued at $5,550

 

Item #600 LODGE AT LITTLE DUCK
7-Day Fishing Trip for One Angler in Manitoba, Canada
Valued at $5,000

 

Item #559 ALASKA FUR GALLERY
His-Hers Hand-Knitted Mink Lap Throws
Valued at $9,800

 

Item #548 SWAROVSKI OPTIK
Swarovski Z6i 1-6×24 Riflescope – Valued at $2,255

 

Item #491 ATASCOSA WILDLIFE
Atascosa 2,000-LB Protein Feeder with Skids and Fill Platform Valued at $2,500

 

Item #420 DAKOTA PRAIRIE
3-Day/4-Night Pheasant Hunt for Two Hunters in South Dakota – Valued at $5,100

 

Item #413 LOS ANGELES CATTLE CO/FEDHA NYUKI     
Los Angeles Cattle Co./ Fedha Nyuki – Valued at $4,000

 

Item #406 BEAR PAW OUTFITTING 
6-Day Black Bear Hunt for One Hunter in Alberta, Canada
Valued at $5,100

 

Item #400 TARPON CAYE LODGE-BELIZE/FISH PARTNER-ICELAND
Tarpon Caye Lodge-Belize / Fish Partner-Iceland – Valued at $7,920

 

 

Item #350 1 SHOT GEAR   
Blaser Primus Universal Genius 8×30 Binocular – Valued at $2,150

 

SILENT AUCTION –  FEB. 14 -1PM CLOSE

SILENT AUCTION – FEB. 14 – 3PM CLOSE

 

Enter Today: 2021 DSC Photo Contest

Enter Today: 2021 DSC Photo Contest

Take any memorable photos in 2020?

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 2020 calendar year

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

The categories are:

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

Click HERE to download the form.

The deadline is  January 31, 2021.

2020 Winner

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.  

 

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

Click HERE to download the form.

Find inspiration by checking out last year’s winners:

 

DSC Presents Virtual 2021 Convention: Reflections

DSC Presents Virtual 2021 Convention: Reflections

(Jan. 13, 2021 – DALLAS) — DSC has big plans for its 2021 Convention, Reflections, which will be held virtually February 10-14. DSC looks forward to this digital reunion of the hunting and conservation community until all can meet in Dallas again.

 

There are many ways to get involved with the virtual event. DSC’s evening auctions will be livestreamed nightly from Feb. 10 – 13 with a live auctioneer so viewers can watch and bid on items as if everyone were in the room together in Dallas. But don’t wait for the live event. Live and silent auction items are open for bidding today. With adventures, hunts, art and jewelry from around the globe, there is something for everyone. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Feb 10 – 13) night auctions will begin at 7:30 p.m. CST. Silent auctions close at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 14. Bidding is now open, so head to www.dsc.onlinehuntingauctions.com to register.

 

Each night, viewers will hear from leaders in the conservation world including Danene van der Westhuyzen, Paul Stones and Steve Hornady. Viewers will also receive updates on what is new with DSC and learn more about how to get involved. At the end of each night, one name will be drawn to win a hunt through the New Adventures Membership Drive. All new members, renewals and upgrades between January 1 – February 13 will be entered to win. Visit www.biggame.org/membership to join or learn more about membership options.

 

New to online bidding? It is simple! Watch or read DSC’s “How-To” series to follow the easy steps to get set up and familiarize yourself with the platform before the live event.

 

Visitors to www.dsc.onlinehuntingauctions.com will also have the option to view the Exhibitor Floor Plan where they can search and learn about the diverse group of more than 800 exhibitors. Whether looking for an upland bird hunt or a new scope, viewers can find what they are looking for with this impressive list.

 

DSC will also be honoring its 2021 award winners: Stephen H. Miller (The Dr. Bob Speegle Outstanding Hunting Achievement Award); Rob Keck (Peter Hathaway Capstick Hunting Heritage Award); Clay Brewer (inaugural Conservation Trailblazer Award); Cory Carlson (Artist of the Year); Charlton McCallum Safaris (Outfitter of the Year); and Parker Stepan and Shae Greidanus (Colin Caruthers Young Hunter Award). More about the awards and the winners will be released nightly at www.dsc.onlinehuntingauctions.com Feb. 11-13.

 

Those wanting to take their viewing experience to the next level can visit the DSC Watch Party guide to connect with DSC headquarters and other viewers near and far — all from the comfort of home.

 

Not sure where to start? Head to the 2021 Convention landing page to find all this information in one place. Visit www.dsc.onlinehuntingauctions.com, DSC’s Facebook page or Instagram @officialdsc to stay up to date on all the parts of the DSC virtual online event.

As always, DSC, along with Sports Afield, appreciate all the 2021 Corporate Sponsors for their generosity and support of this important mission. The endorsement of these outstanding companies allows DSC to further its mission of conservation, education and advocacy now and into the future.

 

For more information, visit www.biggame.org.

 

Visit DSC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DallasSafariClub/

Visit DSC Foundation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedscfoundation/

 

About DSC

A member of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), DSC is a mission-focused conservation organization, funded by hunters from around the world. With an administrative staff of less than 15 and a volunteer army of 500, DSC hosts an annual Convention that raises funds for grants in conservation, education and advocacy. In the past three years, more than $5 million has been channeled to qualified projects, organizations and programs in support of that mission. Get involved with DSC at  www.biggame.org.

 

About DSCF

DSC Foundation is a non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. DSC Foundation serves the mission of DSC to conserve wildlife and wilderness lands, to educate youth and the general public and to promote and protect the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Learn more about DSC Foundation at www.dscf.org.

 

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MISSION 

DSC’s mission is to ensure the conservation of wildlife through public engagement, education and advocacy for well-regulated hunting and sustainable use.

 

VISION

The vision of DSC is a society that values wildlife, engages in its conservation and understands and supports the role of well-regulated hunting in the sustainable use of wild resources.

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